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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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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Element Materials Technology opens facility in Netherlands

February 17, 2015

Element Materials Technology has opened a new materials testing and failure analysis facility in Hengelo, Netherlands, continuing the company’s strategic long-term investment in the oil and gas testing sector. The facility strengthens the company’s materials testing and product qualification...

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Mistras-Metco opens NDE lab in Houston

February 10, 2015

Mistras Group Inc.’s Metco, a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) services provider, recently announced the opening of its largest purpose-built NDE laboratory in Houston. The facility, one of two company locations in the Houston area, houses 13 industrial radiography scanning bullpens, the most of...

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Perceptron to acquire two European metrology companies

February 3, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a provider of noncontact 3-D machine vision systems for industrial measurement, inspection, and robot guidance applications, has reached an agreement to acquire Coord3 Industries SRL, a midmarket designer and builder of CMMs based in Turin, Italy. In addition, the...

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Sigma Labs granted contract for America Makes program

January 20, 2015

Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing in Santa Fe, N.M., has been granted its first contract, worth about $500,000, from GE Aviation as a member of the winning team of companies and universities awarded an...

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Mettler Toledo launches ecofriendly approach to measurement equipment

January 13, 2015

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has introduced the GreenMT program, which measures energy and resource usage to determine a company’s global carbon footprint. The program has spawned an EcoDesign initiative that targets the full product life cycle. Specific goals are to lower energy, reduce...

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ShapeGrabber expands U.S. sales network

January 7, 2015

Ottawa, Ont.-based ShapeGrabber, a subsidiary of Quality Vision International (QVI) that manufactures 3-D scanners for industrial applications, has added more than 20 new channel partners across the U.S. The scanners are suitable for quick, complete measurement of complex-shaped parts. They can...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions appoints senior sales and business development manager

January 6, 2015

Boxborough, Mass.-based TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company, has appointed Larry Volkmann as senior sales and business development manager for advanced NDT and energy services. Volkmann has more than 25 years of experience in...

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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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Sigma Labs signs technology cooperation agreement

December 11, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.-based Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies, has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Additive Industries B.V. Based in the Netherlands,...

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Laboratory Testing completes NUPIC audit

December 5, 2014

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc. has been reapproved as a supplier of calibration, NDT, and material testing services, including mechanical, chemical, and accelerated corrosion testing, for members of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) after successfully completing a member...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions names COO

December 4, 2014

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company in Boxborough, Mass., has appointed Robert C. Burns as COO. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the company, including staff management and profit and loss accountability. Burns has more...

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Laboratory Testing welcomes outside sales rep

November 5, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited materials testing and calibration lab, has hired Eric Baum as outside sales representative. Baum has more than 10 years of business development, account management, and marketing experience in the aerospace and medical device markets. He...

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Sigma Labs wins Phase II DARPA contract with Honeywell

November 3, 2014

Sigma Labs Inc., Santa Fe, N.M., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Phase II award; Phase I work was completed...

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Laboratory Testing names inside sales rep

October 31, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., a materials testing and calibration lab in Hatfield, Pa., has appointed Chris Mecleary to its inside sales team. He previously worked as a marketing analyst for the Mueller Industries division of Precision Tool Co. and has an extensive background in numerous business...

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