An Independent Test and Research Laboratory

Mechanical Testing Services

Contech Research, Inc. provides a wide range of mechanical testing services that enables us to serve clients across a variety of business types, including computer, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications and military. We supply full supporting documentation for each test performed including base test rationale. In addition to standard industry tests, we design specialized testing and evaluation procedures that would evaluate the mechanical attributes that are of interested and determining the susceptibilities to certain failure mechanisms (such as Fretting Corrosion).
vibration tables
Mechanical Vibration Shakers

Mechanical Testing Capabilities

General Capabilities

Design Consulting
Custom Test and Evaluation Procedures
Technical Support
PCB Design
Supporting Documentation
Comprehensive Full Data Sets

Mechanical Testing

Blue vibration shaker with slip table
Vibration Slip Table
Vibration and Mechanical Shock:
  • Random Vibration to 50 GRMS
  • Sine Vibration to 80G’s
  • Resonance Scans
  • Vibration at Resonance
  • Vibration at Temperature; -75C to 200C
  • Mechanical Shock
  • Random on Random Vibration
  • Sine on Random Vibration
  • Drop Test
  • Bounce Test
  • Gun Fire
Contact Characterization:
  • Normal Force
  • Durability
  • Contact Gaps
  • Engagement Force
  • Separation Force
  • Mating Force
  • Unmating Force
  • Contact Engagement Force
  • Contact Retention Force
  • Contact Strength
  • Compliant/Press-Fit Pins:
  • Cross Sectioning
  • Press-Fit Pin Insertion
  • Press-Fit Pin Retention
  • Test Plan
  • Air Pressure (Leakage)
  • Altitude
  • Altitude under Temperature
  • Axial Concentricity
  • Crimp Tensile
  • Insert Retention
  • Maintenance Aging
  • Probe Damage

Mechanical Test Fixture

MIL-DTL-55302 Vibration Fixture Design
Design and Build of:
  • Vibration Test Fixtures
  • Mechanical Shock Test Fixtures
  • Durability Test Fixtures
  • Mate/Unmate Force Test Fixtures

Test Preparation Procedures

Cleaned Prior to Testing
Design & Procure Test Boards
Built In Circuits
Fixture Design
Mounting of Connectors & Sockets

Industry Focus

Children Products
Consumer Electronics