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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Coordinate Metrology Society launches certification program for laser tracker users

January 20, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced the availability of a level-two certification program for laser tracker users at its upcoming 2016 conference. This hands-on, device-specific performance examination is for portable laser tracking systems used for...

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Jaw force gauges measure productive and safe grip on workpieces

January 20, 2016

New jaw force gauges from Dillon Mfg. allow users to measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently to help diagnose problems before a failure occurs. The reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw, rather than a total force of two or...

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EMS Inc., Automated Precision Inc. announce reseller partnership

January 19, 2016

EMS, a provider of 3-D scanning and 3-D printing systems in Tampa, Fla., and Automated Precision Inc. (API) have announced a formal reseller partnership to distribute API’s laser tracker metrology products in the U.S. EMS will resell API’s OmniTrac2 and Radian products and will add the...

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Dimensioning system offers simplified setup

January 12, 2016

Rice Lake Weighing Systems offers iDimension™ 100 for calculating NTEP-certified dimensions of boxes, flats, polybags, and tubes. The dimensioning system’s multiple patented sensing technology and 3-D imaging work together to help optimize time and throughput, says the company. In 0.2...

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Integrated analysis program now provides fluid analysis, reporting

January 6, 2016

IronCAD has updated its MPIC (Multi-physics for IronCAD) integrated analysis program. It provides advanced finite element analysis, focusing on simplified use for fully coupled multiphysics stress, thermal, electrostatic, and fluid analysis. The new computational fluid dynamics module is based...

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LTI announces retirement of longtime mechanical testing specialist

January 4, 2016

After more than 27 years with Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., Mechanical Testing Specialist Glenn Derstine has retired. Derstine joined the company in 1988 from Rex Heat Treat, formerly known as J.W. Rex Co. He managed...

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Wide-base combination square maintains stable contact with work surface

December 23, 2015

LaGesse Products LLC has developed the LaSquare as an alternative to the traditional combination square. The design has a 2-in.-wide base to help ensure stable contact with the work surface, giving users the ability to square odd-shaped materials, mark on a second axis, and clamp to the work...

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Laboratory Testing announces continuation of Nadcap accreditation

December 21, 2015

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has been audited and approved for continued accreditation by the Performance Review Institute Aerospace Program (PRI Nadcap). The renewed accreditations demonstrate conformance for NDT services (liquid penetrant testing, magnetic particle...

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ISO certification in metal fabrication: Yes or no?

December 15, 2015 | By Dick Kallage

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it? It really depends. If key customers or prospects require it, then yes, it’s certainly worth the effort. But if a fabricator does pursue ISO certification, it shouldn’t be a one-time effort but instead a continual improvement. It isn’t just window dressing.

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Fully automated hardness tester introduced

December 10, 2015

Buehler has introduced the new Wilson VH3300 Vickers/ Knoop hardness test system, offering a variety of scales and magnifications for automated hardness testing to ASTM and ISO in test labs, material/product development, clean production environments, and quality control. According to the...

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Stanley Inspection appoints new president

December 9, 2015

Stanley Inspection, a Houston-based provider of inspection, NDT, and heat-treating services and a division of Stanley Black & Decker, has named Jeremy Guretzki as its new president. Effective immediately, he is focusing on overall strategic vision and growth for this business unit within Stanley...

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Exact Metrology named U.S. distributor for ProCon industrial X-ray machines

December 2, 2015

Exact Metrology has signed an agreement with ProCon X-Ray for exclusive rights to distribute the company’s product line throughout the U.S. Located in Germany, ProCon manufactures X-ray and CT systems for industrial nondestructing testing applications. Products vary from portable units and...

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Hexagon Metrology becomes Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

November 13, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has rebranded to become Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The name change comes after recent acquisitions, including the CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software and SPC expert Q-DAS, have expanded the business from its original position as a provider of measurement equipment....

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EMAT instrument upgraded with hardware, software

November 3, 2015

Innerspec offers a hardware and software upgrade for its PowerBox H high-power, portable electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) instrument to improve its medium-range UT (MRUT) application. The MRUT technique uses guided waves with a typical inspection range between 4 and 200 in. to detect...

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Spectro opens application and demonstration lab in California

October 29, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has opened an application and demonstration laboratory in Irvine, Calif. It features the company’s instrumentation and technology for elemental analysis, including inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), X-ray fluorescence (XRF)...

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