Testing and Measuring News

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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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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Sigma Labs signs technology cooperation agreement

December 11, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.-based Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies, has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Additive Industries B.V. Based in the Netherlands,...

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Laboratory Testing completes NUPIC audit

December 5, 2014

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc. has been reapproved as a supplier of calibration, NDT, and material testing services, including mechanical, chemical, and accelerated corrosion testing, for members of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) after successfully completing a member...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions names COO

December 4, 2014

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company in Boxborough, Mass., has appointed Robert C. Burns as COO. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the company, including staff management and profit and loss accountability. Burns has more...

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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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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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Reshoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 21, 2014

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new customer support and training center in Florence, Ky., space is available for expansion in the company’s original location in Florence. The company will focus on local production of linear transducers and encoders. “By 2016 production hours in the...

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Breuckmann marks 25th anniversary

August 13, 2014

Breuckmann, located in Meersburg, Germany, celebrates its 25th year in business in 2014. The company, a provider of 3-D surface measurement systems, was acquired by Aicon 3D Systems GmbH in August 2012. he company’s products include portable CMMs, optical measuring technology for vehicle...

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Newcomb Spring adds QC measurement system for stampings

July 31, 2014

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has added Keyence Instant Measurement systems at seven of its eight manufacturing plants for quality control inspections of its stampings, flat springs, and wire forms. The system will be added at the remaining plant in 2015. The system uses optical...

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Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

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Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine-maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

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