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Exciting things are happening at Calspan in Buffalo, NY. A brand new, totally enclosed Crash Lab is entering the final phases of construction. November 2016 marked the start of construction on the 58,000 sq-ft building. Since then, the completely steel frame exterior, interior drywall, electric, and heating system have been installed. The finished product will feature two crash halls each . . .
Booth 817 Calspan is excited to be attending MILCOM 2017 as an exhibitor. MILCOM is a conference for global military communications professionals, giving industry leaders the opportunity to hear and understand the requirements, pace of change and state of play in a variety of C4ISR markets serving the military, federal agencies and multinational entities. The MILCOM 2017 theme is Military . . .
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Calspan and MESSRING partner to provide automotive test solutions Coming together to fulfill the growing North American demand for crash test services and equipment Buffalo, New York – On September 26, 2017, Calspan and MESSRING announce that a partnership agreement has been established between both companies. This partnership fulfills a growing market need for automotive crash test services and the . . .
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Expanding Automotive Crash Test Capabilities Computer aided crash simulation is a tool to virtually test a vehicle and is used to reduce the time and costs of the product development cycle. These simulations are based on assumptions made by engineers, and must be validated through actual testing. One of the only ways to validate these models is through the use . . .
ambulance equipment crash testing
Testing equipment on a sled is a necessary component of the certification process for many types of equipment and products. Everything from a child safety seat to ambulance cots and equipment must be tested to a standard and then certified. This certification process ensures that each occupant of a vehicle is protected in the event of a crash or accident. . . .
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Niagara Falls, New York – July 11, 2017 – Calspan is pleased to announce the award of a 5-year contract worth more than $20 million by the United States Air Force. Calspan will provide services that include support for the Variable Stability In-Flight simulator and Test Aircraft (VISTA) for the United States Air Force Test Pilot School (USAF TPS) at Edwards Air Force . . .
WorldSID and Ribeye Crash test equipment
The emergence of new vehicle and manufacturing technologies has led to the explosive growth of the automotive industry. New vehicle models and the addition of several new vehicle startups means that crash testing facilities around the world are experiencing an uptick in the number of tests being performed. To meet this growing demand, Calspan is investing in a group of . . .
Security barrier crash testing
Calspan has become certified to test for IWA-14 and PAS68, creating the ability for domestic companies to test locally and sell barriers overseas. Calspan is pleased to announce the recent certification of its crash barrier testing facility for PAS68 and IWA-14 standards. Primarily used in European markets, the PAS68 was developed by the British Standards Institute. The IWA-14 was created . . .
The rollout of ASTM2656f-17 is not set to a date yet; however, the changes that are being proposed will alter the test methodology enough that new procedures will have to be developed by testing agencies. New regulations may be in place as soon as late May 2017 barring any new issues or negative votes among stakeholders.
Tour de THOR! THOR stands for Test Device for Human Occupational Restraint. This crash test dummy is one of the world’s most advanced anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) and has a new home at Calspan. Calspan is an independent, automotive crash test facility located in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. We wanted to show THOR a few fun things to do around . . .
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