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A miniature accelerometer on a densely populated PCBA

No room for an accelerometer on your PCBA? Try this!

As PCBA's get more densely packed, finding a place to put an accelerometer during HALT can get difficult.  And, as we all know, monitoring the acceleration at the board level is very important in HALT - it's the only way to clearly understand the...

Date: 06/22/18
Author: Neill
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ESPEC Qualmark li-ion battery testing

ESPEC Qualmark Performs Li-ion Battery Testing

 

ESPEC testing chambers meet all battery reliability and safety standards

Because battery failure is a real risk (and sometimes a desired outcome), environmental chambers need safety systems to protect from harmful...

Date: 01/03/18
Author: Administrator
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Vibration Isolation in HALT

Vibration Isolation – A Simple, Versatile Solution

  

Vibration Isolation – A Simple, Versatile Solution

Date: 12/05/17
Author: Neill
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Mitigating Design & Production Risk with HALT, HAST, and HASS

Qualmark Presenting at Annual Applied Stress Testing and Reliability Conference - SNEAK PEAK: Mitigating Risk

We hope you are already planning to attend the annual ASTR (Applied Stress Testing and Reliability) conference in Austin, TX next week, but in case you are not.... you'll want to learn about the topic that ESPEC Qualmark's own Neill Doertenbach will...

Date: 09/18/17
Author: CAMI TEST
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Quality Magazine Cover

Quality Magazine - Choosing Electro-Dynamic or Repetitive Shock Vibration

Hello, All,

I have recently had the privilege of having an article published in Quality Magazine (The most recent issue, Volume 56, Number 7, July, 2017) on the topic of "Repetitive Shock or ElectroDynamic - Which Vibration System Will Meet...

Date: 07/24/17
Author: Neill
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High Speed Chamber Airflow and "Spinning Down a Beer"

High Speed Chamber Airflow and "Spinning Down a Beer"

Here’s the story I like to tell when I’m explaining the role of air flow in thermal change rates. I’m remembering back to my college days. I’m an Engineering sophomore. Finals are over, and I am experiencing a remarkable string of good luck. I’ve been...

Date: 06/12/17
Author: Neill
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RS Low Frequency Vibration Experiment

Low Frequency Resonance Excitation

Hello, All,

Recently I took advantage of a quite Friday afternoon to create an experiment/demonstration of a low frequency resonance being excited on the ESPEC Qualmark RS system.  I took three different lengths of 3/8" all-thread rod and...

Date: 06/01/17
Author: Neill
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Cracked BGA Joint

BGA Failures during Cold Step Stress testing in HALT

I recently had the opportunity to do HALT on several samples of a product that was densely populated with BGA mounted devices. During the testing I was surprised to find many hard failures in the devices during cold thermal step testing, in the range...

Date: 04/28/17
Author: Neill
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Fretting on connector

Will HALT Accelerate Fretting Corrosion?

Recently a ESPEC Qualmark customer emailed us asking if fretting corrosion on connectors could be accelerated using HALT methodologies. Here is our response:

Date: 12/30/16
Author: Neill
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Qualmark Lab Services

Budgeting for HALT Lab Work in 2017

As you plan your lab services for 2017, whether at ESPEC Qualmark’s Accelerated Reliability Test Center (ARTC) Lab in Denver or one of our authorized partner labs, here are some key items to consider in your budgeting process: ACTUAL LAB TIME The...

Date: 12/20/16
Author: Neill
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Lab Equipment

Year End Planning and Preparing Your Lab Budget – Part 1

It’s almost the end of the year again, and whether you work for big or small company you know that it is time for submitting budgets for next year as well as making sure you’ve squeezed the last penny you can out of your budget for this year.

Date: 12/14/16
Author: Neill
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Welcome to the Qualmark Blog!

This space will be utilized to provide information from the experts in areas related to Accelerated Reliability

Date: 12/08/16
Author: Neill
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Qualmark Corp Acquires Hobbs Engineering

Qualmark Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hobbs Engineering which took effect September 15, 2016

Date: 11/02/16
Author: Administrator
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Automotive testing expo 2016

Automotive Testing Expo

Qualmark is co-exhibiting with ESPEC North America at the upcoming Automotive Testing Expo

Date: 10/10/16
Author: Administrator
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Qualmark ask the experts

Liquid Nitrogen Safety, System Orientation & Best Practices in System Design

Qualmark Corporation is pleased to invite you to attend this one hour, free, webinar

Date: 07/15/16
Author: Administrator
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Battery charge level

The Battery Show

The Battery Show – in partnership with ESPEC North America – September 13-15, 2016

Date: 07/15/16
Author: Administrator
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Qualmark Announces the NEW Typhoon 2.5 Plus and 2.5 Inferno!! [video]

Watch this two minute video to grab a first glimpse at Qualmark's Typhoon™ series -the most energy efficient on the market providing the extreme stresses necessary to rapidly find design flaws

Date: 02/25/16
Author: cmarsh
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