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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How to relieve stress in welding

November 2, 2009

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Relieving residual stress through welding technique as well as temperature control can greatly reduce weld distortion.

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Pipe inspection camera suitable for inspecting past multiple 90-degree bends

October 13, 2009

The Envirosight Agilios™ is a self-leveling pan/tilt camera that captures detail from side walls and distant targets alike. Dimmable, shadowless illumination helps improve viewing on the...

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Vision kit captures critical weld information

September 9, 2009

TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens,...

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Steel engineering and inspection seminars scheduled for fall 2009

September 9, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its fall schedule for seminars on welding design, steel construction inspection, bolting and welding, and structural steel plan reading. All...

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XRF analyzer facilitates high-speed material sorting, identification

August 11, 2009

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced the Omega Xpress XRF analyzer with silicon drift detector (SDD) technology for high-speed material sorting and 100 percent positive material identification in metal...

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Pratt & Miller wins French race

August 11, 2009

Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, New Hudson, Mich., won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race June 14 in France. The Pratt & Miller GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team, which is run by the company on...

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Laboratory Testing renews PRI/Nadcap accreditation for NDT

August 11, 2009

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been reaccredited for NDT by PRI/Nadcap, Performance Review Institute's industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace industry. The...

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Finding seemingly insignificant flaws Part II

July 17, 2009

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Eddy current testing does more than detect product defects. When used with a proper monitoring system on a mill staffed by highly trained operators, it can help to optimize the mill's efficiency. The first part of this two-part article covers eddy current system principles.

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Roll forming fine-tuning system works offline

July 14, 2009

Dreistern has developed an automatic tooling measuring and tuning system. All measuring and fine-tuning work is performed offline so that the roll forming machine remains available for production.The...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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Stork Climax Research Services approved by Nadcap

July 14, 2009

Stork Materials Technology has announced that Stork Climax Research Services, a provider of customized materials and metallurgical analysis programs in Wixom, Mich., has been accredited by Nadcap, the...

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Core products CE-approved for sale in Europe

June 16, 2009

Fischer Engineering Co., Dayton, Ohio, has announced that its core products— weld bend testers, weld tensile testers, and welding coupons— have been CE-approved for sale in Europe.

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Finding seemingly insignificant flaws Part I

June 10, 2009

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Eddy current testing does more than detect product defects. When used with a proper monitoring system on a mill staffed by highly trained operators, it can help to optimize the mill's efficiency. The first part of this two-part article covers eddy current system principles

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Laser vision system for wind turbine tower tubes introduced

June 9, 2009

Servo-Robot has introduced the Autotrac/WT for noncontact seam tracking and adaptive SAW of wind turbine tower tubes. All the electronics have been miniaturized to reduce the equipment footprint while...

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Digital cross scanner captures all 3-D details in a single scan

June 9, 2009

Metris offers the XC65D scanner that captures all 3-D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs, and freeform surfaces in a single scan. The unit's digital operation boosts scanning frequency and...

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