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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.

How Airplanes Survive Lightning

Posted on Feb 9th, 2015 by marybabitz

Cascade TEK spends alot of time testing aircraft parts for the stress of vibration, shock, thermal shock, altitude, G-Forces, called out in RTCA DO-160...  But what about a lightning strike?    Well.... The Denver IEEE is hosting  

Halt Test in Slow Motion

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014 by marybabitz

It’s rare to see a highly accelerated vibration test in slow motion.  Qualmark and Toyo give us a peek.  Cascade TEK performs highly accelerated vibration testing in our Oregon and Colorado test facilities.

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:

Just Like Cascade TEK Testing - Only Funnier

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013 by marybabitz

To understand the most popular tests that are conducted on tablets, phones and laptops, enjoy this Dell video.  You will see temperature testing, drop testing, ingress protection testing and 

Tips and Tricks for a Sucessful Vibe Test

Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you are well informed and get the most out of any vibration test plan.  As always, we are here to help.

Environmental Exposure - The Enemy of Wine

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 by marybabitz
Environmental Exposure Hurts Wine

Vinotemp spells out the ideal environmental conditions for storing and developing wine.  Environmental exposures are major considerations in package testing performed at Cascade TEK’s Oregon and Colorado laboratories. 
Wine Likes: 

Vibration Testing - Need to Knows

Posted on Dec 5th, 2012 by marybabitz
Vibration Testing at Cascade TEK

Whether you are planning to purchase your own vibration test system or have a lab perform vibration testing on your behalf – here are a few details that are needed:

Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology Recognizes Cascade TEK Front Range for Innovative Product Testing

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012 by admin

The Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT) recognized Cascade TEK’s Front Range facility in Longmont, Colorado this month for our innovative product testing services. Innovation at Cascade TEK testing facilities includes continued expansion and dedication to providing test equipment that meets the ever-changing needs of the Cascade TEK customer. “Making sure we continuously expand test capabilities is crucial to the success of Front Range,” says Cascade Vice President Mary Babitz. “Our customer’s test requirements are ever changing.

Overview of Cascade TEK’s Product Testing Services

Posted on Dec 15th, 2010 by admin
Cascade TEK Front Range product testing

Our latest information on the new Cascade TEK Front Range, environmental, product testing facility in Longmont, Colorado.


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