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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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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Laser scanning unit 15 times faster than previous model

May 12, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the latest generation of the Leica T-Scan. At more than 15 times faster compared to the previous model, the unit has almost double the standoff distance, which results in more efficient data capture, especially in difficult-to-reach areas, states the company....

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Portable eddy current flaw detector available in four models

May 12, 2014

Olympus has introduced the Nortec 600 series eddy current flaw detector. The compact, 3.7-lb. unit features a 5.7-in. VGA display and true full-screen mode. It can produce user-selectable, high-contrast eddy current signals in any lighting condition. Available in four models, the flaw detector...

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Optical tracking system introduced for vehicle design

May 7, 2014

Aicon’s new 3D Arena optical tracking system enables vehicle designers to determine the absolute position of machines in working space. The designers can thus work flexibly with mobile machines that can be moved around in the work area. They can view and process the model from different angles...

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How big fabricators are getting bigger

May 6, 2014

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North Georgia fabricator Impulse Manufacturing just acquired two machining companies, effectively doubling its size and greatly expanding its manufacturing capabilities. The growth shows what continuous improvement makes possible.

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UV inspection light designed for use on welded products

May 6, 2014

Maxxeon Inc. has introduced the WorkStar 2003 cordless UV inspection light for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant NDT testing. The tool has been designed for use by manufacturing, maintenance, and quality control technicians in the welding, casting, machining, oil field, and chemical...

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Ultrasonic thickness gauge takes measurements from one side of pipe

May 6, 2014

Olympus has announced the release of the 27MG ultrasonic thickness gauge, designed to take measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes and structures. The 12-oz., battery-operated unit is designed for one-handed operation. Standard features include automatic probe...

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PC-based metrology software retrofits to CMMs, video measuring microscopes

May 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers a version 3.0.3 of its PC-based IK 5000 Quadra-Chek metrology software for new and used quality control inspection equipment. The software, which operates on 32- or 64-bit PCs using the Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 8 operating system, can retrofit to such inspection equipment...

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Machine tool alignment, calibration, certification offered

May 1, 2014

Konecranes Machine Tool Service offers machine calibration services to manufacturers for maintenance and certification purposes. It provides precision leveling, optimization of machine tool geometric orientation, inspection of dynamic/interpolation performance, and verification of linear...

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CMM has accuracy as low as 0.7µm

April 29, 2014

Mitutoyo America Corp. offers the new Strato-Apex574 CMM. The compact, bridge-type design features accuracy as low as 0.7µm. It utilizes a 0.05-µm resolution scale and temperature range of 64.4 to 71.6 degrees F. The unit is suitable for high-precision, small parts for industries such as...

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Rigid chain product extends telescopically to 60 ft. for pipe ID inspection

April 28, 2014

Serapid Inc. has developed a new version of its telescopic rigid chain product for use in pipe inspection and processing applications. Its ability to extend telescopically allows it to extend 60 ft. or more through the inside of pipes at speeds of 100 FPM or more. The rigid chain has an open...

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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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Portable metrology arm features new wrist design

April 23, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the next generation of Romer Absolute Arm, a multiuse, portable metrology tool for inspections in the tube and pipe bending industry. It features a redesigned tube inspection configuration, a new wrist design, and increased stability. The CMM can be used to...

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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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Inspection system displays part dimensions instantly

April 21, 2014

George Products Co. offers the Oasis inspection system for inspecting all external part dimensions. The dimensions are displayed instantly and simultaneously to an accuracy of ± 0.0001 in. Precision optics enable the system to measure small components. With the premium software add-on...

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