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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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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How metal production affects the welding process

January 11, 2011

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Welders may recognize that when porosity is present, the cause isn’t always the shielding gas, welding filler, or operator error. It can be caused by the steel production method, which can introduce porosity and other flaws.

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Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens - TheFabricator.com

Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens

December 6, 2010

Buehler has created Sum-Met™ Bundles to help simplify ordering consumables for materials testing and analysis labs. The kits contain all the grinding and polishing consumables required to prepare 100 specimens. Kits are available for several testing applications: ferrous and nickel-based...

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3i finalizes acquisition of Stork Materials Technology

December 6, 2010

London-based 3i, an international investor in private equity, infrastructure and debt management, and funds managed by 3i, has signed an agreement to acquire Stork Materials Technology, an international materials testing services business. SMT, with headquarters in the Netherlands, employs more...

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ITW acquires North Star Imaging

November 29, 2010

North Star Imaging Inc., Rogers, Minn., has announced that it has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), joining ITW's Test and Measurement Group. NSI's day-to-day contact points and relationships with business partners will remain unaffected by the change of ownership....

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CMM arms incorporate absolute encoders

October 18, 2010

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has introduced the new line of Romer Absolute Arms. This series of CMM touch and laser scanning measuring arms incorporates absolute encoders, eliminating the homing procedure at start-up. Interchangeable feature packs allow arm capabilities to be changed or upgraded...

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Evaluating product integrity with eddy current - TheFabricator.com

Evaluating product integrity with eddy current

October 11, 2010

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Tube and pipe producers and fabricators who are familiar with the conventional encircling coils used in eddy current testing might be interested in learning more about this technology. Eddy current can be used on a variety of product shapes and does more than detect cracks. It can detect relative hardness and hardness changes (good for verifying heat treatment) and the presence or absence of physical features such as splines and threads.

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Force-displacement measurement system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Force-displacement measurement system introduced

September 13, 2010

Kistler Instrument Corp. has announced the introduction of the DMF-P A310 Universal Type 4740A series, a high-precision force-displacement measurement system designed for monitoring electromechanical NC joining modules and their associated joining and pressing-in operations within assembly...

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Inspecting NDE - TheFabricator.com

Inspecting NDE

September 13, 2010

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When it comes to nondestructive methods for evaluating welds, familiarization with each technique will help you better identify the best means to detect weld defects.

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Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling - TheFabricator

Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling

July 19, 2010

Pinpoint Laser Systems® has introduced the new Pinpoint Proline alignment kit, a visual laser system for checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling. The...

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Exact Metrology opens new Milwaukee office

July 19, 2010

Exact Metrology Inc., Cincinnati, has announced the opening of a new office in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, Wis. The new location has a lab that can perform scanning, measurement, and reverse...

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So you want to be a certified welding inspector? - TheFabricator

So you want to be a certified welding inspector?

July 8, 2010

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Not many people who enter the welding profession think about their long-term career path. A certified welding inspector may be the next logical step for the right welder.

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Upfront welding inspection considerations

July 7, 2010

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Welding inspection involves much more than simply checking the accuracy of welds after they are made. Inspectors must be knowledgeable about codes, standards, materials, and other fabricating processes.

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FMP Met Lab earns accreditation - TheFabricator

FMP Met Lab earns accreditation

June 28, 2010

FMP Met Lab, a sister company of Ferrous Metal Processing and FerrouSouth in Cleveland, has earned an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certificate of accreditation from the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau. ...

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Automated liquid penetrant testing system inspects for surface defects in base metal and welds

June 14, 2010

ARC Specialties has introduced an automated approach to the final inspection process in liquid penetrant testing (LPT). The Automated Liquid Penetrant (ALP) inspection system incorporates a Cognex CCD...

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