Smart and Fast: New Tech Speeds HCF Qualification of New Materials

New high cycle fatigue (HCF) testing technology will allow aerospace building materials to be vetted more quickly and efficiently for future use, and with much more information gathered during the testing process.

With the support of SBIR/STTR, Utah-based FractureLab has developed a fatigue testing rig that is between twenty-five and one thousand times faster than conventional testing methods, depending on the material.