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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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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Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters

February 25, 2013

Mahr Federal has expanded the Application Center at its Providence, R.I., headquarters, more than doubling the available space. The new center includes a wider variety of dimensional gauging and metrology systems equipment to expand application development activity and allow increased customer...

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LED flashlight designed for NDT - TheFabricator.com

LED flashlight designed for NDT

February 19, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® OPTIMAX™ 365, a cordless, rechargeable, UV-A LED flashlight suitable for NDT applications such as MPI, FPI, and general fluorescent inspection. The flashlight produces a nominal steady-state UV-A intensity of up to 18,000 µW/cm2...

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Envirosight names western regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Envirosight names western regional sales manager

February 18, 2013

Pipe inspection equipment manufacturer Envirosight, Randolph, N.J., has hired Christopher Helliwell as western regional sales manager. In this role, he oversees the efforts of the company's sales partner channel in a territory stretching from California to Vancouver, B.C., and eastward to Idaho,...

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Software integrates with robot for inline, 3-D inspection

February 7, 2013

Metrologic Group offers the X4 i-Robot for inline, 3-D inspection. Measuring accuracy is independent of the robot’s positioning precision. Robot motions are synchronized with measurements, and the robot trajectory is controlled by a simplified part program. The measuring system is based on a...

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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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