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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Universal length-measuring instrument provides quick internal, external measurements

May 12, 2009

Mahr Federal has introduced the Linear 100, a universal length-measuring instrument for rapid internal and external measurements directly on the shop floor. It features a direct measuring range of up...

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FARO offers technology test drive

May 12, 2009

Hoping "to help get the manufacturing process moving again," FARO Technologies has unveiled a Technology Test Drive program it says will put the company's leading-edge 3D measurement devices on...

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Laser Design and GKS Inspection Services appoint business development manager

May 12, 2009

Giles Gaskell has joined Laser Design Inc. and its engineering services division, GKS Inspection Services, as business development manager. In this position, he collaborates with Steve DeRemer, GKS...

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Automate Inspection System

Automated optimization of weld seams

April 28, 2009

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Automated vision inspection and optimization technology can help streamline manufacturing operations and improve part quality. This technology detects defects in welding seams that often are missed by manual inspection and provides documentation that can be used in researching and resolving product issues.

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High-precision inspection/measuring system ensures part quality

April 15, 2009

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., a provider of custom pipe/tube bending and fabricating services, uses a Tube Inspect S optical tube measuring system to ensure part quality.A tube is placed in a...

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UV borescopes designed for NDT dye penetration tests

April 14, 2009

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced a line of UV borescopes designed to be used in NDT dye penetration tests. They can remotely detect surface flaws and cracks in hard-to-reach areas of mechanical...

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Tool tests integrity, strength of welds used in attaching studs to sheet metal

April 14, 2009

Mountz has introduced a weld stud test tool for testing the integrity and strength of welds used to attach threaded studs to sheet metal.A mechanical test with the tool provides manufacturers with...

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Measuring Tape

Precision measurement 101

March 24, 2009

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It's more important than ever for your employees—particularly entry-level personnel—to learn to use measurement tools to their full potential.

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Weld cap sensors detect inclusions, faulty dressing, burrs

March 10, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced WTS10 weld cap sensors. The diffuse-mode sensors check the quality of welding cap fronts and detect faults such as inclusions, faulty dressing, or burrs.The sensors...

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Laser beam analysis system designed for enhanced data baseline accuracy

March 10, 2009

Ophir-Spiricon has introduced the BeamGage™ laser beam analysis system. It is based on UltraCal™, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3...

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Hand-held XRF metal alloy analyzer designed to regain lost traceability

March 10, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers the Niton® XL3t series X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer with geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology. The unit can instantly...

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Steel construction, welding inspection seminars scheduled

March 10, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center, Howell, Mich., has announced its schedule for seminars on the inspection of steel construction, structural welding, and structural steel plan reading. All...

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TVRheinland acquires Non-Destructive Testing Services

February 10, 2009

TVRheinland®, a supplier of independent testing, assessment, and certification services in Newtown, Conn., has acquired Non-Destructive Testing Services (NDT), a material inspection company based...

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Laser Design partners with Wenzel-Xspect CMM distributors

February 10, 2009

Laser Design Inc., a supplier of 3-D laser scanners in Minneapolis, has announced a nationwide distribution agreement with the Wenzel-Xspect USA sales force to market Laser Design's 3-D laser scanning...

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FARO wins Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award

January 21, 2009

FARO, a provider of 3-D measurement and imaging technology, has won the Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award from the National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT).The National Center for Defense...

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