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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Portable 3-D measuring system takes quick, on-site measurements

June 3, 2014

Nikon Metrology has released the P3D NC-2323S portable 3-D measuring system. The compact unit can be operated with the push of a button, with no computer required. It does not require professional expertise or technical knowledge to operate. The system is suitable for quick, on-site...

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Laboratory Testing hires metallurgical engineer

June 2, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has hired Greg Fackler as metallurgical engineer. He works in the metallography lab, responsible for performing such services as microstructure examinations, macrostructure examinations, and microhardness testing in accordance with AMS, ASTM, ASME, and...

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Digital optical comparator provides 5-axis inspection, measurement

May 28, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of machine tools, automation, and machine tool accessories, has introduced the new VisionGauge® digital optical comparator 700 series developed by VISIONx Inc. It features 5-axis inspection, allowing users to view parts from all sides and angles. The five...

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Solar Atmospheres receives FLP inspection certification

May 27, 2014

Nadcap-certified vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA), based in Hermitage, Pa., has received notification from Nadcap of the renewal of the nondestructive testing certification. SAWPA has been continuously Nadcap NDT-certified since 2009....

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Hand-held monitor reads to 10 PPM for welding purging

May 15, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques offers the PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® for the process industries. The hand-held, battery-powered monitor reads to 10 PPM. It contains an internal electromechanical pump for drawing samples of gas automatically over the sensor before discharging it to...

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Video measuring microscope features automatic edge detection, multitouch functions

May 14, 2014

Mahr Federal has introduced a video measuring microscope with image processing capability. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and...

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Weld seam monitor gives real-time feedback

May 13, 2014

The VeriWeld-SE™ weld seam monitor from Taylor-Winfield Technologies is designed to provide continuous, real-time feedback of welding machine performance and operation validation for new and existing coil joiners. The monitor identifies potential problems before the weld is released into the...

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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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