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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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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Laboratory Testing announces changes to quality department - TheFabricator.com

Laboratory Testing announces changes to quality department

February 4, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), an independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has expanded its quality department and hired Ed Deeny as quality manager. He is responsible for customer agency, vendor, and internal audits and assists with promoting quality performance throughout...

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Tools added to metrology software

January 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the release of PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 metrology software. It is used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data. It offers model-based definition support, resulting in point-and-click measurement plans. A user can import a CAD...

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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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Impact sensor monitors equipment performance - TheFabricator.com

Impact sensor monitors equipment performance

January 22, 2013

PHD Inc. has introduced the PHD series KG impact sensor for monitoring equipment performance. It attaches to any piece of equipment that has motion. Featuring single-axis/bidirectional sensitivity, the sensor attaches to the moving part of a machine or device and monitors impact. A PLC can...

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CMMs, vision systems packaged with related equipment, services - TheFabricator.com

CMMs, vision systems packaged with related equipment, services

January 17, 2013

Mitutoyo America Corp. has introduced a new sales program based on packaging select CMMs and vision systems with related equipment and service packages at no extra cost over the price of the base machine. The Gold Care program packages peripheral equipment and multiyear service packages with a...

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CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system - TheFabricator.com

CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system

January 8, 2013

Coord3 Metrology LLC has introduced the European-manufactured Universal line of vertical-bridge CMMs to the North American market. The machine features an alloy, moving-frame design for improved dynamics and measuring accuracy. It incorporates wireless thermal compensation of both machine and...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Ophir-Spiricon named Utah manufacturer of the year

January 4, 2013

Ophir-Spiricon, a North Logan, Utah, manufacturer of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has been named Utah Manufacturer of the Year by the Utah Manufacturers Association. "We recognize manufacturing companies in Utah for outstanding performance in operational...

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App designed for ultrasonic flaw detection, XRF inspections - TheFabricator.com

App designed for ultrasonic flaw detection, XRF inspections

December 18, 2012

Olympus NDT has introduced the Industrial Tech Guide app for Android® and iPhone® smartphones. Available for download on Google Play and iTunes, this free mobile application contains two knowledge-based sections designed for technicians performing ultrasonic flaw detection and X-ray...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at http://amerpipe.com/pipe-dimension-calculator/#. The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Inspection software released in dual-column version - TheFabricator.com

Inspection software released in dual-column version

November 8, 2012

Delcam has introduced a dual-column version of PowerINSPECT inspection software. The combination of a dual-column CMM and the software allows the simultaneous measurement of different features on larger parts. Parts can be measured in a single coordinate system without repositioning. Models are...

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Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections

October 30, 2012

Lenox Instrument Co. offers a complete line of videoscope imaging systems, including UV models that help speed inspection time and provide clear illumination of welds and surface defects such as pitting, corrosion, and denting inside tubing and pipe. The systems feature a choice of...

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