ABOUT Testing Services
Technology: Product and Component Testing Services are a variety of services which evaluate finished products or components through performance in electrical, life, environmental exposure, dynamic, ergonomic, or other specialized tests. Testing services also include testing to standards such as UL 489, CE, ISO, or MIL-STD 810. Typically, a battery of tests is employed in the evaluation process. Capabilities and services, products tested, and certifications and approvals are all important considerations when specifying providers of product testing services. Services often specialize in particular products or industries, and are often versed in the special requirements for testing in those areasTesting services will likely have any necessary certifications
Product testing services include product comparisons, test development, in-process or in-line testing, online documentation or reports, testing, evaluation, and analysis, certification, research and development, training, troubleshooting or FEMA, and testimonials. Testing services cover a wide range of tests with some of particular interest to product manufacturers such as abrasion and wear testing, compliance testing, humidity testing, etc.
Advantages: Testing services can provide a range of specialized product evaluations without requiring an investment in testing equipment.
Limitations of Testing ServicesRecurring shipping/handlingLoss of scheduling controlInterruption of manufacturing cycle for in-process tests
Applications: Testing services apply across a wide range of product development scenarios, includingPackaging testingEnvironmental weatheringWear/strength testingEndurance tests