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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3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs - TheFabricator.com

3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs

August 5, 2013

Verisurf has released the seventh generation of its Verisurf X software. With model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, the computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software now supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including...

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3-D inspection profiling for parts measurement - TheFabricator.com

3-D inspection profiling for parts measurement

July 31, 2013

Heidenhain's IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC software system offers a new 3-D profiling capability for inspection measurement, allowing operators to measure and determine part profiles within desired tolerance zones. This optional 3-D feature compares the actual measured part to a 3-D model within the PC...

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Testing offered on new tube forming applications

July 30, 2013

The prototyping department of transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH now offers testing of components and tools for forming pipe diameters up to 1.77 in. Testing is carried out on two CNC axial rotary forming machines that deliver up to 27.5 tons of forming force. The department can test new forming...

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Bridge CMM designed for job shops - TheFabricator.com

Bridge CMM designed for job shops

July 29, 2013

Coord3 Metrology has introduced the bridge-type Ares XL CMM, designed to meet the needs of typical job shops. It features an accommodating measuring envelope, high accuracy, and automated Renishaw touch or scanning probe heads. The CMM features an ultrarigid alloy platform with a silicon...

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Fatigue crack growth testing offered

July 24, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. offers fatigue crack growth testing, also called da/dN testing, according to the ASTM E647 standard. Constant load; increasing, decreasing, and constant delta K; and constant Kmax control methods are offered. The test can be performed at temperatures from -250 to 400 degrees...

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User interface simplifies 3-D laser tracker adjustment - TheFabricator.com

User interface simplifies 3-D laser tracker adjustment

July 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has released the Leica Absolute Tracker AT402 laser tracker. The portable 3-D tracker can be used for fully guided 3-D measurement processes, as well as traditional inspection tasks. It is suitable for large-volume, precision-measurement applications performed by such industries...

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Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center - TheFabricator.com

Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center

July 22, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has announced the opening of its Tool Engineering Center (TEC) and plant expansion in New Berlin, Wis. The 55,000-sq.-ft. expansion has more than doubled the size of the facility, which manufactures solid carbide drills, replaceable carbide...

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Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection - TheFabricator.com

Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection

July 22, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/white light LED inspection kit for magnetic particle inspection. It enables NDT inspectors to detect fluorescent flaws in ferrous materials. This portable kit features a compact, battery-operated inspection lamp. It has two...

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ASME certification

Building your first ASME code vessel, start to finish

July 16, 2013


Taking your shop to the next level might involve ASME certification. Just what does this entail? It begins with an agency.

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Portable flaw detector introduced - TheFabricator.com

Portable flaw detector introduced

July 10, 2013

Olympus has introduced the OmniScan® SX flaw detector for linear zero-degree inspections, such as corrosion mapping and composite inspection, as well as weld inspection using one phased-array group or one time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) channel. Two models are available: the SX PA and SX...

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Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections

July 10, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. offers sectional, extendible, modular borescopes for tube and pipe inspections. Users can add extender sections to provide long working lengths up to 120 ft. The borescopes, available in diameters of 0.91, 1.38, 1.77, and 2.76 in., allow identification of flaws as small as...

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Unit performs photogrammetry, 3-D scanning automatically

June 26, 2013

The ATOS Plus from Capture 3D integrates photogrammetry, 3-D scanning, and inspection to provide dimensional analysis and verification. It eliminates the need for precise fixtures, streamlining the measurement process while decreasing overall project time, the company states. The unit is available...

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Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology - TheFabricator.com

Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology

June 20, 2013

Olympus has introduced the UltraWave™ LRT, a flaw detection system that uses guided-wave technology to perform long-range inspections on pipes and pipelines. The NDT technique inspects and localizes areas of potential degradation, such as corrosion and metal loss. The technology is based...

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Metrology software includes 40 updates

June 20, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has launched PC-DMIS 2013 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, and build lean manufacturing operations. The new Width Construction feature facilitates the...

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Laboratory Testing adds customer service supervisor - TheFabricator.com

Laboratory Testing adds customer service supervisor

June 20, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has hired Brad McVaugh as its customer service supervisor. He is responsible for providing customer support services and monitoring all operations in the department, which prepares quotes; provides information about material testing, calibration, and...

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