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AEROSPACE TESTING / NO. 8 / OCTOBER 2007 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
Safeguarding Test Articles During Structural Testing
SEM and fatigue-testing capabilities in a single instrument
A single platform for testing large commercial aircraft and the full range of business jets
  V8 - Aero - Lead Feature
 
Advanced measures help protect expensive aircraft test articles from damage
 
Safeguarding Test Articles During Structural Testing
 
Today's aircraft structural testing routinely involves dozens of actuators applying loads across expensive, one-of-a-kind test articles.  Without the proper measures in place for managing the release of energy, any power, mechanical or control failure can post a threat to the test article.

Dr. Christoph Leser, MTS aerospace product manager, discusses the latest technologies that aerospace test labs should consider to safeguard their valuable test articles.

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V8 - ALL - Material Product Feature
 
SEM and fatigue-testing capabilities in a single instrument
 
MTS recently partnered with German company VisiTec to develop a device that supports full fatigue testing within a large-chamber scanning electron microscope (LC-SEM), giving engineers unprecedented insight into how material damage progresses over time.

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  V8 - Aero - Product Feature  
A single platform for testing large commercial aircraft and the full range of business jets
 
MTS software and control systems can help you test both large commercial aircraft and the full range of business jets from a single, common platform.

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