DNB Engineering Inc. won a subcontract with a Foreign Aerospace Company

DNB Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce our expansion into International Territory with a Foreign Aerospace Company. We are excited to be a subcontractor and participate in their Helicopter Project while providing our unrivaled HIRF Low-Level Coupling Certification test and Lightning Indirect Effects Certification test for the Airframe characterization.

DNB Engineering has been helping customers with their compliance needs for over 35 years. DNB has the facilities, certifications, and the experienced personnel to meet all your testing and qualification requirements. We have extensive experience in conducting HIRF and Lightning Testing for full Airframe Programs. DNB performed Low-Level Aircraft Attenuation testing at the Fullerton Municipal Airport for recertification of Viking Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft. DNB Engineering also successfully conducted Lightning Testing on this aircraft as well.

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

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DNB Engineering Holds Successful Induced Lightning Susceptibility Seminar

DNB Engineering and OphirEMC, in association with EMCmini, are happy to announce they had a very successful Induced Lightning Susceptibility Seminar last month. The seminar took place November 14th in Fullerton and Anaheim, California and had over 70 attendees.

Thank you to all who came out to the seminar. We had a great time discussing how to test and pass requirements for MIL-STD-461G CS117.  Above is a snapshot of DNB Engineering President, Bryan Broaddus, discussing Lightning Testing Applications.

After the seminar, DNB Engineering invited attendees to their brand new, state of the art, Direct Effects Lightning Lab in Anaheim for a live demonstration and refreshments.

The event was so successful for all parties involved that the planning of another similar event is currently in the works. If you have any questions about the event or any upcoming DNB Engineering events, please call us at 714-870-7781.

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Register Now for EMCmini’s Induced Lightning Susceptibility Seminar presented by DNB Engineering and Ophir EMC – November 17th in Anaheim/Fullerton


DNB Engineering and Ophir EMC are proud to present, in association with EMCmini, this Induced Lightning Susceptibility Seminar taking place November 17th in Anaheim/Fullerton.

Seminar Workshop Location: The Hotel Fullerton (see details here)

Seminar Cost: $119
Register before November 14th and save $20!!!

Registration opens at 8:15 AM
Workshops: 9 AM – Noon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Exhibits: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Open House & Lightning Demo: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

A lunch is included, as well as all drinks and snacks during the day. The event concludes with a social gathering and lightning demonstration at DNB’s Lightning Facility in Anaheim including friends, hors d’oeuvres & drinks!

You’re not going to want to miss this special seminar on Induced Lightning Susceptibility. The full day event will be tightly focused on the subject of compliance testing for Lightning; specifically enabling you to test and pass requirements for CS117 & DO160 testing.

Our speakers come from multiple industries and have long-term, focused experience in the core area of EMC testing to meet Lightning requirements.

For additional information, please visit: emcmini.us

Space is limited, be sure to register soon!

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DNB Will Be Exhibiting at the 2016 CAMX Expo in Anaheim September 27-29

DNB Engineering, Inc. is excited to participate and exhibit at the 2016 CAMX (The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) September 27 – 29 in Anaheim, CA.

We will be at Booth #H92 so please make sure to stop by and visit with us!
To register and get an exhibit hall pass, click HERE!!!

Show Dates and Times:

Tuesday, September 27: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Wednesday, September 28: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Thursday, September 29: 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Now in its 3rd year, CAMX has established itself as North America’s event that connects and advances the world’s composites and advanced materials communities – the go-to marketplace for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. It is produced by ACMA and SAMPE, two leading industry non-profit organizations.

Composites and advanced materials are built on innovation. Find this innovation at CAMX with access to the full spectrum of composites and advanced materials solutions. Featuring 550+ exhibitors, over 300 conference and technical sessions with expert speakers, and 7500+ people in attendance, CAMX offers a one-of-a-kind experience that isn’t duplicated at any other event.

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

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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 San 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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