DNB Engineering Opens State-of-the-Art Direct Effects Lightning Test Lab in Anaheim, California

DNB's custom-built 3.0MV Marx Generator used for high voltage attachment testing

DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, has built and opened a brand new, state-of-the-art Direct Effects Lightning Test Facility in Anaheim, California.

The new 8,000 square foot facility features all custom-built equipment designed and constructed by DNB Engineering. The unprecedented lab and equipment are able to generate all of the waveforms necessary to meet the stringent test standards for lightning threats to both aircraft and earth-bound equipment.

The indoor Lightning Test Facility features a large ground plane for high voltage attachment testing that measures 32 feet by 36 feet. The facility also includes a unique darkroom that is used for both photographic and ignitable mixture (flammable gas) test methods. Another notable feature of the facility is the dedicated Customer Viewing Area where DNB Engineering’s clients can safely watch their tests being conducted.

Window View from the Customer Viewing Area at DNB Engineering's New Lightning Simulation Test Lab

DNB Engineering, which started out as an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test facility, has been family-owned and operated since 1979. They have been the industry’s leading expert in Indirect Effects Lightning Testing for more than 30 years. The company used all of that expertise and developed their Direct Effects Lightning capabilities over a decade ago. With their new indoor Direct Effects Lightning facility in Anaheim, DNB Engineering will be able to accommodate even larger test objects for their customers.

This new facility is the latest groundbreaking investment for DNB Engineering. “This is a significant milestone in the 37-year history of DNB Engineering,” said Doug Broaddus, Executive Vice President. “Our new dedicated Direct Effects Lightning Facility will enable us to meet the heavy demands of the industry more efficiently. We truly pride ourselves in meeting the needs of our customers and growing with their business.”

DNB Engineering continues to lead the industry in Direct Effects Lightning Testing with their unrivaled capabilities, which include: High Voltage Attachment Testing (3.0MV Marx Generator), Swept Channel Attachment Testing, High Current Physical Damage Testing (Component A, B, C, D), Structural Testing, Component Testing and Fuel System Testing.

Additionally, the new test lab in Anaheim will be able to perform all Direct Effects Testing according to the following specifications or requirements:

  • RTCA DO-160, Section 23
  • SAE ARP5412, ARP5413, ARP5414, ARP5415, ARP5416
  • SAE AE4L
  • MIL-STD-1757 (T01, T02, T03, T04, T05)
  • MIL-STD-464
  • Meets FAA AC 20-136
  • EUROCAE ED-14D, ED-105
  • AC/AMJ20-53B, AS5830
  • Near Strike Lightning
  • High Voltage Waveforms

The new Anaheim facility is available and now open for commercial and government testing. To request a tour of the facility, please contact John Pilatos at (714) 870-7781. The Direct Effects Lightning Test Facility is located at 2311 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA.

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DNB Engineering Announces the Expansion of its Chandler, Arizona Facility


DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, recently announced the expansion of its Chandler facility in Arizona. The expansion is quite significant considering DNB Engineering just opened their Chandler facility last February 2015. However, this investment is part of the company’s strategy to increase its national development and commercial capacity to meet the increasing industry demands in Arizona and the surrounding areas.

The noteworthy expansion will add an additional 17,000 square feet to the 5,500 square foot facility. It will include two additional 20’ x 23’ chambers meeting the attenuation requirements of MIL-STD-461 and DO-160. The much larger building will have enough space for additional future testing expansions as well. DNB Engineering is currently working on the building’s infrastructure and plans to have the adjacent facility ready for business by Fall 2016.

A thriving company with four facilities in Southern California and one in Utah, the expansion of the Chandler location will support customer needs in the surrounding areas more effectively and efficiently.

For  more information about DNB Engineering and our testing services, please call (714) 870-7781

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DNB Will Be Exhibiting at the 2016 Del Mar Electronics & Design Show May 4 & 5


DNB Engineering, Inc. is excited to participate and exhibit at the 2016 Del Mar Electronics and Design Show May 4th and 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Sand Diego, California.

We will be at Booth #400 so please make sure to stop by and visit with us!
To get a free exhibit hall pass, click HERE!!!

Show Dates and Times:

Wednesday, May 4th – May 4th, 10am – 5pm

Thursday, May 5th – 10am – 3pm

Del Mar Electronics and Design Show is a 2 day event that covers electronic components, fabrication, design and most aspects of electronics manufacturing. The upcoming edition of this event features technical sessions, a panel discussion, a plenary session, seminar, and a technology corner for exhibitors. This event will be a golden opportunity for the visitors to exchange information with the international leading organizations etc. in the Electronics & Electrical Goods industry.

For  more information about DNB Engineering and our testing services, please call (714) 870-7781

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DNB Will Be Exhibiting at the 2016 AeroDef Manufacturing Conference in Long Beach February 9 & 10

DNB Engineering, Inc. is excited to participate and exhibit at the 2016 AeroDef® Manufacturing Expo February 9 & 10th at the Long Beach Convention Center.
We will be at Booth #217 so please make sure to stop by and visit with us!

For a limited time, you’re invited to get a free exhibits pass when you click  HERE!

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy. In addition, the conference will be taking place along side Composites Manufacturing as well! If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you can’t afford to miss this event.

Exposition Hours

Tuesday, February 9
10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, February 10
10 am – 5 pm

For  more information about DNB Engineering and our testing services, please call (714) 870-7781

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DNB Engineering’s Annual Golf Tournament

DNB Engineering recently held their Annual Golf Tournament  at Birch Hills Golf Course in Brea, California. There were teams of 4 and the tournament format was a Four-man scramble. Congratulations to the winning team and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

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DNB Will Be Exhibiting at The Aerospace Testing Seminar’s Interactive Technical Interchange October 28, 2015


DNB Engineering, Inc. is excited to participate and exhibit at the Interactive Technical Interchange session during the 2015 Aerospace Testing Seminar.

The seminar will take place at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel from October 27 – 29, 2015. The Interactive Technical Interchange will be on the evening of Wednesday October 28th from 6pm to 9pm.

For the past forty-two years, the Aerospace Testing Seminar has been the space test leader in providing an invaluable platform to learn and share ground breaking innovations, best practices, and solutions to address current challenges facing the aerospace industry.

Topics addressed include: updates to test standards, test effectiveness, strategies and methodologies, modeling and simulation, innovation in test facilities and equipment, ground segment testing, human space exploration, testing of additive manufactured hardware and management of people and resources.

To attend this event, please Click Here to register.

For  more information about DNB Engineering and our testing services, please call (714) 870-7781

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DNB Engineering Develops Reflectivity Test Method


DNB Engineering, Inc. has developed a custom Reflectivity Test Method. This method enables DNB to measure the reflectivity of composites or other materials from 8 to 40 GHz. The fixture combines mechanical stability and a high performance Network Analyzer for the measurements of the reference material, typically aluminum, and the composite material. This insures repeatability. Samples can be measured within .1 db of the reference material.

For more information about DNB Engineering and our state-of-the-art capabilities, please call: (714) 870-7781 or visit our website at or visit our website at www.dnbenginc.com

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DNB Engineering Builds Unique Custom EMI Filter

DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, are also experts at providing unrivaled cost-effective engineering support for their customers. DNB is able to solve difficult customer challenges by offering custom product design and manufacturing. In fact, the company recently fulfilled a request to design and build a custom EMI (electromagnetic interference) filter to be used on a solar power inverter system at a hospital.

The EMI filter weighs approximately 9 lbs. and measures 17” W x 12” L x 8” H. The filter is made of 1/8” thick solder-bright tin plated 6061-T6 aluminum.

VOLTAGE:  120 VAC, 3-PHASE

CURRENT:  500 AMPS

For more information about DNB Engineering and our capabilities, please call: (714) 870-7781 or visit our website at or visit our website at www.dnbenginc.com

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DNB Will Be Exhibiting at the 2015 Space Tech Expo & Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo May 19-21


DNB Engineering, Inc. is excited to participate and exhibit at the 2015 Space Tech Expo. This year the expo will be co-located with the Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo. The event will take place in Long Beach, California from May 19-21, 2015.

Space Tech Expo & Conference is the West Coast’s premier B2B space event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. The show brings together industry leaders, decision-makers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil and commercial space.

Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo is the dedicated expo and summit representing onboard electrical power in commercial and business aviation; military aircraft, rotary and spacecraft. The expo brings together manufacturers, distributors, contractors, suppliers, engineers and technical leaders, throughout the entire electrical system supply chain.

Space Tech Expo and Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo will bring together global decision makers involved in the design, build, and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle, and space-related technologies.

As one of the largest industry gatherings in the world, the event attracts scientists, engineers, government representatives, policy makers, space agencies, military, venture capitalists and investors, industry entrepreneurs, and buyers from the satellite communications marketplace.

In 2012 Space Tech Expo showcased over 135 space-qualified exhibitors. More than 170 companies are expected to take part in 2013. With routes to market through global media partners, ongoing support from its advisory board and channels via associations and industry bodies, Space Tech Expo is the premier meeting place connecting end-users with solution providers.

DNB will be at booth #1008 so please make sure to spot by and visit us.
Registration is free to walk the exhibit so sign up today. Click here to register now!

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DNB Engineering Owners Win National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Excellence in Engineering Award

DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, is elated to announce DNB company owners and brothers President Bryan Broaddus and Executive Vice President Doug Broaddus recently won the Aerospace Components NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California.

The prestigious award specific “Wally” (NHRA trophy) is presented to an individual who brings a unique edge in craftsmanship and technology to each NHRA national event.

Campaigned by both Bryan and his brother Doug Broaddus of Broaddus Brothers Racing, their winning 2012 Camaro Super Stocker is the latest example of quality craftsmanship to come from the highly reputed PMR (Phil Mandella Racing) shop.

“We purchased a body in white back in 2010 from Mike English, our local Chevy dealer,” said Bryan Broaddus. “Then in 2013 we took it to PMR and had them build the chassis. When we completed powdercoating the frame and tubing, it went to Don and Todd Barton for painting then back to PMR for final assembly.”

The NHRA Excellence in Engineering award at the Winternationals is a first for both PMR and Broaddus Brothers Racing.

Formerly known as the Best Engineered Car Award, the Aerospace Components NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award will be presented at 12 NHRA Mello Yello race events this 2015 season to an individual who brings a unique edge in craftsmanship and technology to each NHRA national event. The award is voted on by the NHRA Tech Department and past winners have included unique chassis builders, drivers that feature distinctive parts and plugs and individuals who work to design and test unique concepts. Winners of the Aerospace Components NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award will also be featured in National Dragster after each event.

ABOUT DNB ENGINEERING, INC:
DNB Engineering, Inc. is a full service Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Lightning, HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Fields), Environmental, Product Safety and Regulatory Test Facility. With four locations in California, one in Utah and another in Arizona, DNB Engineering has the facilities, certifications and the experienced personnel to meet all testing, qualification, and regulatory compliance specifications. The company has the largest commercially available Mode Tuned Chamber on Planet Earth for HIRF testing, capable of reaching field strength levels up to 14,000 V/m. They provide state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained personnel to support the military, aerospace and commercial industries. DNB Engineering is NVLAP accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standard and employs NARTE qualified personnel to meet all testing in the EMC scope.

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