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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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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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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Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing to be held Oct. 26-27

September 29, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced that the fourth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing will be held Oct. 26-27, 2016, at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. The meeting will serve as a focus group workshop,...

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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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