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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Baosteel orders Shapeline flatness system

June 10, 2013

Baosteel has placed an order for a flatness measurement system from Shapeline, Linköping, Sweden, to be installed at the high-strength steel plate mill at Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Shanghai. The laser-based flatness system is designed to measure up to 6.56-ft.-wide plates online with high...

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Coord3 marks 40 years in business

June 3, 2013

Torino, Italy-based Coord3, with a U.S. location in Wixom, Mich., recently celebrated 40 years in business with a two-day program of activities for employees, customers, and sales and manufacturers representatives. Founded in 1973 by the Berri family, the company originally designed and built a...

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Hexagon Metrology launches online technical support center

May 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., has established the Hexagon Metrology Support Center, an online portal at http://support.hexagonmetrology.us that serves as a centralized resource for support of the company’s products. Customers have 24/7 access to FAQs and receive lifetime diagnostic...

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Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection - TheFabricator.com

Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection

May 23, 2013

The Fin MILLHOG® tube fin removal tool from Esco Tool is designed to peel back 4 in. of fin in less than 2 min. to permit rapid inspection and X-ray of the weld for quality control. Suitable for tube repair and replacement, this portable tool mounts rigidly in the tube ID, has no reaction...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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System locks metrology instruments into place - TheFabricator.com

System locks metrology instruments into place

April 30, 2013

Brunson Instrument Co. has announced the availability of the EasyConnect™ instrument mounting system. Using the system, a metrology technician can instantly connect and disconnect a laser tracker, theodolite, articulating arm, or optical instrument to and from a standard 3.5-in.-8 external...

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Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation - TheFabricator.com

Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation

April 22, 2013

AiMESS has developed R3Dscan, a fringe projection 3-D digitizing system that scans and measures reflective and transparent objects without the need for surface preparation. The system does not analyze an object's reflection but instead uses an infrared detector to trace the energy that is...

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Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

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Element Materials Technology acquires Sherry Laboratories

April 9, 2013

Element Materials Technology, Amsterdam, has announced the acquisition of Sherry Laboratories, an independent materials testing business in Daleville, Ind. The acquisition adds nearly 300 specialized staff members and 10 facilities to the company's existing network of 30 laboratories. The...

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Clark Fixture Technologies expands capabilities

April 8, 2013

Clark Fixture Technologies, a manufacturer of quality verification check fixtures for the global market, has installed two new large-format CNC routers to expand capabilities at its Bowling Green, Ohio, facility. The company also is installing a large-format router and a machining center at its...

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Optical measuring system handles large objects

April 4, 2013

Aicon 3D Systems offers the MoveInspect HR optical measuring system with the hand-held MI.Probe. The system measures large robot-picked objects quickly and reliably, the company reports. The system is suitable for mobile or fixed applications. In mobile applications, the large objects are measured...

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Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM - TheFabricator.com

Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM

April 1, 2013

The PurgEye® 300 Nano Weld Purge Monitor™ from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has been updated to read down to 1 PPM using a new-style zirconia sensor. It is suitable for weld purging of stainless, duplex, and superduplex steels, as well as titanium, zirconium, and nickel alloys. In...

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Ophir-Spiricon achieves accreditation for calibration of laser measurement instruments

March 28, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment in North Logan, Utah, and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon is now ACLASS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard that recognizes the technical competence of laboratories to carry out...

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Hexagon Metrology annual conference scheduled for June

March 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., will hold its annual HxGN LIVE conference June 3-6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Titled "Great Stories Start Here," the conference is designed for PC-DMIS software users, presenting new trends in design, measurement, and visualization...

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Laboratory Testing launches new website

March 26, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has launched a new company website at www.labtesting.com. The updated website includes a tabbed section highlighting the capabilities and services of LTI Metrology, the company’s calibration and dimensional inspection division. A quick service form...

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