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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Mitutoyo names Northwest Machine Technologies as distributor

May 27, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has announced a distribution agreement with Northwest Machine Technologies, Rogers, Minn. Northwest Machine Technologies will be the exclusive distributor of the Mitutoyo CMM and vision product lines, providing products and service to customers in Minnesota,...

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Mettler Toledo launches SOP consulting service

May 24, 2016

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has launched a consulting service to help businesses revise their weighing-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and make them audit-proof. The SOPs are based on the firm’s Good Weighing Practice™ weighing standard and GWP® verification. Once the SOP...

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Shapeline names new president

May 4, 2016

Shapeline AB, a Sweden-based provider of inline measurement systems for flatness measurements on plate and strip products, has named Helmut Hackl as president. He succeeds Magnus Titus, who is leaving the company for new operative challenges. Hackl has a master’s degree in metallurgy from the...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence forms technology partnership with Hendrick Motorsports

April 19, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., and Hendrick Motorsports have announced a two-year technology partnership that will expand Hendrick Motorsports’ in-house capabilities with additional measurement systems, training, and expert technical support. The team is a longtime user of...

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Hexagon acquires Aicon 3D Systems

March 31, 2016

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies based in Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of optical and portable noncontact 3-D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing. With over 140 employees, Aicon has a direct presence in...

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MetoKote relocates performance test laboratory

March 11, 2016

MetoKote Corp., a provider of electrocoat, powder coat, liquid paint, and specialty coatings, has relocated its performance test laboratory to a larger space within its Lima, Ohio, facility. The A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)-certified lab provides service to...

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Laboratory Testing hires mechanical testing manager

March 9, 2016

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent testing and metrology laboratory, has hired Bill Stockdale as mechanical testing manager. In this position, he oversees the staff and all mechanical testing performed on the first and second shifts. Stockdale comes to the company after...

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Exact Metrology AS9100-certified at Cincinnati location

March 1, 2016

Exact Metrology has achieved certification as an AS9100 supplier for its Cincinnati facility. The company is a supplier of 3-D noncontact and contact measuring equipment for inspection and reverse engineering to commercial, aerospace, medical, automotive, and industrial manufacturing...

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AIMS names Able Machine Tool Sales as New England distributor for CMMs

February 17, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has named Able Machine Tool Sales Inc., Agawam, Mass., as its distributor in New England for Revolution series CMMs. The machines are designed and engineered with Renishaw 5-axis measurement...

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Fischer Technology opens sales office in Michigan

January 28, 2016

Windsor, Conn.-based Fischer Technology Inc., manufacturer of coating thickness, material testing, nanoindentation, and material analysis instrumentation, has expanded with a new office in Livonia, Mich., providing technical sales and service support. The company has appointed Jeff Stoner as...

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Foerster supplies NDT systems for new Benteler plant in Louisiana

January 25, 2016

Foerster has completed delivery of the biggest order in its corporate history, supplying a complete Circoson WT NDT system, including tables, drivers, automation, and software integration of all test instruments, to the new Benteler facility in Shreveport, La. The technology tests seamless...

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Heidenhain appoints VP of sales and marketing

January 25, 2016

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has hired David Doyle as vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He has more than 25 years of extensive management experience. Doyle served most recently as vice president of the...

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Coordinate Metrology Society launches certification program for laser tracker users

January 20, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced the availability of a level-two certification program for laser tracker users at its upcoming 2016 conference. This hands-on, device-specific performance examination is for portable laser tracking systems used for...

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EMS Inc., Automated Precision Inc. announce reseller partnership

January 19, 2016

EMS, a provider of 3-D scanning and 3-D printing systems in Tampa, Fla., and Automated Precision Inc. (API) have announced a formal reseller partnership to distribute API’s laser tracker metrology products in the U.S. EMS will resell API’s OmniTrac2 and Radian products and will add the...

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LTI announces retirement of longtime mechanical testing specialist

January 4, 2016

After more than 27 years with Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., Mechanical Testing Specialist Glenn Derstine has retired. Derstine joined the company in 1988 from Rex Heat Treat, formerly known as J.W. Rex Co. He managed...

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