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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AWS seeks nominations for Image of Welding Awards

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and its Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) seek nominations for the AWS sixth annual Image of Welding awards.Award winners will be announced...

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Applied Precision adds sales director

March 11, 2008

Applied Precision Inc., Mississauga, Ont., has added David Delves as director of system sales. Delves has more than 15 years of experience in machinery and process design, tooling development, CNC...

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AWS appoints managing director of certification

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, an organization working to advance the science, technology, and application of welding, recently appointed John Filippi as managing director of certification...

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Stationary sensors

Eddy current testing strategies for copper tube

March 11, 2008

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If you are a copper tube producer, you know you need to use nondestructive testing methods, but you might not be aware of all the possibilities in how they are used. First off, should you check the material before or after it is processed? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each testing point? Should you test it at both places? And second, can testing do more than help you prevent shipping poor-quality product?

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Under pressure?

March 11, 2008

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Although it is used primarily for forming, hydroforming equipment also is useful in many pressure testing applications (burst testing, pressure pulsation, leak testing, autofrettage).

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Remote video inspection system added to product line

January 15, 2008

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has added the SnakeEye III™ remote video inspection system to its Envision line.The lightweight, portable system combines an LED camera and TFT-LCD technology to deliver...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the...

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3-D seam inspection system inspects welded, adhesive, brazed joints

December 11, 2007

Vitronic's 3-D seam inspection system, VIROwsi, inspects welded, adhesive, and brazed joints, using objective test criteria with constant attention and documenting results. It is suitable for weld...

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Vision Engineering targets expansion into Mexico with staff appointments

December 11, 2007

With a strategic emphasis on business expansion into Mexico, Vision Engineering, New Milford, Conn., has appointed Ing. Alberto Cuenca as regional manager for Mexico and Fred Modoyan as western...

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Tube seam laser welding

Finding poor-diffusion bonds in ferrous, nonferrous tubes

December 11, 2007

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Determining whether a tube seam has a partial bond can be difficult with standard ultrasonic or eddy current techniques. However, multifrequency, probe-based eddy current equipment can detect poor-diffusion bonds in nonferrous materials. Using a penetrating field to reflect a signal off the planar structure of the weld works on ferrous materials.

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High-definition measuring system inspects short, thin tubes, wires

November 6, 2007

TubeInspect HD from AICON offers 3-D inspection of short, thin tubes and wires with diameters from 0.039 in. to 0.394 in. It checks bends, part lengths, and end-to-end distance. The measuring field...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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PCB Piezotronics announces formation of Automotive Products Div.

October 9, 2007

PCB Piezotronics (PCB®), a designer and manufacturer of force, torque, load, strain, pressure, acoustic, and vibration sensors, has announced the formation of its Automotive Products Div., a...

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Misumi USA Inc. names president, expands marketing management team

October 9, 2007

Misumi USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed Masanori Suzuki as president. Previously Suzuki served as general manager of the strategic planning dept. for Misumi Corp. in Japan, the parent company...

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