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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Hexagon Metrology becomes Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

November 13, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has rebranded to become Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The name change comes after recent acquisitions, including the CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software and SPC expert Q-DAS, have expanded the business from its original position as a provider of measurement equipment....

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Spectro opens application and demonstration lab in California

October 29, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has opened an application and demonstration laboratory in Irvine, Calif. It features the company’s instrumentation and technology for elemental analysis, including inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), X-ray fluorescence (XRF)...

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Aicon becomes partner of Tube Innovation Days

October 22, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, a manufacturer of optical tube measurement systems, has announced it has joined Tube Innovation Days, a network of 11 Germany-based partner companies in the tube manufacturing and processing industries. The partnering companies—Dreistern, TRUMPF,...

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IMS Systems names sales engineer

October 12, 2015

IMS Systems Inc., a Mars, Pa.-based manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot mills, cold mills, and service centers, has hired Steve Devorich as a sales engineer. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the cold sheet production sector throughout...

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IMS providing tube gauges to Tenaris seamless tube mill

September 16, 2015

IMS, a Mars, Pa.-based manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot and cold mills and service centers, has received an order from Tenaris to supply tube measuring gauges for the company’s new tube mill in Bay City, Texas. The seamless pipe mill will have the capacity to...

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Perceptron appoints western regional sales manager

September 4, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has announced the appointment of Terry Wear as the new western regional sales manager for Coord3 CMM sales and the company’s 3-D product lines. Wear worked previously for Verisurf Software as director of engineering. He has more than 30 years of coordinate...

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Laboratory Testing announces continuation of A2LA accreditation

September 1, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025-2005. The scope of the accreditation also has been expanded for mechanical testing and calibration...

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Aicon to highlight measurement and testing technology at Sept. 9 event

August 24, 2015

Aicon Americas will host the Aicon Technology Fair on Sept. 9, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its headquarters in Plymouth , Mich. The event is designed for people working in dimensional inspection, material and component testing, vehicle safety and dynamics testing, reverse engineering, and...

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Aicon 3D Systems marks 25 years in business

July 17, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, marks its 25th anniversary in 2015. The firm develops, manufactures, and supplies 3-D metrology for various applications. Founded in 1990, the company was a spinoff from Volkswagen Research and Technical University Braunschweig. After starting in...

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CMS, UNC Charlotte receive NIST AMTech grant

June 24, 2015

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) have received an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The grant is...

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CCAT announces $1.67 million contract with U.S. Air Force

June 24, 2015

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has announced a $1.67 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. The contract, which is being awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, provides funds for applied research on noncontact metrology technologies used...

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Laboratory Testing adds customer service rep

June 18, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., an accredited, independent testing laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has named John Malack as a customer service representative. He has 20 years of related experience, including previous employment with customers of LTI in the steel tubing and fastener fields. Malack most...

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Laboratory Testing X-ray inspection coordinator earns AWS CWI designation

June 15, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Kevin Hockings, X-ray inspection coordinator, has been certified by the AWS as a certified welding inspector (CWI). The certification enables him to perform weld inspections and related activities as described by AWS D1.1, which applies...

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Ametek to acquire Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division

June 9, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. SISD, Hayward, Calif., develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and...

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Breuckmann becomes Aicon 3D Systems

June 4, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH through merger. The site of the former Breuckmann GmbH in Meersburg, Germany, continues as the Scanner Innovation Center of Aicon 3D Systems GmbH. Through the acquisition of the scanner manufacturer, Aicon 3D Systems has...

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