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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Element Materials Technology acquires Sherry Laboratories

April 9, 2013

Element Materials Technology, Amsterdam, has announced the acquisition of Sherry Laboratories, an independent materials testing business in Daleville, Ind. The acquisition adds nearly 300 specialized staff members and 10 facilities to the company's existing network of 30 laboratories. The...

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Clark Fixture Technologies expands capabilities

April 8, 2013

Clark Fixture Technologies, a manufacturer of quality verification check fixtures for the global market, has installed two new large-format CNC routers to expand capabilities at its Bowling Green, Ohio, facility. The company also is installing a large-format router and a machining center at its...

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Ophir-Spiricon achieves accreditation for calibration of laser measurement instruments

March 28, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment in North Logan, Utah, and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon is now ACLASS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard that recognizes the technical competence of laboratories to carry out...

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Hexagon Metrology annual conference scheduled for June

March 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., will hold its annual HxGN LIVE conference June 3-6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Titled "Great Stories Start Here," the conference is designed for PC-DMIS software users, presenting new trends in design, measurement, and visualization...

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Laboratory Testing launches new website

March 26, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has launched a new company website at www.labtesting.com. The updated website includes a tabbed section highlighting the capabilities and services of LTI Metrology, the company’s calibration and dimensional inspection division. A quick service form...

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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology opens fixture facility in Michigan

March 7, 2013

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, Maple Grove, Minn., has opened a facility in Novi, Mich., dedicated to the manufacture of inspection fixtures for automotive stampings, body-in-white, underbody, rails, closures, and exterior/interior and under-hood plastic parts. The company is a global supplier...

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Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters

February 25, 2013

Mahr Federal has expanded the Application Center at its Providence, R.I., headquarters, more than doubling the available space. The new center includes a wider variety of dimensional gauging and metrology systems equipment to expand application development activity and allow increased customer...

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Envirosight names western regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Envirosight names western regional sales manager

February 18, 2013

Pipe inspection equipment manufacturer Envirosight, Randolph, N.J., has hired Christopher Helliwell as western regional sales manager. In this role, he oversees the efforts of the company's sales partner channel in a territory stretching from California to Vancouver, B.C., and eastward to Idaho,...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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Laboratory Testing announces changes to quality department - TheFabricator.com

Laboratory Testing announces changes to quality department

February 4, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), an independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has expanded its quality department and hired Ed Deeny as quality manager. He is responsible for customer agency, vendor, and internal audits and assists with promoting quality performance throughout...

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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Ophir-Spiricon named Utah manufacturer of the year

January 4, 2013

Ophir-Spiricon, a North Logan, Utah, manufacturer of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has been named Utah Manufacturer of the Year by the Utah Manufacturers Association. "We recognize manufacturing companies in Utah for outstanding performance in operational...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at http://amerpipe.com/pipe-dimension-calculator/#. The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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