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Applied Technical Services

Engineering, Testing, Inspection, and Calibration Services

Since our founding in 1967, Applied Technical Services has established a reputation with businesses, industries, and the legal professions for successfully uncovering facts in Metallurgy and Materials Testing, Chemical Analysis, Nondestructive Testing, Forensic and Consulting Engineering, Mechanical Testing, and Calibration Services.

It is the policy of Applied Technical Services, LLC to provide its customers with the highest quality services. The pursuit of quality, and its improvement, is a continuous process with measurable objectives. We hold over 8 certifications including ISO 9001-2015  and A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

We work with over 15 industries and our capabilities include:

    • Engineering services
    • Testing & analysis
    • Inspection services
    • Calibration services


Baxter Reliability Laboratory

NIU’S Baxter Reliability Laboratory is equipped to meet thermal, vibration and functional test requirements. External customers may provide their own specific test requirements. The laboratory personnel are experts in handling a variety of product validation test needs, product robustness testing (HALT/HASS), electrical stress testing, immunity (IEC 61000-4) testing, environmental stress screening (ESS), drop testing (GR-63-CORE), and accelerated life testing. Additional Reliability functions provided include thermal analysis, reliability predictions (MTBF, availability, and failure rate), warranty calculations, and statistical analysis.

Areas of Expertise

    • Environmental Stress Testing
    • Thermal Shock Testing
    • Humidity Testing
    • Temperature Cycling
    • Vibration Testing
    • Robustness Testing (HALT)
    • Electrical Stress Testing
    • Immunity Testing
    • Accelerated Life Testing
    • Drop Testing
    • Thermal Analysis
    • Reliability and Maintainability


Cascade Tek

Built to YOUR process

Cascade TEK was founded with a primary product focus on vacuum and forced air ovens. Our products serve the industrial, aerospace, medical device, electronics, and semiconductor markets along with many others. Our manufacturing operations are based in Cornelius, Oregon, while our corporate headquarters is located in Irving, Texas.

Cascade TEK focuses on designing and building customized products for the vacuum and forced air oven markets. A flexible common platform is the basis for modularity. A base model can be configured and customized to solve a variety of application problems. CTEK engineers apply their extensive experience in process development to work with customers and solve complex drying applications. Our primary expertise includes product configuration, product development, vacuum pump selection guidance, custom operator interfaces, data collection.

    • Our ovens are designed with premium components with the highest reputation for quality and reliability.
    • Precision controls were chosen to maximize the flexibility for the process automation and allow for rapid process development of even the most demanding applications.
    • Standard products carry full third party verified safety compliance certificates and meet EN61010, UL61010, and Can/CSA61010 standards.


Supporting Safe & Reliable Products

We offer a broad range of standard and custom-designed environmental test chambers tailored to meet demanding requirements. With over 80 years of industry experience, specifically focused on designing and manufacturing environmental chambers and other temperature-controlled products, we simulate a diverse range of environmental conditions to test or store your products. We specialize in developing solutions for extreme cold and hot temperatures combined with humidity, altitude, or vibration. We also manufacture a variety of environmental chambers that simulate other climatic conditions such as rain, wind, dust, and sun. Our test chambers include a wide variety of temperature, vibration, humidity, altitude solutions, and much more. We work with leading manufacturers in over 22 industries including aviation, automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, energy, to name a few.

Located in Sharonville, Ohio, our campus is comprised of two buildings with over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Our testing facilities consist of two locations with one being on the main campus in Sharonville and a second laboratory in Sterling Heights, MI. In February 2019, Cincinnati Sub-Zero was acquired by Weiss Technik North America. Cincinnati Sub-Zero remains a leading product brand of Weiss Technik.



Experts for medical device and pharma testing

DDL has provided package, product and materials testing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods industry since 1990. An ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, third party testing laboratory, we employ a team of engineers, technical and quality experts devoted to helping our customers bring medical, pharmaceutical and consumer products to market. For over 30 years, we’ve partnered with companies across the globe to complete over 50,000 projects.

Our single source, totally integrated approach enables organizations of all sizes from start-ups to globally recognized corporations maximize product performance, reliability and safety while seamlessly achieving regulatory compliance. We work hard to build strong partnerships with our clients and have an unwavering commitment to assist in getting products to market on time.



The leading testing, inspection and certification partner.

Element is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection, and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products, and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option.

Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers, and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, digital engineering, energy, environmental, and life sciences.

Find out how our testing, inspection, and certification capabilities and services help our customers to make certain that the materials and products we test for them are compliant, safe, and fit for purpose.


Elite Electronics Engineering

Providing Complete Testing Services Unmatched by Competitors

Located in the heart of the I-88 R&D corridor, Downers Grove, Illinois, the facility serves as both our headquarters and our primary testing site for EMC/EMI and Vibration. Our North Annex is minutes away in Lombard, IL, with additional Environmental, Materials, and Photometry test setups. Just half an hour from either Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway Airports and conveniently located near hotels, restaurants, and major highways, our 45,000 square foot Downers Grove facility and new 15,000 square foot North Annex offer:

    • 27 RF test chambers in various configurations, sizes, absorber linings, power supplies, and monitoring systems that are tailored to your exact testing needs.
    • Over 50 pieces of calibrated machinery dedicated to environmental stress testing, including vibration, automation, photometric, fatigue and cycling, corrosion, material, connector, and much more.
    • Full-service machine shop for designing and fabricating custom test fixtures, automation solutions, and other mechanical systems.


Experior Laboratories, Inc.

High Performance Vibration Testing for Large and Heavy Test Articles

Experior Laboratories, Inc is a Southern California based, third-party test laboratory providing independent design verification and qualification testing services to component and system manufacturers, military contractors, integrators and system providers within the Telecommunication, Military, Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Medical and many other industries.

Recognized throughout the industry for superior customer service, consistent on-time delivery, project management by experts and end-to-end accountability, Experior Labs offers customers cost-effective, highly qualified testing services that add value to any organization, regardless of size.

Experior Labs was founded in 2003 and is privately held. A unique business model and substantial private investment has allowed Experior Labs to become one of the fastest growing independent test laboratories in North America. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, Experior Labs occupies 53,000 sq ft. in four buildings.


DynaQual Test Labs

Where being stressed is a good thing

DynaQual Test Labs, located in Houston, TX, offers a variety of testing solutions for your company. Specifically, we provide our customers with the ability to accomplish testing in a professional setting knowing that tests will be done right, every time. We deliver customized qualification testing services for electronic and mechanical systems. We provide a responsive, customer-focused service. To perform a full range of environmental qualification testing to meet industry or customer-defined standards, we offer:

    • HALT/HASS Testing
    • Shock Testing
    • Vibration Testing
    • Thermal Testing
    • Flow Loop Testing
    • Pressure Testing
    • Consulting Services
    • Offsite Data Collection
    • Data Analysis
    • Quality & Testing Program Development


Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide.

We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. We provide a systemic approach to supporting our customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management.

Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,800 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.


Keystone Compliance

Experience The Keystone Difference Firsthand.

Keystone Compliance is a full-service regulatory compliance laboratory offering solutions for nearly all EMC/EMI, environmental, ISTA-certified package and ingress protection testing requirements.

Customer comfort is a priority of Keystone Compliance. The facility is a 30,000 sq. ft. building completely renovated in 2011, located on a four-acre campus. The lab space is brightly lit, temperature controlled and features a spacious customer lounge with individual workstations, WiFi and numerous other amenities.

Our EMC/EMI lab is highlighted by five test chambers, including two anechoic/ferrite lined 3-meter chambers and three semi-anechoic EMC test chambers. A double-door entry into a 32’ by 20’ semi-anechoic chamber with an 8’ turntable allows us to accommodate oversized equipment. The two three-meter chambers have oversized doors as well.



NTS is the undisputed leader in testing, inspection, and certification.

NTS is the world’s most trusted independent test, inspection, and certification company. With 28 state-of-art labs in North America—and the world’s top thought leaders—NTS provides customers with best-in-class testing services to serve a wide range of industries, including space, defense, automotive, energy, electronics, telecommunications, medical, IoT, industrial, and aviation. Working as a trusted extension of your engineering team, we stay connected during every phase of your project—and we deliver accurate and timely results.


Paragon Systems

Testing and Validation Services

Paragon’s testing and validation services help clients test their products and materials to ensure compliance with the relevant standards and deliver comprehensive reporting on the results. Our customers prefer us for our leading-edge technical expertise and innovation in determining compliance with industry standards. Our Concord, Ontario is an A2LA accredited facility with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Whatever your testing project needs, we are your one-stop-laboratory with unique capability to design, fabricate, and qualify test fixtures. We can design and build automated systems for operation and measurement of complex systems or large arrays of samples being subjected to dynamic, environmental, or mechanical testing.

Our testing and validation capabilities include:

    • Dynamic testing
    • Climatic simulation testing
    • Materials testing
    • Vibration fixture manufacturing


SGS Advanced Testing & Engineering

We have the experience to get the job done right the first time…on-time.

Founded in 2001, Advanced Testing and Engineering began as a privately owned business. In June 2014, ATandE was acquired by SGS Testing to add to their portfolio of businesses in the Automotive Division.
SGS Advanced Testing & Engineering continues to operate out of the Taylor, Michigan facility. For over 31 years the staff of ATE has been providing the highest quality accredited testing at the most competitive price in the marketplace. Our 24 hours a day 7 days a week availability allows us to meet timing demands of our customers.

Are you outsourcing testing and looking to work with a strategic partner in the Detroit area who is responsive to your cost and timing needs? ATE is the clear choice. Experienced in testing for the Automotive, Truck, Locomotive, and Off-road industries.

Advanced Testing & Engineering:

    • Provides an accredited laboratory, in compliance with ISO 17025-2005 for performing mechanical testing. We hold an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation Certificate Number 1901-01.
    • Meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025-2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” and meets any additional program requirements in the identified field of mechanical testing. Testing and calibration laboratories that comply with this International Standard also operate in accordance with ISO 9001.
    • Maintains A2LA accreditation since December 2001.



Providing testing, inspection and certification solutions worldwide

TÜV SÜD has 605,000 certificates, 1,000 locations worldwide, and 25,000 employees. Our comprehensive suite of services enables us to view our customer’s operation in its entirety and offer holistic solutions across the entire business lifecycle, whichever industry they operate in. We provide solutions from the onset of planning and design, during manufacturing and construction, and throughout operation and optimization right up to decommissioning.

Testing includes:

    • Chemical Testing
    • Environmental and Sustainability Solutions
    • Global Supply Chain Compliance
    • Electrical Safety Testing
    • Climatic Testing
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing
    • Electromagnetic Field Testing
    • Energy Efficiency Testing
    • Failure Analysis
    • Flammability Testing
    • ISTA Retail Package Testing
    • Mechanical Testing
    • Personal Protective Equipment Testing
    • Product Packaging Testing
    • Product Performance Testing
    • Radio Frequency Testing
    • Shock and Vibration Testing
    • Specific Absorption Rate SAR Testing
    • Wireless Testing and Certification


The companies listed offer testing services and utilize Vibration Research controllers for their vibration testing. VR does not guarantee or certify any of the testing provided by the below laboratories, nor is VR compensated for these listings. This page provides information on VR customers who provide independent testing services. Any VR customer who provides independent testing services may be listed on this page.

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