Shock and Fragility Testing

ASTM D3332 is the test method used to evaluate a product's ability to withstand various hazards during transportation. DDL's shock testing services can replicate real-life shock environments to determine a packaged or unpackaged product’s level of fragility. When a product or package is dropped, the velocity changes upon impact which can damage the product and/or compromise the packaging. Drop shock testing assesses the fragility and durability of the product.

The product is evaluated using two critical parameters, acceleration and velocity, to assess its fragility.  Shock intensity is incrementally increased until the product fails. The sample size varies widely for shock testing, as few as three (3) or four (4) can be used for high value products or as many as twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) products may be tested for lower value products.

DDL has the capability perform shock testing up to 600G’s and as short as a two (2) millisecond pulse for a half-sine shock pulse.

Learn more about the custom shock testing services DDL provides to meet industry standards below:

Have a question? Please contact us or Ask our Product & Material Testing Expert about your next shock & fragility testing project.

DDL's Testing Locations

DDL’s testing laboratories are located in Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA. Learn more about the different testing services provided at each location.

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