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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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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3-D tube measuring system uses 10 hi-res digital cameras

June 9, 2009

Aicon has introduced TubeInspect HS, a camera-based, 3-D tube measuring system. It uses 10 digital cameras with high resolutions to measure the tubes. A spatial reference point field made from glass...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized by Eaton Corp.

May 28, 2009

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. honored 38 premier suppliers last month as part of the company's supplier recognition program. This is the fourth year that Eaton has recognized a...

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Inspecting and verifying fillet weld size

May 19, 2009

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Woolf Aircraft Products Inc. developed an inspection tool that can beused to measure a leg length, as well as the actual throat of a weld.Using these two known measurements, quality assurance personnelthen can determine the actual size and the convexity and concavity ofa specific fillet weld.

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Welding Update for Infrastructure: No nonsense with NDT

May 18, 2009

Infrastructure is defined as the basic physical systems that serve a community's population, such as roads, bridges, utilities, water, and sewage. These systems are essential for enabling productivity in the economy, so it is crucial to ensure they are fit for use. Nondestructive testing (NDT)...

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Device tests longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds

May 12, 2009

EST has introduced the Reverse Pressure GripTight (RPGT) for testing the longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds. By isolating the area between a test flange and the test plug, the...

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