Shock and Fragility Testing
ASTM D3332 evaluates a products ability to withstand various hazards during transportation. DDL's shock testing services can replicate real-life shock environments to determine 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.
DDL can perform many custom shock testing as well as industry standard tests below: