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.

Filter Content

Camera-based measurement system sends waves of productivity through fabrication shop

July 31, 2014

By:

When Bob Burns, owner of Aero Bending Co., Palmdale, Calif., moved his company to a new and bigger location, he considered adding to the company’s fleet of benders. However, a number of bending machine operators often lined up to measure bent components, creating a bottleneck. Changing to an optical inspection system cleared this bottleneck.

Continue Reading

Newcomb Spring adds QC measurement system for stampings

July 31, 2014

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has added Keyence Instant Measurement systems at seven of its eight manufacturing plants for quality control inspections of its stampings, flat springs, and wire forms. The system will be added at the remaining plant in 2015. The system uses optical...

Continue Reading

Texture mapping module allows authentic color reproduction of 3-D data

July 30, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers an optional, add-on texture mapping module for Breuckmann Optocat2013R2 measuring and evaluation software. It captures and maps the color and pattern of a scanned object to its digital 3-D representation. Texture mapping works with the internal imagery of the scanning...

Continue Reading

Test system detects defects as small as 5 percent of tube wall

July 29, 2014

Magnetic Analysis Corp. has developed a 19.6-in. transverse/longitudinal flux leakage Rotoflux® test system for a new tube mill at an OCTG producer in Russia. It is designed to detect seams, laps, pits, scabs, rolling skins, cracks, weld line defects, and transverse and longitudinal defects as...

Continue Reading

Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

Continue Reading

Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

Continue Reading

Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine-maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

Continue Reading

Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

Continue Reading

Video measuring microscope with image processing

July 16, 2014

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at IMTS. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading