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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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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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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Noncontact vision probe introduced

July 20, 2016

Renishaw has introduced the RVP vision measurement probe for use with its REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The probe increases the system’s multisensory capability by adding noncontact inspection to its existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and...

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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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Optical sensor uses laser light to measure distances

June 30, 2016

Siko GmbH has introduced the LT5000 optical sensor for measuring distances of up to 16.4 ft. It works with a laser light based on time-of-flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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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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Scanning probes accept long styli for flexibility

June 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released the HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for 3-D CMM tactile scanning. The line features a new bearing system for improved joint repeatability and accepts longer horizontal styli for greater flexibility. Operators do not need to change modules to address...

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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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Optical measuring device takes fast 2-D measurements of parts

May 31, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the V-CAD 1 optical measuring device. It can take fast measurements of parts up to 3 by 2.5 in. According to the manufacturer, the unit’s high-resolution optical equipment helps ensure distortion-free measurement with excellent depth of field over the...

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