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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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Ophir-Spiricon named Utah manufacturer of the year

January 4, 2013

Ophir-Spiricon, a North Logan, Utah, manufacturer of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has been named Utah Manufacturer of the Year by the Utah Manufacturers Association. "We recognize manufacturing companies in Utah for outstanding performance in operational...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at http://amerpipe.com/pipe-dimension-calculator/#. The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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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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