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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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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Mitutoyo America opens M3 Solution Center in Massachusetts

May 7, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has opened a new M3 Solution Center in Marlborough, Mass. At the 7,600-sq.-ft. facility, visitors can schedule appointments for product demonstrations, gain assistance with application challenges and metrology systems, and attend product and educational...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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Mettler Toledo wins Weighing Review award

April 14, 2015

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision weighing instruments and services based in Greifensee, Switzerland, has been named “Best Weighing Company” and “Best Laboratory Scale/Balance” in the second annual Weighing Review Reader’s Choice Awards. The online poll included a field of 32...

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Criterion NDT names Dempsco as Midwest representative

March 24, 2015

Criterion NDT Inc., Auburn, Wash., a provider of eddy current application systems for NDT, has signed Dempsco Inc. as an authorized representative serving Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania. The Dayton, Ohio-based firm provides automation components and machinery used in...

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