As promised, I’ve started a campaign of endurance tests on a few DT-supplied glass implant samples. I’ll be subjecting them to deep temperature cycles and repeated acceleration tests over the next few months, and I’ll be reporting how many cycles they endure before dying (if they die) in this here thread.
Here are a few videos of the test setups:
Let’s get this one out of the way, because it was over very quickly
3 implants are taped to the aluminum carrier of our drop tester. I’ve dropped them 5 times to make sure they weren’t going to die rightaway, but I didn’t expect them to. They’ll stay there and ride the drop tester along with our products:
Temperature cycling test
3 batches of 3 implants are taped to the inside wall of 3 of our temperature chambers. They will cycle between -35C and +65C alongside our products:
I will check on them regularly and take note of how many drops or temperature cycles they’ll have undergone.
Those tests mainly stress the internal solder points, and possibly also the dies. The idea is, if the implants survive them for any length of time, they will surely survive the much cozier and cushier environment inside one’s hand forever.