Testing and Measuring News

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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Element Daleville expands Nadcap accreditation scope

May 12, 2014

Element Materials Technology’s laboratory in Daleville, Ind., has significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation. This follows a yearlong investment program in Element Daleville’s aluminum testing capabilities for the aerospace sector, which was led by the specific needs of a key...

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Laboratory Testing announces promotions

April 25, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has promoted Steve Bowers to the position of mechanical testing workflow supervisor and Paul Szczepaniak to second-shift coordinator for mechanical testing. Bowers is responsible for scheduling...

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Emulate3d Ltd. receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2014

Emulate3D, Reading, U.K., has been named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. About 160 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the U.K. in the fields of international trade, innovation, and sustainable development. The company received...

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Quality Vision Intl. acquires ShapeGrabber

April 3, 2014

Vision metrology company Quality Vision Intl., Rochester, N.Y., has acquired ShapeGrabber Inc., a manufacturer of automated 3-D scanners for industrial applications. ShapeGrabber, also based in Rochester, now is a wholly owned subsidiary of QVI. The 3-D laser scanners are suitable for measuring...

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Jenoptik launches The Better Parts Challenge road show

March 12, 2014

Jenoptik Industrial Metrology, a manufacturer and system provider of tactile and nontactile production metrology, has launched The Better Parts Challenge. The company will be inviting U.S.-based manufacturers to bring their part-quality challenges to its road shows across the U.S., where the...

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Foerster to supply NDT systems for Benteler's new Louisiana tube production facility

January 23, 2014

Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG, Reutlingen, Germany, has announced that it will supply NDT systems for Benteler’s new seamless, hot-rolled steel tube production facility, currently under construction in Shreveport, La. Foerster also will provide the entire mechanics with tables and drivers,...

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SensorData Technologies unveils redesigned website

October 23, 2013

SensorData Technologies Inc., Shelby Township, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom force, torque, load, and strain sensors, has launched a completely redesigned website at www.sensordata.com. The website offers an online standard product catalog, application success story library, white...

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Hexagon Metrology announces plans for Live on Location event in October

September 11, 2013

Hexagon Metrology is hosting a Live on Location event at its corporate headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I., in October. On Oct. 9, attendees will learn about the latest upgrades to SpatialAnalyzer with hands-on demonstrations. Topics will include optimization, unified spatial metrology network,...

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