Webinar: Balancing Data with Risk to Improve Patient Safety

DuPontTM and Eagle Medical, Inc. join WESTPAK on January 27, 2021 in presenting “Balancing Data with Risk to Improve Patient Safety.” Attendees will learn about: “Validated Testing for Medical Device Packaging” from Andrew Thomas, Lab Manager, WESTPAK “Battle for Perfect Information” from Roy Morgan, PE, PMP, Vice President of Engineering & NPI, Eagle Medical, Inc. […]

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Ensuring Safety and Product Protection with Assurance Levels

For WESTPAK, and likely for you, ensuring safety has always been a top consideration. When it comes to assuring safety in product protection, one element of concern tends to arise during the creation of a testing protocol: To what Assurance Level should my package system be tested? WESTPAK’s short article, ASTM D4169 Assurance Level Determination, […]

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Customer Care During the Crisis

Since our start in 1986, Westpak has always welcomed our customers in house to conduct testing, inspections, and further our partnerships. The covid19 pandemic put a halt to that long-standing activity; our office moved to basic in-house operations while providing essential supply chain support and honoring shelter in place mandates. We’ve missed our customers! As […]

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MESA STEM Shadow Day in San Diego

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is one that is posed to students across the country and the globe. Sometimes it doesn’t seem so easy to decide when there are so many career paths from which to choose. Nevertheless, it is always worthwhile to explore different fields and opportunities […]

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See It: Test Lab Math & Science Tour

On a fine fall morning, seven training professionals representing TransCen, Inc. toured WESTPAK’s San Jose test lab. Their primary objective of visiting was to gain an understanding of the types of positions and qualifications necessary in the niche product and package test industry. Secondarily, they wanted to see applications of math and science. It was the first […]

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Contributing to the Medical Device Package Industry

WESTPAK sent two representatives to attend and speak at the Q1 Medical Device Labeling & Packaging conference which was held September 29-30, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The two-day event, focused on Medical Device Package Testing, brought together over 40 speakers from FDA, Industry, Academia, Standards Committees, and Healthcare Practice.  The event was a balanced blend […]

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TESTED.com Compression Test: How Much Weight to Burst an Exercise Ball?

Kishore and Norm brought an exercise ball sample to WESTPAK, Inc.’s accredited test lab in San Jose, CA for testing using the Compression Test machine. How much force will it take to burst the ball?   Kishore guessed 2,000 pounds while Norm said 1,000 to 1,500 pounds was his estimate. WESTPAK’s Compression Test machine uses hydraulic power to apply […]

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TESTED.COM: Hail Damage with High-Speed Camera

TESTED.COM’s Kishore Hari and Norm Chan visited Westpak’s San Jose lab with their high-speed camera crew to record the effect of impacting a solar panel with simulated 25mm (1″) diameter hail balls launched by Mr. Freeze, a specialized air gun used in solar module testing.     Meet Mr. Freeze, Westpak’s Hail Cannon!     The […]

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The Importance of Vibration in Testing

Vibration Example

Vibration comes in many forms – good, bad, sinusoidal and random to name a few. Although the first two may be more subjective than the latter, Westpak gave a great introduction and application of product and packaging vibration testing. On March 10th, Westpak’s Chairman, Herb Schueneman, discussed why, when, and how we perform vibration testing […]

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