Why product testing matters

The characteristics and behaviour of different materials and elements can change the way they perform in situ, which is difficult to predict unless they are tested while still in development. For this reason, rigorous testing can establish product quality levels when judged against national and international standards.

Why does product testing matter?

Apart from the obvious, product testing can also help to:

  • Reduce development costs at an early stage
  • Ensure your product is fit for purpose, safe and reliable
  • Identify early flaws and weaknesses
  • Assesses the quality of components
  • Provides manufactures with data and insight as to why individual components are behaving the way they are

Without testing, the construction supply chain may fail to understand your products capabilities does what it’s designed to do – from the distributor to the installer, each part of this chain relies on product testing to have been completed to a high enough standard to justify its usage.

Understanding a new product, material, or systems’ capabilities in the early development of its life cycle can provide enough information to understand what (if anything) needs to be amended to make it more likely to succeed within the market in the future. This will allow you, the manufacturer or product developer to make early changes – way before a product goes into mass production, which, in the long term, will reduce costs and the guess work into how a product will behave when in situ.

Take Dyson as an example.

When James Dyson first launched his vacuum cleaner in 1993, he had already spent 5 years working on making and testing over 5,000 prototypes until it was ready.

With tweaking and altering the design of the test prototypes as he went along, James ended up with a product, that completely changed the vacuum cleaning industry

And the result?

A multi-billion-dollar company known globally for their modern, unique and innovative products, that changed the market landscape.

The point being, if James hadn’t tested his vacuum prototypes to make sure they did as he intended, he wouldn’t of know to make tweaks and design changes, which best suited his product and in the long-term, his business.

The BBA Test program helps provide answers by using the right tests for your requirements; enabling you to understand the behaviour and characteristics of your product and systems, and giving you a comprehensive picture of your product or systems capabilities to make data-led decisions.

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Without product testing, you don’t know if each individual product component complements the others, nor if they are working in harmony – i.e. How you expected.

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