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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Laboratory Testing X-ray inspection coordinator earns AWS CWI designation

June 15, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Kevin Hockings, X-ray inspection coordinator, has been certified by the AWS as a certified welding inspector (CWI). The certification enables him to perform weld inspections and related activities as described by AWS D1.1, which applies...

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Ametek to acquire Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division

June 9, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. SISD, Hayward, Calif., develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and...

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Breuckmann becomes Aicon 3D Systems

June 4, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH through merger. The site of the former Breuckmann GmbH in Meersburg, Germany, continues as the Scanner Innovation Center of Aicon 3D Systems GmbH. Through the acquisition of the scanner manufacturer, Aicon 3D Systems has...

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Mitutoyo America opens M3 Solution Center in Massachusetts

May 7, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has opened a new M3 Solution Center in Marlborough, Mass. At the 7,600-sq.-ft. facility, visitors can schedule appointments for product demonstrations, gain assistance with application challenges and metrology systems, and attend product and educational...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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Mettler Toledo wins Weighing Review award

April 14, 2015

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision weighing instruments and services based in Greifensee, Switzerland, has been named “Best Weighing Company” and “Best Laboratory Scale/Balance” in the second annual Weighing Review Reader’s Choice Awards. The online poll included a field of 32...

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Criterion NDT names Dempsco as Midwest representative

March 24, 2015

Criterion NDT Inc., Auburn, Wash., a provider of eddy current application systems for NDT, has signed Dempsco Inc. as an authorized representative serving Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania. The Dayton, Ohio-based firm provides automation components and machinery used in...

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Mahr Federal’s Alex Tabenkin receives ASME 2014 Dedicated Service Award

March 20, 2015

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal's Alexander N. Tabenkin has received the ASME 2014 Dedicated Service Award for Standardization and Testing. He was recognized for his outstanding service to the society, based on his contributions and dedication spanning more than 23 years in the field of surface...

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Perceptron acquires Coord3 Industries s.r.l

March 11, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has completed the acquisition of the CMM business of Coord3® Industries s.r.l. Coord3 is one of only two companies in the world that design and manufacture large gantry-style CMMs used to measure very large equipment such as aircraft wings, complete car bodies,...

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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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Element Materials Technology opens facility in Netherlands

February 17, 2015

Element Materials Technology has opened a new materials testing and failure analysis facility in Hengelo, Netherlands, continuing the company’s strategic long-term investment in the oil and gas testing sector. The facility strengthens the company’s materials testing and product qualification...

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Mistras-Metco opens NDE lab in Houston

February 10, 2015

Mistras Group Inc.’s Metco, a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) services provider, recently announced the opening of its largest purpose-built NDE laboratory in Houston. The facility, one of two company locations in the Houston area, houses 13 industrial radiography scanning bullpens, the most of...

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Perceptron to acquire two European metrology companies

February 3, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a provider of noncontact 3-D machine vision systems for industrial measurement, inspection, and robot guidance applications, has reached an agreement to acquire Coord3 Industries SRL, a midmarket designer and builder of CMMs based in Turin, Italy. In addition, the...

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Sigma Labs granted contract for America Makes program

January 20, 2015

Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing in Santa Fe, N.M., has been granted its first contract, worth about $500,000, from GE Aviation as a member of the winning team of companies and universities awarded an...

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Mettler Toledo launches ecofriendly approach to measurement equipment

January 13, 2015

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has introduced the GreenMT program, which measures energy and resource usage to determine a company’s global carbon footprint. The program has spawned an EcoDesign initiative that targets the full product life cycle. Specific goals are to lower energy, reduce...

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