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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External laser scanner features high-speed, 3-D point cloud capturing capabilities

July 7, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced an external laser scanner for use with the new Romer Absolute Arm. The Hexagon Probe Laser 20.8 (HP-L-20.8), which replaces the CMS108 laser scanner, performs on complex surfaces and workpieces made of shiny materials such as machined, cast, stamped, and forged...

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CAD-based dimensional metrology software available for SolidWorks platform

July 3, 2014

Origin Intl. Inc. has released CheckMate CAD-based dimensional metrology software for SolidWorks®. Users can implement dimensional metrology functionality on the CAD platform of their choice, eliminating “islands of automation” and retaining a common interface they are accustomed...

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Starrett supports Workshops for Warriors

July 3, 2014

Athol, Mass.-based L.S. Starrett Co. has donated more than $100,000 worth of precision measuring tools to support Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit entity with a mission to train and place veterans into advanced manufacturing careers. “Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and with over...

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Optical width gauge designed for strip measurements

June 30, 2014

IMS Systems Inc. has developed an optical width gauge for measuring edge crack, hole/pinhole, and strip contour defects in cold processing environments. The compact, lightweight IMS Camera Cluster Systems (CCS) gauge features an air or water blowoff system for harsh environments, as well as the...

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Ophir-Spiricon receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

June 25, 2014

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon LLC, North Logan, Utah, is one of 100 manufacturing companies to receive a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership...

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Microfocus NDT system inspects dense, large parts

June 19, 2014

The XT H 450 from Nikon Metrology uses a 450-kV microfocus source to perform turbine blade measurement and NDT and inspection of steel and aluminum cast parts. The system is available with a flat panel or curved linear diode array detector (CLDA). The CLDA optimizes the collection of X-rays by...

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Fischer Technology attains ISO 17025 accreditation

June 16, 2014

Fischer Technology, Windsor, Conn., has earned accreditation to ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 from the American Association of Accreditation Laboratories. The company now can offer ISO 17025 certifications for film thickness instruments and standards for eddy current, magnetic induction, X-ray...

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TUBE® expo exhibitors demonstrate the latest equipment for monitoring dimensions

June 9, 2014

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The manufacturing standards for manufacturing and fabricating tube and pipe are continuously on the rise as OEMs demand tighter tolerances and ever-greater dimensional consistency. Keeping up with these trends is a matter of keeping up with the technologies available to monitor processes and measure tubular products.

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Evana Automation builds custom assembly and test systems for Tier 1 automotive supplier

June 3, 2014

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems, based on a multiyear contract, for a...

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Portable 3-D measuring system takes quick, on-site measurements

June 3, 2014

Nikon Metrology has released the P3D NC-2323S portable 3-D measuring system. The compact unit can be operated with the push of a button, with no computer required. It does not require professional expertise or technical knowledge to operate. The system is suitable for quick, on-site...

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Laboratory Testing hires metallurgical engineer

June 2, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has hired Greg Fackler as metallurgical engineer. He works in the metallography lab, responsible for performing such services as microstructure examinations, macrostructure examinations, and microhardness testing in accordance with AMS, ASTM, ASME, and...

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Digital optical comparator provides 5-axis inspection, measurement

May 28, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of machine tools, automation, and machine tool accessories, has introduced the new VisionGauge® digital optical comparator 700 series developed by VISIONx Inc. It features 5-axis inspection, allowing users to view parts from all sides and angles. The five...

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Solar Atmospheres receives FLP inspection certification

May 27, 2014

Nadcap-certified vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA), based in Hermitage, Pa., has received notification from Nadcap of the renewal of the nondestructive testing certification. SAWPA has been continuously Nadcap NDT-certified since 2009....

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Hand-held monitor reads to 10 PPM for welding purging

May 15, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques offers the PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® for the process industries. The hand-held, battery-powered monitor reads to 10 PPM. It contains an internal electromechanical pump for drawing samples of gas automatically over the sensor before discharging it to...

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Video measuring microscope features automatic edge detection, multitouch functions

May 14, 2014

Mahr Federal has introduced a video measuring microscope with image processing capability. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and...

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