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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ROMER CimCore obtains patent infringement judgment

September 13, 2005

ROMER® CimCore®, a Hexagon Metrology™ company, obtained summary judgment of patent infringement against FARO Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, Fla.In its decision dated July 11, 2005, the...

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Fiberscopes identify flaws as small as 0.001 in

July 12, 2005

Suitable for inspecting engines, equipment, tubing, pipes, castings, and other hard-to-access cavities, Lenox Instrument’s high-resolution fiberscope (flexible borescope) identifies flaws as...

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Random radiography

July 12, 2005

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Fabricators and contractors always should check to be sure that the extent of nondestructive examination and the acceptance criteria required are understood clearly by all parties and documented in writing.

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Multiaxis gauging amplifiers accept eight probe/gauging inputs

June 14, 2005

The L.S. Starrett Co.'s 776 Gage-Chek multiaxis gauging amplifiers accept up to eight probe/gauging inputs and provide numerous math calculations and readout versatility.The amplifiers feature an...

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Fatigue Failures

June 14, 2005

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Fatigue causes the majority of mechanical element failures in structures and machinery. It is important to understand the causes of the failure and how to prevent or repair it.

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Vision sensor delivers 1.3 megapixel resolution

May 10, 2005

The PresencePLUS® P4 GEO 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp. uses a 1.3-megapixel imager to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet,...

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Flaw detector has thin profile

May 10, 2005

Panametrics-NDT™'s hand held Epoch LT digital ultrasonic flaw detector is 1.5 in. (38 mm) thick and weighs 2.35 lbs. (1 kg). Applications include weld inspection, bond detection, thickness...

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Portable arm CMM added to product line

May 10, 2005

Sheffield Measurement has added a portable arm CMM, the Sigma Arm, to its North American product line.The carbon fiber and aluminum, six-axis arm is designed for optimal stiffness with minimal weight....

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CWI QuikCheck now available from AWS

May 10, 2005

The American Welding Society, Miami, has made available CWI QuikCheck, a program for employers to verify Certified Welding Inspectors, on its Web site. The site, www.aws.org/certification directs...

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Tube-based, hand-held analyzers introduced

April 12, 2005

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced its Alpha series hand-held, tube-based XRF analyzers that provide elemental analysis from phosphorus to uranium.The design comprises an X-ray tube in a compact,...

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Flaw detector's software simplifies defect sizing

April 12, 2005

GE Inspection Technologies' ultrasonic USM 35 flaw detector uses operating software designed to streamline defect sizing in line with API 5UI recommendations for oilfield tubulars.Using the detector,...

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FARO announces CEO transition plan

April 12, 2005

Beginning March 2006, the company's CEO duties will be shared by Raab and Jay Freeland, president and COO, allowing Raab to focus on research and development and strategic initiatives.The company also...

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Engineering Quality Solutions Web site adds FLCo calculator

March 8, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.'s Web site now includes an online FLCo calculator.FLCo values are needed to generate Forming Limit Diagrams (FLDs), which are used in circle grid strain analysis,...

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Fixtures bend test wrought and cast steel, other ferrous materials

February 8, 2005

Instron® offers a variety of fixtures for bend testing wrought and cast steel and other ferrous materials. These fixtures include cold bend and guided weld bend models.Two different lines of cold...

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Laboratory Testing adds stress rupture, creep testing services

February 8, 2005

Laboratory Testing Inc. has added stress rupture and creep testing to the services it performs.The company recently purchased four fully automated stress rupture/creep machines that test at...

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