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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Primetals to supply surface inspection system to Nucor Steel Berkeley

September 15, 2016

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Nucor Steel Berkeley for an SIAS® surface inspection system for its hot strip mill in Huger, S.C. The system will check the surface quality of the hot strip after the finishing mill on the top side and before the down coiler on the...

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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America receives Innovation in Manufacturing Award

September 6, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America, North Kingstown, R.I., has received the 2016 Innovation in Manufacturing Award from Providence Business News (PBN). Winners in 10 categories were selected for having a new product or process that makes a significant impact on the marketplace or enterprise....

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Zumbach Electronics equips Štore Steel d.o.o. with profile measuring system

August 12, 2016

Zumbach Electronics of Switzerland has won a contract from Štore Steel d.o.o. in Slovenia for a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4, an in-line profile measuring system based on laser light section technique and machine vision. The system, to be integrated into a hot rolling mill, is equipped with...

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Micom expands corrosion testing laboratory

August 8, 2016

Micom Laboratories Inc., Dorval, Que., has purchased an additional Q-Fog CCT 1100 salt spray fog corrosion tester to accommodate an increasing demand for corrosion tests and accelerated aging tests using simulated, real-world atmospheric conditions. The company uses ASTM B117 and ASTM G-85 as...

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Met-L-Flo adds 3-D scanning arm to Illinois facility

August 8, 2016

Met-L-Flo Inc., a provider of 3-D printing, additive manufacturing, and bridge tooling, has added a Romer 3-D scanning arm to its facility in Sugar Grove, Ill. The scanning device can measure any type of part with minimal alterations, regardless of the material or shape. The touch probe...

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AIMS receives $100,000 grant to develop vision/image recognition technology for CMMs

July 21, 2016

AIMS Metrology, Dayton, Ohio, in collaboration with Fastlane (an Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate of the University of Dayton Research Institute) and SK Mold and Tool, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop new vision and image recognition technology for its CMMs. The...

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Coordinate Metrology Society to host "Discover Metrology Days" at 2016 CMSC

July 13, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it will host "Discover Metrology Days" during the 32nd annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), July 25–29, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The open house is designed to generate interest in the field of...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence presents award to GE Aviation

June 23, 2016

North Kingstown, R.I.-based metrology equipment provider Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has named customer GE Aviation as an honoree in the Hexagon Shaping Smart Change Recognition Program, which recognizes customer excellence in visionary practices, global leadership, partnership, and innovation....

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Rigaku LIBS analyzer achieves MIL-STD-810G certification

June 10, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, a provider of hand-held and portable spectroscopic analyzers in Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer, KT-100™ Katana™, has been certified to MIL-STD-810G and given an IP54 rating for use in wet...

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Mitutoyo announces grand opening of renovated M3 Solution Center in California

June 10, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., based in Aurora, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the newly renovated M3 Solution Center in City of Industry, Calif. This nearly 35,500-sq.-ft. facility offers product demonstrations, assistance with application challenges and metrology equipment, and product and...

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Mitutoyo announces grand opening of M3 Solution Center in North Carolina

June 7, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., a provider of measurement and inspection systems, has announced the relocation and grand opening of the M3 Solution Center in Huntersville, N.C. This 7,700-sq.-ft. facility offers product demonstration, assistance with application challenges and metrology...

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Coordinate Metrology Society adds new Education Zone to 2016 CMSC

June 7, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Murfreesboro, Tenn., has announced the rollout of a new Education Zone (EZ) in addition to its Measurement Zone at the 2016 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). These specialized areas are designed to engage audiences through creative daily...

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Magnetic Analysis Corp. appoints president/CEO

June 1, 2016

Magnetic Analysis Corp. (MAC), Elmsford, N.Y., a provider of ultrasonic, eddy current, electromagnetic, and flux leakage systems for testing wire, tube, and bar during the production process, has promoted Dudley M. Boden to president/CEO. He previously spent 15 years as the company’s vice...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America launches new business unit

May 31, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America, North Kingstown, R.I., has launched a new Integrated Solutions strategic business unit. The team develops automated, commercial-off-the-shelf, advanced manufacturing systems by integrating 3-D measurement technologies with sensors, software, and robotics....

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