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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Cool Breezes at San Diego Westpak’s Open House Luau

On the last day of summer, Westpak’s San Diego lab opened up its doors to the cool breezes for a Luau-themed Open House! The entire lab was decorated in the magic of the islands with calm vibrations and ukulele riffs wafting through the air. To honor and appreciate our clients, the staff took the day […]

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A Home Run at AT&T Park! Discovery Day 2016

Everyone loves a good game of baseball – the fans cheering from the crowds, the smell of popcorn, fluffs of cotton candy bobbing through the promenade, and smiles from kids and adults alike. Although AT&T Park is known as the home of the San Francisco Giants, it was home to UCSF’s Discovery Day on Saturday, November 5th!   […]

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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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HALT Testing at Westpak, Inc.

Westpak’s San Diego laboratory has recently added HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) to its Reliability testing capabilities.       HALT is a way to uncover problems associated with product design, materials, and production processes in the minimum amount of time. Utilizing the HALT chamber will identify which component will fail first. The objective is to locate and […]

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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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