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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Measurement software offers optimized application performance

February 17, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has introduced PC-DMIS 2017 R1 measurement software. According to the manufacturer, application performance has been optimized for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing. The release previews...

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CMS unveils new website for measurement professionals

February 15, 2017

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has unveiled a new website at www.cmsc.org. The website, which serves as a hub for organizational and industry information, can be accessed from any device. CMS is embracing emerging trends and technologies such as reverse engineering,...

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CMS to host PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing in March

February 15, 2017

The Coordinate Metrology Society, Weatherford, Texas, in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, has announced that the fifth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will be held March 23, 2017, in Dallas. The consortium works to determine and prioritize the...

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Arc/spark OES metals analyzer designed for portability

January 24, 2017

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has introduced the Spectroport portable arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metals analyzer. The lightweight unit features point-and-shoot performance for minimal standardization efforts. The machine works as quickly as a hand-held XRF, with many...

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Measuring system evaluates roundness/cylindricity

January 20, 2017

Mitutoyo has introduced the RA-6000CNC, a custom-built CNC roundness/cylindricity measuring system. It is designed to measure large, heavy, cylindrical workpieces generally associated with the automotive, energy, marine, and aviation industries. The system offers a rotation accuracy of...

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LED lamp added to microscopy inspection product line

January 19, 2017

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has added the ANSER® LED gooseneck lamp to its line of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18-in. flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned close to work areas during manufacturing, assembly, and inspection...

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Unit monitors weld oxygen content to prevent oxidization, color

January 16, 2017

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor®. It monitors the oxygen content when welding metals such as stainless, duplex, and chrome steels; titanium; and nickel alloys to help achieve a nonoxidized, zero-color weld. The monitor measures residual oxygen level...

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Measurement technology modules integrate into EtherCAT I/O system

January 12, 2017

The new ELM series EtherCAT measurement technology modules from Beckhoff directly integrate into the modular EtherCAT I/O system and can be seamlessly combined with the company’s portfolio of more than 500 EtherCAT terminals. The modules feature new metal housings that optimize shielding and...

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Interlaken Technology adds hot metal gas forming press

November 23, 2016

Interlaken Technology Co. LLC, a provider of material testing, product design, and prototyping services, has installed a 500-ton HEATform™ hot metal gas forming press at its Chaska, Minn., facility for producing parts not constrained by raw material selection or geometric complexity. “This...

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Automated Precision appoints senior VP, global sales and marketing

November 23, 2016

Rockville, Md.-based Automated Precision Inc., a global provider of coordinate measurement systems for the metrology industry, has appointed Song Chung as the new senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Chung previously worked for 20 years at Perceptron, where he most recently served...

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Mahr Federal expands in Southeast

November 18, 2016

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal Inc. (MFI) has expanded its direct sales coverage for dimensional metrology systems products in the Southeast, now serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."Our longstanding relationship with MSI-Viking Gage...

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Foerster Instruments hires new president for North America

November 15, 2016

Foerster Instruments Inc., a provider of equipment for NDT, metal detection, and magnetics in Pittsburgh, has hired Jason Wilburn as its new president to handle all operations and oversee all facilities in North America.Wilburn’s experience includes industrial NDT, industrial services to...

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Balluff certified for ISO 9001:2015

November 14, 2016

Florence, Ky.-based Balluff, a provider of sensors, machine vision, industrial RFID, and distributed I/O for such industries and stamping and welding, has announced its certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. In early 2015 the company took the draft version of the ISO standard and began the...

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Level 3 Inspection achieves Rolls-Royce supplier approval

November 7, 2016

Level 3 Inspection LLC, Stuart, Fla., a provider of computer-aided inspection (CAI) for precision manufactured aerospace components, has announced it has received the Rolls-Royce Corp. Supplier Certificate of Approval. This means the company is considered a Rolls-Royce subtier supplier, approved...

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Virtek to open office in U.K.

November 3, 2016

Waterloo, Ont.-based Virtek Vision Intl., a provider of laser templating and quality inspection systems, has announced plans to open a European office in Manchester, U.K.The new office will showcase a product showroom featuring core technology with the ability to run on-site product demos for...

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