Testing and Measuring News

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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Xiris appoints MAC as main global distributor for tube inspection systems

October 15, 2012

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ont., has named Magnetic Analysis Corp. (MAC) as its exclusive distributor of products for the tube and pipe industry throughout most of the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Xiris Automation develops optical metrology equipment that detects, recognizes, and...

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MAC adds laser inspection equipment

September 20, 2012

MAC has installed a Xiris WI2000p laser inspection system for detecting undercut, sunk welds, pinholes, weld height, and weld register in tube and pipe. A high-speed video camera detects defects to 0.00059 in. on a typical laser welding tube mill. Direct integration with the tube mill's marking...

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Aicon acquires Breuckmann GmbH

September 5, 2012

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, has acquired more than 80 percent of Breuckmann GmbH, Meersburg, Germany, from Austria-based voestalpine Group. Dr. Bernd Breuckmann, founder and former owner-manager, holds 20 percent shares in the company. The brand Breuckmann GmbH remains unchanged....

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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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Hexagon Metrology names JLM Industrial Supply as distributor

July 30, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has announced a new distribution partnership with JLM Industrial Supply Inc., Sparks, Nev. The agreement makes JLM an authorized distributor of Hexagon's dimensional measurement products, including programmable CMMs, laser trackers, portable...

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X-R-I Testing opens testing facility in South Carolina

May 23, 2012

X-R-I Testing, Troy, Mich., a provider of NDT services to the aerospace, automotive, and power-generation industries, has opened a new testing facility in Duncan, S.C. The new facility currently is NADCAP-accredited to perform both radiographic and liquid penetrant testing. NADCAP accreditation...

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Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China - TheFabricator.com

Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China

March 21, 2012

Aicon has opened a new showroom for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system in Shanghai. Offices and conference rooms are available for presentations, seminars, and training courses. A full-size TubeInspect is installed and ready for use. The system measures tube with multiple...

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Element Materials Technology acquires Detroit Testing Laboratory

December 20, 2011

Element Materials Technology, St. Paul, Minn., has acquired Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL), a product qualification testing provider in Warren, Mich. Element is a global network of laboratories specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing, and failure analysis for the...

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Fischer Technology opens sales, service office in San Mateo

December 14, 2011

Fischer Technology Inc., Windsor, Conn., has opened an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, Calif. The office supports the company's line of coating thickness, material testing, material analysis, and microhardness instrumentation. The new location provides services including on-site...

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Perceptron marks 30 years in business

November 10, 2011

In October Perceptron® Inc., Plymouth, Mich., celebrated 30 years of providing noncontact measurement and inspection systems to the automotive industry. Founded in 1981, the company now has operations in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China, and India. Its Commercial...

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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports - TheFabricator.com

Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports

October 7, 2011

In a multiyear partnership agreement, Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has been named the official provider of dimensional metrology products and services to Hendrick Motorsports, winner of 10 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series championships in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports is a...

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Caldera passes away at 61 - TheFabricator.com

Caldera passes away at 61

May 9, 2011

Alessandro Caldera, founding developer of WinCan™ pipe inspection and asset management software, has died at the age of 61. Caldera brought software technology to the discipline of underground infrastructure and continually incorporated innovations such as GIS mapping, side-scan imaging,...

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Ophir gets new name, expands facilities

April 25, 2011

Ophir Photonics, formerly known as Ophir Laser Measurement Group, has announced the expansion of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility in Logan, Utah. The plant, now 30 percent larger, features beam profiling design, manufacturing, testing, service, and a power and energy service and...

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