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Military Standard Testing—MIL-STD-810G

Military Standard Testing, also known as “mil standard, Mil Std, Mil-Std, MilSpec, Mil Spec, and Mil-Spec” is the testing standard for products used by the Department of Defense (DoD). MIL-STD-810G encompasses different testing categories covering any possible exposure and environment a product could be used in. In this blog we will explain vibration testing and test methods.


Our LDS shaker used for MIL-STD-810G testing

Virtually all equipment designed for use in mobile or industrial systems experiences some level of vibration. Furthermore, exposure to prolonged vibration is known to cause damage to components, accelerate wear and tear, loosen fasteners, and cause electrical and optical devices to malfunction. Advanced Materials and Devices, Inc (AMAD) performs certified? vibration tests to simulate real world use cases to ensure that your product would not fail when it is put to the test.

Vibration testing is performed using a shaker table (in our case an LDS V850-440-T Shaker) and following a predetermined vibration profile, such as those described in MIL-STD-810G. MIL-STD-810G is a test method standard that has been approved for use by all DODe agencies, and is commonly used to test and certify products and components used in commercial applications. Within MIL-STD-810G, there are a variety of environment-specific vibration testing protocols for different use cases, some of which can be coupled with other environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, salt fog, or dust, to name just a few.

The test standards give different types of test procedures for different use cases. The most common test procedures can be categorized as general vibration, loose cargo transportation, large assembly transportation, and assembled aircraft store captive carriage and free flight. The table below gives a breakdown of each use case.


MIL-STD-810G vibration conditions and use cases (information from MIL-STD-810G)

At AMAD, we can perform military standard or custom vibration tests to ensure the durability of your products. We also have the ability to couple vibration tests with temperature profiles. We are currently accredited to certify materials and products in accordance with the following military standards for vibration testing:

● MIL-STD-810G Test Method 514.6;

● MIL-STD-202G Test Methods 201A, 214A;

● MIL-STD-810G Test Method 528;

● MIL-STD-167-1

For more information on our testing services click here or see our previous blog post on Testing Services and Laboratory Accreditation.

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