Accelerated Aging

Accelerated Aging

Identifying A Product's Lifespan Is Critical In Ensuring Quality Control

Our materials testing department offers accelerated aging testing which is not one specific method but a variety of methods that can determine the life span of your products.   The testing methods that we implement are conducted either to internationally-recognized standards or to client specific performance requirements. 

Xenon Testing
Thermal Aging and Weathering Simulation
  • Temperature range from -65°C to 150°C
  • Altitude range from -200 ft to 100,000 ft
  • Mil-Std 202G (conditions 105C, A/B/C/F)
  • Mil-Std 810G (conditions 500.5)
  • RTCA/DO-160G
  • Lifespan Expectations
  • Environmental Implications On Certain Products
  • Meet Industry Standards and Regulations
  • Develop and Fabricate Product Specific Test Set-ups
  • Capture Progression of Corrosion at Intervals
  • Corrosion Creepage in Scratched Coatings
  • Determine Coating Adhesion
  • Evaluate Degree of Rusting
  • Measure Degree of Coating Blistering
  • Characterize Thermal Expansion Rates
  • Determine Thermal Coefficient Mismatch
  • Determine Thermal Shock Resistance
  • Heat Aging
  • Observe Reaction to Varying Temperature and Humidity Conditions
  • Accelerated UV
  • Ultraviolet Exposure
  • Xenon Exposure
  • Evaluate Visual Properties Post Exposure - Color Change, Gloss, Haze, Optical Transmission
  • Evaluate Structural Properties of Plastic Parts - Impact Resistance, Tensile Strength, and Abrasion