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The testing division of Cascade TEK, with laboratories in Hillsboro and Longmont
is now Element Materials Technology. Learn more at Element.com.

MIL-STD 810 – Change Notice 1 Now Available

Change Notice 1 to MIL-STD-810G is available.  It includes additional guidance on how to combine various test procedures and new information regarding mechanical shock testing.  


Check out these additions:   

• Part 1 LCEP – Life Cycle Environmental Profile

• Part 2 Test Methods 500-528


To learn about the changes here are a few options:

Cascade TEK - Testing for Space Environments

Posted on Jan 15th, 2014 by marybabitz
Tissue Genesis Testing at Cascade TEK

Cascade TEK is thrilled  to be testing for Tissue Genesis this week.  Their Bioculture System (pictured) will be growing cells on THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION!   Thank you Tom Cannon who left the sultry, warm Honolulu tropics to test with Cascade TEK in Oregon. And a special hello to the ISS Expedition 38 Crew!

Accelerated Weathering Test – Entire Product or Just a Sample?

Posted on Dec 13th, 2013 by marybabitz
Cascade TEK Accellerated Weathering Test

Most accelerated weathering test chambers are designed to test a sample or “coupon” of a product – meaning a sample of the paint, coating or portion of the product that will be exposed to UV, heat/humidity.  But  if you want the entire product to be exposed Cascade TEK's MacGyver-like Test Technicians have modified our accelerated weathering test chambers to accommodate products much larger than just a sample or coupon size. 

NEC Terrain - Tough Phone Testing at Cascade TEK

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013 by marybabitz

Cascade TEK's test facility was chosen as the setting for extreme product testing by NEC Corp.  Here is the TV commercial showing drop testing, salt-fog testing, impact testing all set to a rockin' beat.   Check the video here:

EMC Integrity Makes Front Page News!

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 by marybabitz

Great Boulder Business Report article on EMC Integrity’s EMI Test Facility in Longmont.  Special thanks to Guy Dodds for the Cascade TEK mention in the article! The neighborly Longmont location and relationship between EMC Integrity and Cascade TEK makes testing convenient for our Colorado testing customers.
Congratulations Vince, Guy and EMC Integrity! 
Click Here For A Great Read!

Drop testing what your kid wants for Christmas

Posted on Dec 5th, 2012 by marybabitz
Drop Testing on Tablets

I read that tablets are the most requested gift for Christmas this year.   Cascade TEK has performed its share of product testing on smart phones and tablets – but here is an article that lets you know how the iPad stood up against Google’s Nexus 7 tablet in INFORMAL drop testing and immersion testing.

MIL-STD 810 Blowing Sand & Dust Test Procedure

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012 by marybabitz
MIL-STD 810 Sand and Dust Testing

We have some very helpful links on cascadetek.com that explain the process for MIL-STD810 Blowing Sand and Dust Testing.   

Check them out!

Blowing Dust: MIL-STD-810F Procedure I

Blowing Sand: MIL-STD-810F Procedure II

Cascade TEK is ISO 17025 Certified and Accredited by A2LA to perform MIL-STD 810 Blowing Sand and Dust test procedures.




Guidance for Interpreting MIL-STD-810G

Posted on Aug 16th, 2012 by marybabitz

If you seek a better understanding of how to intrepret MIL-STD 810 test specifications, you now have some thrilling bedtime reading.

Corrosion Resistance of Automotive PCBs

Posted on Aug 10th, 2012 by marybabitz
Salt Fog Testing at Cascade TEK

If you are in the automotive electronics industry, attached is a detailed read on corrosion resistance of PCB surface finishes.

Summer Intern Submersion

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012 by marybabitz
Immersion Testing

There are a wide variety of IP (ingress protection) testing criteria.  Submersion, Freezing, Drip, Spray , Splash - with everything from water, dust, sand, salt-corrosives, ice, soda pop, fuel, lotions to chemicals.  Cascade TEK performs ingress protection testing.   We have an extension collection of calibrated nozzles and test chambers to meet IP and NEMA specs.


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