London, UK – October 30, 2018  - Element Materials Technology (Element) has opened a new 20,000 square feet, state-of-the-art laboratory in Melbourne, Florida specializing in environmental, dynamics and electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing.

The RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD 810/461 Testing Center of Technical Excellence, an investment of $2 million US, offers a full range of environmental, dynamic and EMI testing capabilities to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. The laboratory features over 50 pieces of test equipment, including 3 new EMI chambers, dynamic shaker systems, a wide range of environmental chambers (including icing), salt fog enclosures and driving sand & dust equipment.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, commented: ‘’This new facility was borne out the merger of our two smaller existing laboratories in Melbourne, alongside the transfer of environmental equipment from our laboratory in Jupiter, Florida. We wanted to create a state-of-the-art testing Center of Technical Excellence that provides our customers with the full range of environmental, dynamics and EMI testing under one roof saving them time and money and providing higher operational efficiency.

This investment also allowed us to grow our footprint in our Jupiter laboratory which is a Center of Excellence for Fuel systems, Hydraulic and Pneumatic test simulation and offers highly-specialized services such as extreme environment simulation, hydraulics and pneumatics component and system simulation, bird-strike, ballistic impact and fire testing.’’

Element’s Environmental and EMI testing capabilities help customers make certain that the products they deliver, whether for civil or military aircraft, can withstand the most demanding electromagnetic, climatic and mechanical environments to ensure they are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

With a global footprint of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, leading-edge engineering expertise and state-of-the-art testing capabilities, including reverberation and direct illumination HIRF, wind-milling vibration and 3kHz high g vibration, Element can replicate the increasingly more severe electromagnetic and environmental conditions being demanded by our customers and their supply chain partners in aerospace.

About Element 

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

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We wanted to create a state-of-the-art testing Center of Technical Excellence that provides our customers with the full range of environmental, dynamics and EMI testing under one roof saving them time and money and providing higher operational efficiency.

Rick Sluiters

EVP, AEROSPACE