Testing and Measuring

Whether you need to measure dimensions or perform some sort of flaw detection on sheet, tube, or pipe, you'll find what you need in this technology area. It discusses measuring coordinates, diameters, and hardnesses; flaw detection using eddy current, ultrasonic, radiographic, and X-ray systems; and using a few other equipment types, such as vision systems and material composition analyzers.

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CMS, UNC Charlotte receive NIST AMTech grant

June 24, 2015

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) have received an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The grant is...

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CCAT announces $1.67 million contract with U.S. Air Force

June 24, 2015

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has announced a $1.67 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. The contract, which is being awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, provides funds for applied research on noncontact metrology technologies used...

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Optical profiler measures surface topography in 3-D

June 23, 2015

Zygo Corp. has introduced the ZeGage™ Plus optical profiler for the 3-D measurement of surface topography and roughness. It uses the company’s proprietary Mx™ software for enhanced data visualization and quantification of step heights, texture, and volumetric applications. The software...

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XRF spectrometer delivers fast results for at-line analysis

June 23, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the portable Spectroscout X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for elemental composition monitoring and quality control testing in at-line analysis. The compact unit delivers audit-traceable results directly from the manufacturing floor. It measures...

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Purging monitor displays welding oxygen readings down to 10 PPM

June 23, 2015

Developed for the process industries, the portable PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® is designed to meet the needs of welding specifications requiring oxygen levels down to 10 PPM. The hand-held, rechargeable, battery-driven monitor is waterproof and...

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Laboratory Testing adds customer service rep

June 18, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., an accredited, independent testing laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has named John Malack as a customer service representative. He has 20 years of related experience, including previous employment with customers of LTI in the steel tubing and fastener fields. Malack most...

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Laboratory Testing X-ray inspection coordinator earns AWS CWI designation

June 15, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Kevin Hockings, X-ray inspection coordinator, has been certified by the AWS as a certified welding inspector (CWI). The certification enables him to perform weld inspections and related activities as described by AWS D1.1, which applies...

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Software interface automates positioning system for length measurement

June 15, 2015

TigerStop offers TigerTouch software for fully automated material processing. The software couples with the TigerStop positioning system for length measurement on cutoff, punching, boring, and machining equipment. The software provides a visual representation of the material process, allowing...

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Battery-powered videoscope inspects tubes, pipes

June 11, 2015

The new Lenox VideoFlex Turbo series battery-powered remote imaging system features four-way tip articulation and an integrated control/display handpiece with a 3.5-in. LCD. The portable videoscope is suitable for inspection of aircraft engines and turbines, airframes, process tanks and vessels,...

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High-magnification measuring microscopes offered

June 10, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced models TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metallurgical parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X...

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Ametek to acquire Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division

June 9, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. SISD, Hayward, Calif., develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and...

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Breuckmann becomes Aicon 3D Systems

June 4, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH through merger. The site of the former Breuckmann GmbH in Meersburg, Germany, continues as the Scanner Innovation Center of Aicon 3D Systems GmbH. Through the acquisition of the scanner manufacturer, Aicon 3D Systems has...

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Inspection checker designed for optical comparator calibration

June 4, 2015

The Heidenhain 4x12 Inspection Master is available for use in calibrating optical comparator system axes. It is especially suitable for verifying its X and Y axis position when using the calibration standard in conjunction with the company’s evaluation electronics. With the inspection checker,...

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High-magnification measuring microscopes inspect metal parts

May 28, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metal parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X eyepiece,...

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3-D infrared scanner available as robotized system

May 14, 2015

Aimess offers the 3-D infrared scanner R3Dscan as an automated system with direct connection to industrial robots. It can be integrated into production lines to inspect dimension, shape, and position of objects in manufacturing cycles. The system is designed to inspect objects with transparent,...

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