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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Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

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Element Materials Technology acquires Sherry Laboratories

April 9, 2013

Element Materials Technology, Amsterdam, has announced the acquisition of Sherry Laboratories, an independent materials testing business in Daleville, Ind. The acquisition adds nearly 300 specialized staff members and 10 facilities to the company's existing network of 30 laboratories. The...

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Clark Fixture Technologies expands capabilities

April 8, 2013

Clark Fixture Technologies, a manufacturer of quality verification check fixtures for the global market, has installed two new large-format CNC routers to expand capabilities at its Bowling Green, Ohio, facility. The company also is installing a large-format router and a machining center at its...

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Optical measuring system handles large objects

April 4, 2013

Aicon 3D Systems offers the MoveInspect HR optical measuring system with the hand-held MI.Probe. The system measures large robot-picked objects quickly and reliably, the company reports. The system is suitable for mobile or fixed applications. In mobile applications, the large objects are measured...

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Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM - TheFabricator.com

Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM

April 1, 2013

The PurgEye® 300 Nano Weld Purge Monitor™ from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has been updated to read down to 1 PPM using a new-style zirconia sensor. It is suitable for weld purging of stainless, duplex, and superduplex steels, as well as titanium, zirconium, and nickel alloys. In...

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Ophir-Spiricon achieves accreditation for calibration of laser measurement instruments

March 28, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment in North Logan, Utah, and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon is now ACLASS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard that recognizes the technical competence of laboratories to carry out...

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Hexagon Metrology annual conference scheduled for June

March 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., will hold its annual HxGN LIVE conference June 3-6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Titled "Great Stories Start Here," the conference is designed for PC-DMIS software users, presenting new trends in design, measurement, and visualization...

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Laboratory Testing launches new website

March 26, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has launched a new company website at www.labtesting.com. The updated website includes a tabbed section highlighting the capabilities and services of LTI Metrology, the company’s calibration and dimensional inspection division. A quick service form...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles - TheFabricator.com

Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles

March 25, 2013

The RX400 crawler body from Envirosight LLC is designed to inspect pipe up to 10 ft. in diameter. It has a built-in, remotely operated camera lift with 17.5 in. of vertical travel — enough to center viewing in a 60-in. line. The crawler integrates with any ROVVER X pipe inspection system...

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Kits, tools permit springback development on all ferrous, nonferrous materials

March 12, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Engineering Corp. has introduced a line of springback development kits, tools and services for metal forming applications involving material up to 0.125 in. thick and thicker. The tools permit accurate development for springback of all ferrous and nonferrous materials,...

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Fiber-optic light system illuminates borescopes

March 7, 2013

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the new LuxPro LED fiber-optic illuminator to provide high-output light for borescopes. It is designed to exceed the brightness of a 150-W halogen bulb while reducing energy consumption by about 50 percent, the company says. The maintenance-free LED has a bulb...

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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology opens fixture facility in Michigan

March 7, 2013

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, Maple Grove, Minn., has opened a facility in Novi, Mich., dedicated to the manufacture of inspection fixtures for automotive stampings, body-in-white, underbody, rails, closures, and exterior/interior and under-hood plastic parts. The company is a global supplier...

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Test equipment helps keep metalworking fluid in good condition - TheFabricator.com

Test equipment helps keep metalworking fluid in good condition

March 6, 2013

Eriez® HydroFlow® offers a line of commonly used test equipment and titration kits for measuring metalworking fluid conditions. The automatic temperature compensating refractometer allows plant operators to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating...

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Software module's graphical interface simplifies gear measurement routines - TheFabricator.com

Software module's graphical interface simplifies gear measurement routines

February 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has released PC-DMIS Gear 2.5, a software module designed for basic and advanced gear measurement applications. The new version simplifies measurement routines by using a parameter-driven graphical interface to speed inspections of helical spur, bevel gears, and pinions. The...

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