Environmental simulation is a critical part of the armory of product designers and manufacturers, ensuring that end-uses are viable in a whole host of complex and niche situations. In mature industries, a focus of environmental simulation testing is on pushing products and materials to ever greater resilience by upgrading and expanding measurement for more extreme ranges, increasing the resilience of products.
Manufacturers of products ranging from military airplanes to lawnmowers all have something in common; each needs to be confident that their product can withstand the environmental conditions that their materials and components might be exposed to.
Materials are designed to withstand the environment and stress to which they will be subjected. The properties of a material or component involve not only the elemental composition but manufacturing processes such as heat treatment and machining processes.