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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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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Spectrometer offers axial plasma and radial plasma observation

February 6, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Arcos high-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer. According to the manufacturer, it is the only spectrometer featuring the fast selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument, without any optical compromise. Designed for...

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Flash monitor updated with new software, HMI

February 5, 2015

InspecTech has introduced improvements to I.B.I.S. (InspecTech B-scan Inspection System) flash monitor for the welded tube industry. The software and firmware have been enhanced, and the HMI has been updated and improved. The test head of the flash monitor scans across the weld zone and...

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Sheaths protect thermocouples in furnace heating control systems

February 4, 2015

HotRod™ pyrometry sheaths from Morgan Molten Metal Systems protect thermocouples in furnace heating control systems. The pyrometer assemblies are made of an erosion-resistant clay-graphite mix with special plasticity properties, which then is extruded into the proper shape. The pryometer...

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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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Quality springs forward with 3-D printing

January 29, 2015


Newcomb Spring Corp. makes its quality assurance more efficient by upgrading its inspection equipment and investing in 3-D printing. The company’s move shows how advanced inspection and additive manufacturing work together.

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Proactive maintenance, predictable performance in metal fabrication

January 23, 2015


At Midland Metal Products, all machines have asset tags on them. So do calipers and tape measures—and even brooms—and it’s all tracked in a computerized maintenance management system. Tracking asset downtime has made life on the shop floor much more predictable.

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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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ShapeGrabber expands U.S. sales network

January 7, 2015

Ottawa, Ont.-based ShapeGrabber, a subsidiary of Quality Vision International (QVI) that manufactures 3-D scanners for industrial applications, has added more than 20 new channel partners across the U.S. The scanners are suitable for quick, complete measurement of complex-shaped parts. They can...

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Modular encoder enables angle measurement on large axes

January 7, 2015

RSF Elektronik has unveiled the MSR 40 modular rotary position feedback system for measuring angles on large rotary axes, available from Heidenhain Corp. Typical applications include medical technology, general automation, and auxiliary axes in machine tools and metrology. The optical kit-style...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions appoints senior sales and business development manager

January 6, 2015

Boxborough, Mass.-based TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company, has appointed Larry Volkmann as senior sales and business development manager for advanced NDT and energy services. Volkmann has more than 25 years of experience in...

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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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Sigma Labs signs technology cooperation agreement

December 11, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.-based Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies, has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Additive Industries B.V. Based in the Netherlands,...

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Laboratory Testing completes NUPIC audit

December 5, 2014

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc. has been reapproved as a supplier of calibration, NDT, and material testing services, including mechanical, chemical, and accelerated corrosion testing, for members of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) after successfully completing a member...

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