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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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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Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

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Starrett supports Workshops for Warriors

July 3, 2014

Athol, Mass.-based L.S. Starrett Co. has donated more than $100,000 worth of precision measuring tools to support Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit entity with a mission to train and place veterans into advanced manufacturing careers. “Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and with over...

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Ophir-Spiricon receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

June 25, 2014

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon LLC, North Logan, Utah, is one of 100 manufacturing companies to receive a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership...

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Fischer Technology attains ISO 17025 accreditation

June 16, 2014

Fischer Technology, Windsor, Conn., has earned accreditation to ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 from the American Association of Accreditation Laboratories. The company now can offer ISO 17025 certifications for film thickness instruments and standards for eddy current, magnetic induction, X-ray...

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Evana Automation builds custom assembly and test systems for Tier 1 automotive supplier

June 3, 2014

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems, based on a multiyear contract, for a...

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Laboratory Testing hires metallurgical engineer

June 2, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has hired Greg Fackler as metallurgical engineer. He works in the metallography lab, responsible for performing such services as microstructure examinations, macrostructure examinations, and microhardness testing in accordance with AMS, ASTM, ASME, and...

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Solar Atmospheres receives FLP inspection certification

May 27, 2014

Nadcap-certified vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA), based in Hermitage, Pa., has received notification from Nadcap of the renewal of the nondestructive testing certification. SAWPA has been continuously Nadcap NDT-certified since 2009....

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Element Daleville expands Nadcap accreditation scope

May 12, 2014

Element Materials Technology’s laboratory in Daleville, Ind., has significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation. This follows a yearlong investment program in Element Daleville’s aluminum testing capabilities for the aerospace sector, which was led by the specific needs of a key...

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Laboratory Testing announces promotions

April 25, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has promoted Steve Bowers to the position of mechanical testing workflow supervisor and Paul Szczepaniak to second-shift coordinator for mechanical testing. Bowers is responsible for scheduling...

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