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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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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Aicon becomes partner of Tube Innovation Days

October 22, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, a manufacturer of optical tube measurement systems, has announced it has joined Tube Innovation Days, a network of 11 Germany-based partner companies in the tube manufacturing and processing industries. The partnering companies—Dreistern, TRUMPF,...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps meet NDT inspection requirements

October 14, 2015

Spectronics Corp. offers Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365-nm) lamps for NDT inspection. Each lamp features three UV-A LEDs for inspection and a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs from...

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IMS Systems names sales engineer

October 12, 2015

IMS Systems Inc., a Mars, Pa.-based manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot mills, cold mills, and service centers, has hired Steve Devorich as a sales engineer. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the cold sheet production sector throughout...

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Automated, robotic, 3-D scanning introduced

October 8, 2015

Perceptron Inc. has launched the patent-pending AutoScan® Collaborative RoboGauge, a fully automated, robotic, 3-D scanner for dimensional measurement and gauging applications on the manufacturing floor. The unit combines traditional industrial FANUC® robot technology and Perceptron’s...

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CMM software inspects 3-D CAD models, physical parts

October 6, 2015

Nikon Metrology has introduced CMM-Manager 3.5 software for its iNexiv vision measuring equipment. It works with vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a 3-D, multisensor system for both physical products and 3-D CAD models. The software can...

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XRF analyzer designed to simplify metal chemistry analysis

October 5, 2015

Thermo Scientific offers the Niton XL5 analyzer, designed for assessing the chemical composition of metals. According to the company, it is the smallest, lightest-weight XRF alloy analyzer on the market. Weighing 2.8 lbs., the analyzer enables operators to access difficult-to-reach areas and...

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