Products on the market today have gone through long overall development cycles to turn that new idea into a top-notch product, prior to being in the hands of consumers. Testing plays a key role in the many stages of successfully getting a product on to the market, and we have broken it down into the three main stages below.

Development Testing:

This happens during the research and development stage of any project. Development testing is usually conducted on prototypes or even subcomponents to provide early-stage assurance that a product will not have any catastrophic failures further into the development cycle. This early-stage testing provides important data, sometimes for USP critical components, that can help give developers key insights when finalising designs and systems. These tests generally are of a shorter duration or lower severity and require less detailed reporting in the case that redesigns, and additional development tests may be required.

Qualification Testing:

With a final design in place, it’s time to think about fully qualifying your product. Depending on intended users and markets, a large suite of testing may be required to demonstrate your product’s compliance with international standards, country specific regulations, end user requirements or all of the above. Qualification testing can be conducted at the unit, subsystem, and system level on production items and is usually the final hurdle before the final full scale production decision can be made. These tests are usually the most extensive and require very detailed reporting to satisfy all regulators and customers.

Acceptance Testing:

Now that qualification testing has been completed, your product has demonstrated it is ready for the market by passing the rigorous qualification tests needed. It’s time to start manufacturing your units and get them in the hands of your customers. Before the units leave your care though, it’s important to consider a final test to ensure that your unit will survive transport or verify that no manufacturing defects have sneaked in. This is where acceptance testing comes in as a final sanity check that high quality goods are on their way to the customers.

At Resonate Testing, we have the testing capability and capacity to support you throughout your product’s design lifecycle. Our test laboratory features several mechanical, climatic and fire solutions that can test to a wide range of conditions across a broad spectrum of severities.

Our testing services are unique to the island of Ireland and can provide organisations that have any testing requirements, the opportunity to utilise our innovative capabilities and testing expertise with a high-quality service for development, qualification or acceptance testing.  Our services are available to customers locally in the UK and Ireland, as well as internationally and with the installation of high-quality live stream testing, you don’t even need to leave your office to see the testing process taking place.

Our testing capability includes:

Resonate Testing has a proven track record of development, qualification and acceptance testing in a number of industries including, but not limited to, Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Medical Devices, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications and even Space Launcher hardware.

In a truly global marketplace, it is important to have assurance that your products will function in the wide range of conditions across the globe. From the high humidity of South East Asia to the low temperatures of Russia and Canada, there are many extremes to consider for your products and your customers’ operation locations.

Today, consumers are more informed and have more choice than ever before. In virtually every online shop, buyers can leave product reviews, while YouTube has endless unboxing and reviews of every conceivable product. Once your product has been released, you can be sure it will be compared to that of your competitors.

That’s why it is extremely important to ensure that your product is of the highest quality possible and fit for purpose. This is where Environmental Testing comes in.

Environmental Testing can ensure that products are:

Companies that successfully produce consumer products perform extensive testing, both in-house and with external / independent test facilities.  Any combination of testing may be required depending on your product’s intended use, location and industry.

For Aerospace applications, temperature and altitude may want to be combined with vibration to fully recreate the aircraft conditions, whereas for consumer electronics, simply cycling through various temperatures and humidities may be sufficient. Tailoring the duration of climatic exposure can also test the long-term fatigue effects on your product to provide further confidence in warranties and lifecycles.

At Resonate Testing, our Environmental testing capability includes;

We have the environmental testing capability to give you confidence in your product’s reliability. Our state-of-the-art test laboratory features a number of climatic solutions that can test to a wide range of temperatures, humidities, vibrations and altitudes.

Through our years of experience, we have amassed an extensive range of technical knowledge that reinforces confidence in our customers that we have the skills required to absorb any changes or issues that may arise during a project.

Our commitment to continuous investment in our market leading facilities, equipment and capabilities means that we deliver a superior service to our customers, on time and on budget. We invest in our people and machinery to ensure our customers get the very best in test services We utilise a partnership approach at all times, providing our customers with support, guidance, and clear communication at all stages of the project, as well as adding value.

Our testing services are unique to the island of Ireland and can provide organisations that have testing requirements, the opportunity to utilise our innovative capabilities and testing expertise with a high-quality service for all. Our services are available to customers locally in the UK & Ireland and internationally.

Resonate Testing has a proven track record of Environmental testing in a number of industries including, but not limited to, Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Medical Devices, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications and even Space Launcher hardware.

Have you ever dropped a new piece of technology and worried that it may be broken? From small devices such as your smartphone to large items like a computer server, drop testing is a key part of product assurance to ensure products can survive the harsh conditions of mishaps in the transportation or handling process. Functionality after a drop is key in several industries from consumer goods to military support equipment.

Drop Testing consists of:

Drop Testing can generate important data for a wide range of products and industries. Whether you want to recreate a real world drop for developing your new prototype, or test your product for government or industry approvals, a drop test is usually a key part of any new product development.

At Resonate Testing, we have newly commissioned drop testing capability to give you confidence in your product’s durability. We can test from various heights (> 3 metres) onto various impact surfaces (plywood, concrete, steel etc.) for a wide range of test items and standards such as MIL-STD-810, ISTA, ASTM and ISO standards.

Our Vibration Testing services are unique to the island of Ireland and can provide organisations that have testing requirements, the opportunity to utilise our innovative capabilities and testing expertise with a high-quality service for all. Our services are available to customers locally in the UK and internationally.

Resonate Testing has a proven track record of testing in several industries including, but not limited to, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, medical devices, consumer goods, telecommunications and even space launcher hardware.

Réaltra is an Irish company dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of cost-effective space electronic systems, using cutting-edge technologies.

As part of the space product design verification and qualification process, Réaltra required assistance from a testing company that had the expertise and capability to test ‘Upstream’ space products in representative space mechanical environments.

Due to the rugged  nature of the products that Réaltra are testing and the critical applications and niche market that they operated in, they needed to ensure a high-quality, reliable testing service was executed to meet the very challenging time scales and high standards needed to meet the space programme test requirements.

All products that are used on space launchers need to undergo a rigorous “qualification” test campaign, which validate that the design can survive the harsh environments of the launch and space with sufficient margin.  This process involves rigorous testing by experienced and knowledgeable personnel to ensure the tests are completed to the required space industry standards.

Réaltra Space Systems Engineering selected the team at Resonate Testing due to their outstanding reputation and as a recognised Centre of Excellence in space mechanical testing in Ireland, as well as their ability to service customers across a range of sectors and their extensive expertise on the various testing processes. Réaltra required test conditions that would replicate the real-life mechanical environment that their products experienced during a launch. This included high-level vibration tests to simulate the intense launch conditions as well as complex shock testing to replicate the launcher stage separation events.

Choosing Resonate Testing for their range of projects enabled Réaltra to ensure continuity of their space product testing during the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as being located only one hour from Réaltra’s headquarters in Dublin, Resonate Testing Ltd also very conveniently offers high-quality live video-streaming capabilities, which ensured that the testing programme continued successfully during the Covid-19 lockdown, when personal travel was restricted .

The space equipment test activity that started as a pilot project for Réaltra Space Systems Engineering has now grown into a collaborative and successful partnership with Resonate Testing.  Speaking about the partnership, Danny Gleeson, Chief Commercial Office at Réaltra Space Systems said, “We contacted Resonate Testing Ltd as they had been recommended for their expertise and reputation for delivering high-quality testing, excellent customer service, reliability and flexibility. Our experience with Tom, Steven and the whole team at Resonate has been excellent and we have found truly collaborative and innovative space test partners who have delivered innovative test solutions and enabled us to deliver on time to our customers while operating with the challenges of the Covid-19 restrictions. With Resonate’s state-of-the-art technology, and collaborative attitude they made the testing process extremely straightforward and convenient for Réaltra. We are looking forward to continuing our work with Resonate Testing in future projects.”

Will your products or components operate as designed when exposed to fire conditions? How can you demonstrate compliance with both customer and international regulations? What is the impact on your bottom line if your components are over designed or on-the-flip side, non-compliant?

Testing can be used to simulate the effects of a real fire and to measure the ability of items to continue to function, to quickly self-extinguish and ensure re-ignition cannot occur.

In consideration of fire and hazard minimisation, it is clearly better to prove via demonstration of compliance with requirements rather than accept third party assurances.

As concepts develop and materials are selected, an understanding on how a particular material or component will perform reduces your risk and minimises wasted effort while in the long term improving safety and reducing hazards. Items tested can range from material samples of new composites, fabrics, even carpets to more complex components and systems level demonstration of fuel or hydraulic systems, or pumps or actuators for aircraft engines. Often the test is combined with additional factors to represent severe operating conditions of the test items themselves, or the environments they are found in.  These can include vibration, and varying effects of fluids or air flow with pressure, temperature variations, and where present, additional mechanical loading. The ranges and application will depend on formal specifications or standards and/or individual customer requirements.

Fire and flammability testing are required for products used in a wide range of industries, including building and construction, aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, rail, defence, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.

Resonate Testing works across an array of industries, however primarily specialises in fire safety testing for the Aviation industry. We are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025, the standard for all major methods of compliance testing for aircraft propulsion grade testing.

Due to the large quantities of highly flammable fuel and limited possibilities for escape, a fire on an aircraft poses a significant threat to life or brand integrity.

With the expected growth in air travel, fire fatalities are said to increase by four percent annually. Consequently, the industry aims to further improve fire safety by improving materials used and testing components and systems in support of aircraft type certificate, i.e. approval to fly commercially.

The FAA, TC, EASA and other regulatory organisations define compliance with a number of specifications for fire and flammability testing. These include ISO 2685, FAA AC20-135, FAA Powerplant Engineering Report No. 3A, FAA fire test handbook etc., to transport aircraft standards FAR/CS25 Part 25 and Part 33, CS-E. Meeting these specifications require specialised burner equipment and the knowledge and expertise to achieve the starting flame parameters.

Resonate Testing’s key equipment for both aviation and other industry testing includes:

Resonate Testing is continually working alongside regulators, airframers, engine suppliers and component OEMS to update best practice and increase the consistency between labs and ultimately, improve safety.  We are also involved in a significant R&D effort to support the adoption of the new ‘sonic burner’ developed by the FAA. Our testing ability ranges from testing on materials for use in the aircraft cabin and passenger and crew areas, cargo liners, insulation, as well as more complex engine systems, components and fire walls.

Our extensive capability and experience allows us to test across a variety of industries. You can be assured that with Resonate Testing, you are guarantee high-quality testing processes. Contact us toady on +44(0)28 9073 6390 or email info@www.resonatetesting.com to find out more about our range of testing.

Check out the videos below demonstrating our fire and flammability testing processes in action”

Fire Testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg-R8zPg1Mw

Flammability Testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktaKyhzq464

Believe it or not, vibrations are all around us. From small devices such as headphones to large items like your car engine, most of us use items that vibrate on a daily basis. Many products are required to undergo vibration testing to meet rigorous standards or product-specific test protocols to achieve approval or certification, or simply for validation during product development phases.

Vibration Testing can ensure that products are:

There are many different types of vibration testing methods that can be used to recreate the complex conditions of the real world such as gunfire, helicopter rotors, tank tracks, various engine induced vibrations, lifecycle usage wear and tear, and transportation conditions prior to service.

The three main forms of vibration for testing are

Sinusoidal Testing

Sine (one-frequency-at-a-time) tests are performed to survey the structural response of the device under test (DUT). During the early history of vibration testing, vibration machine controllers were limited only to controlling sine motion so only sine testing was performed. Later, more sophisticated analogue and then digital controllers were able to provide random control (all frequencies at once).

Random Testing

A random (all frequencies at once) test is generally considered to more closely replicate a real-world environment, such as road inputs to a moving automobile.

Mixed Mode Testing

Mixed mode testing is combination of two vibration profiles such as Sine-On-Random or Random-On-Random for example.

At Resonate Testing, we have the vibrational testing capability to give you confidence in your product’s reliability. Our vibration test laboratory features high force electrodynamic vibration tables that can test to a wide range of frequencies, amplitudes and spectrums.

Our vibration testing services are unique on the island of Ireland and can provide organisations that have testing requirements, the opportunity to utilise our innovative capabilities and testing expertise with a high-quality service for all. Our services are available to customers locally on the island of Ireland, Great Britain and internationally.

Our vibration, shock and mechanical testing capability includes;

Resonate Testing has a proven track record of vibration testing in a number of industries including but not limited to aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, medical devices, consumer goods, telecommunications and even space launcher hardware.

Check out a video of our vibration testing process in action, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1zXWTj_thk.

If you need assistance with testing, contact Resonate Testing today on +44(0)28 9073 6390 or email info@www.resonatetesting.com.

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