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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NDT inspection kit features multi-LED flashlight

November 28, 2014

Spectronics Corp.’s OPK-300N OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ NDT inspection kit features a multi-LED flashlight. Its lightweight, cordless design allows NDT technicians to engage in a variety of applications in the field or workstation. The kit features three Qwik-Connect™ interchangeable LED lamp...

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Video measuring microscope offers image processing

November 27, 2014

Mahr Federal has introduced the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope with image processing capability. Designed for measuring and dimensioning geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with a 23-in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse and Windows® 8-based...

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Metrology software brings new capabilities to inspection machines

November 26, 2014

Heidenhain offers version 3.1 of its IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC-based metrology software for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. The software can communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, offers 3-D profile fit algorithms, and can export measured features in STEP format. With...

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Laser trackers offers portability

November 25, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced two new Leica Absolute Tracker systems. The AT960 is a walk-around CMM that fits in a single flight case. The portable laser tracker offers high-speed dynamics and 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) capabilities. The unit measures to a Leica T-Probe, T-Scan, or...

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Laboratory Testing welcomes outside sales rep

November 5, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited materials testing and calibration lab, has hired Eric Baum as outside sales representative. Baum has more than 10 years of business development, account management, and marketing experience in the aerospace and medical device markets. He...

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Sigma Labs wins Phase II DARPA contract with Honeywell

November 3, 2014

Sigma Labs Inc., Santa Fe, N.M., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Phase II award; Phase I work was completed...

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Laboratory Testing names inside sales rep

October 31, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., a materials testing and calibration lab in Hatfield, Pa., has appointed Chris Mecleary to its inside sales team. He previously worked as a marketing analyst for the Mueller Industries division of Precision Tool Co. and has an extensive background in numerous business...

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Virtek Vision, Baykal Machinery sign distribution agreement

October 20, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl., Waterloo, Ont., has signed a distribution agreement with Baykal Machinery for the Virtek LaserQC® inspection system. Baykal, a manufacturer and global supplier of sheet metal fabrication machinery based in Bursa, Turkey, will distribute the 800, 1200, and AFM model...

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Laboratory Testing hires inside salesperson

October 14, 2014

Material testing and calibration lab Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., has hired Glen Hicks as an inside salesperson. Hicks has a bachelor’s degree in science from Bloomsburg University. He has an extensive background in the metals industry, including sales to the commercial nuclear...

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Optical weld seam inspection system works on highly reflective materials

October 1, 2014

Vitronic offers the fourth-generation VIROwsi optical inspection system for fully automated inspection of weld seams in industrial manufacturing processes. The system can be used to configure weld seams, inspection methods, and inspection limits and track them clearly. The HDR-3D sensor...

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Portable CMM fits in confined spaces

September 18, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the Romer Absolute Arm 1.2m portable CMM. It provides high-accuracy 3-D measurement in a 1.2-m volume, the company states. The unit is suitable for use in confined spaces, including inside a machining center for dimensional control of molds, parts, tooling, and...

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Noncontact, nondestructive modular inspection systems monitor processes in real time

September 12, 2014

Noncontact and nondestructive modular inspection systems are available from plasmo LLC USA for quality assurance applications, with a focus on welding fabrication. The processobserver advanced is designed for process monitoring during welding, cutting, and laser drilling. It inspects and...

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X-ray fluorescence device measures PVD coating thickness

September 10, 2014

Fischer Technology Inc. offers the FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XDLM®237, an X-ray fluorescence device for NDT of PVD coating on saws, drills, and dies. The unit combines the high-intensity beam of a microfocus tube with a small aperture and large detector window. It features a 50-μm measurement spot...

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Universal robot sensor system provides 3-D part measurements

September 9, 2014

Servo-Robot has developed i-CUBE, a robot sensor system designed to be easily integrated with articulated robots and to provide 3-D, high-speed, high-precision part measurements. The system also allows remote HDR color viewing of the workpiece and tool area; process sound-emission monitoring;...

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CMS launches level-two certification program for portable CMM users

September 3, 2014

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has launched a level-two certification exam for users of portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This is the industry’s first device-specific, hands-on assessment conducted by CMS-authorized proctors, the society reports. Candidates are required...

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