Testing and Measuring

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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Interlaken Technology adds hot metal gas forming press

November 23, 2016

Interlaken Technology Co. LLC, a provider of material testing, product design, and prototyping services, has installed a 500-ton HEATform™ hot metal gas forming press at its Chaska, Minn., facility for producing parts not constrained by raw material selection or geometric complexity. “This...

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Automated Precision appoints senior VP, global sales and marketing

November 23, 2016

Rockville, Md.-based Automated Precision Inc., a global provider of coordinate measurement systems for the metrology industry, has appointed Song Chung as the new senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Chung previously worked for 20 years at Perceptron, where he most recently served...

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Mahr Federal expands in Southeast

November 18, 2016

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal Inc. (MFI) has expanded its direct sales coverage for dimensional metrology systems products in the Southeast, now serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."Our longstanding relationship with MSI-Viking Gage...

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Foerster Instruments hires new president for North America

November 15, 2016

Foerster Instruments Inc., a provider of equipment for NDT, metal detection, and magnetics in Pittsburgh, has hired Jason Wilburn as its new president to handle all operations and oversee all facilities in North America.Wilburn’s experience includes industrial NDT, industrial services to...

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Balluff certified for ISO 9001:2015

November 14, 2016

Florence, Ky.-based Balluff, a provider of sensors, machine vision, industrial RFID, and distributed I/O for such industries and stamping and welding, has announced its certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. In early 2015 the company took the draft version of the ISO standard and began the...

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Level 3 Inspection achieves Rolls-Royce supplier approval

November 7, 2016

Level 3 Inspection LLC, Stuart, Fla., a provider of computer-aided inspection (CAI) for precision manufactured aerospace components, has announced it has received the Rolls-Royce Corp. Supplier Certificate of Approval. This means the company is considered a Rolls-Royce subtier supplier, approved...

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Virtek to open office in U.K.

November 3, 2016

Waterloo, Ont.-based Virtek Vision Intl., a provider of laser templating and quality inspection systems, has announced plans to open a European office in Manchester, U.K.The new office will showcase a product showroom featuring core technology with the ability to run on-site product demos for...

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VED slide calibrates video machines

November 2, 2016

Heidenhain offers a video edge detection (VED) calibration slide for calibrating the pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine. The standard glass calibration slide allows the user to find the pixel size of the current magnification and camera setup and teach it to a controller. This...

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IMS hires sales manager

November 1, 2016

IMS, a manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot and cold mills and service centers based in Mars, Pa., has named Markus Forsch as sales manager. He has more than 20 years of engineering and operational experience. Before joining the company, he was director of...

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Noncontact instrument measures powder coating thickness

October 28, 2016

TQC has released PowderTag, an instrument that measures powder coating thickness up to 300 μm before and after cure. The noncontact, nondestructive tool works on metal substrates such as steel and aluminum using a combination of infrared and photothermal measurements. Because the pulses do not...

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Software calibrates large-scale measuring volumes

October 27, 2016

Aicon 3D offers version 7 of MoveInspect software, which features a new calibration method, more interfaces, and a redesigned user interface. Calibration with both fixed reference field and scale bar allows calibration of large-scale measuring volumes. The new method “reference field and...

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Digital 2-D microscope remains in calibration over entire zoom range

October 18, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced an integrated, full-HD digital microscope system that operates without a PC and delivers video images at 60 frames/sec. The Omni is suitable for a variety of quality control, testing, rework, assembly, inspection, and documentation tasks. It remains in...

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Weld monitoring camera system shows SAW process

October 14, 2016

The iShot® Weld-i® from InterTest is a compact weld monitoring camera system (3.4 in. by 1.25 in. dia.) that can verify torch positions, wire feed orientation, and welding part alignment during the SAW process. The system uses a 1080p/30fps HDMI video signal with generated crosshairs on a full HD...

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Tube straightness gauge also measures length, diameter, ovality

October 13, 2016

Limab offers the TubeProfiler S for measuring the straightness, length, diameter, and ovality/shape of tube, now including precision and hydraulic tubes. The compact system scans end, local, and total straightness of tubes and pipes.The inline measurement system registers and stores all the data of...

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Linear encoders available with Panasonic interface

October 12, 2016

Heidenhain Corp. has announced that its LC xx5 absolute sealed linear encoders now can be ordered with Panasonic interface (Pana01). The encoders are available in the accuracy grades 3 µm (with a 1-nm measuring step) and 5 µm (with a 10-nm measuring step). They come in full-sized scale and...

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