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AEROSPACE TESTING / NO. 12 / OCTOBER 2008 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
4 Key Software Features for Accelerated Structural Testing
Testing results hitting the target?  Complying with Nadcap and beyond
Combine FlexTest® controllers to meet any channel count requirement at any time
  V12 - Aero - Lead Feature
 
Only MTS AeroPro™ 6.0 software offers the advanced capabilities necessary to optimize your test speeds.
 
4 Key Software Features for Accelerated Structural Testing
 
Today’s aerospace manufacturers face immense pressure to minimize the costs associated with a durability test program. This makes it essential for test labs to complete their testing as quickly and efficiently as possible.

MTS AeroPro™ 6.0 software resolves this challenge for test professionals. Featuring four key time-saving features—integrated control and data acquisition, advanced data display tools, C3 Performance and PSO—AeroPro 6.0 offers the most effective means available to accelerate aerospace testing without compromising data accuracy or posing risks to the test article.

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  V12 - ALL - Material Feature  
Testing results hitting the target?  Complying with Nadcap and beyond
 
As Airbus, Boeing, GE and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace industry make it mandatory for material suppliers to pass cooperative Nadcap audits, tier suppliers are compelled to produce evidence of compliance to physical test standards and methodologies required by OEMs. In turn, a heightened focus has been placed on the maintainability and repeatability of material test machines to remain tightly aligned within specified tolerances.

Jim Hennen, MTS product manager for aftermarket services, discusses why precision-engineered load frames and grip assemblies are essential to ensuring compliance with the industry standards for materials testing.

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  V12 - Aero - Product Feature  
Combine FlexTest® controllers to meet any channel count requirement at any time
 
The modular MTS FlexTest® family provides absolute controller versatility and scalability for your aerospace test program. All digital controllers in the family share a common set of hardware boards and user interface tools, letting you combine boxes to easily scale your channel counts up or down at any time.

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