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NTS Laboratory Doubles Micro-Sectional Analysis Capacity and Adds Tensile Compression Testing


National Technical Systems, Inc. ("NTS"), the leader in qualification
testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is
pleased to announce the expanded capacity and new testing capabilities
at its Anaheim laboratory.

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(Photo: Business Wire)

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NTS Anaheim is widely considered the industry leader in micro-sectional
analysis—the most widely accepted means for analyzing the integrity of
printed circuit boards. To expand on its leadership position, the
Anaheim facility purchased new grinding and polishing systems for
high-quality specimen preparation. The new Struers Tegramin systems
double the lab's testing capacity, allowing it to handle a greater
volume of testing with better quality and faster lead times.

In response to customer needs in the space and military sectors, NTS
Anaheim also added a new hot/cold testing chamber. The new equipment
achieves the integration of temperature extremes with stress and strain
testing from -185°C to up to 250°C range. In addition, the equipment is
able to withstand up to 30,000 pounds of tensile compression and other
stresses that are applied between the extreme temperatures, making it
valuable for evaluating the integrity of materials and additive
manufactured components for use in launch and space applications.

"We're excited to expand our capacity to serve customers with faster
turnaround times," said Russell Shepherd, General Manager at NTS
Anaheim. "NTS Anaheim continues to merge best-in-class technology with
thought leadership to ensure our customers deliver trusted products to
the market."

NTS Anaheim specializes in electronics and materials conformance,
qualification, and reliability testing to all levels of the supply
chain. It provides the highest level of support and services to
commercial, military aerospace, medical, aerospace, and automotive
markets across the globe. The laboratory is fully certified under UL's
Third-Party Test Data Program (TDTDP), Data Acceptance Program (DAP),
and Client Agent Program (CAP). It is also A2LA and ISO 17025
accredited—and a recognized IPC training center.

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of
qualification testing, inspection and certification services in North
America. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil
aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial,
electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has
built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering
more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing
categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow,
EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis,
chemical, and other industry-specific tests. Operating through a network
of more than 27 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this
geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity
to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation's most
innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and
responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international
organizations and operates its inspection division under the Unitek
brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS'
certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of
the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active
certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information
about NTS, visit our website at
or call 800-270-2516.

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