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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Device measures ferrite content in duplex steel weld seams - TheFabricator.com

Device measures ferrite content in duplex steel weld seams

September 6, 2013

Fischer has developed the hand-held FERITSCOPE® FMP30 instrument, which measures the ferrite content of duplex steel weld seams using the magnetic induction method and displays it either as percent ferrite content or as a WRC (Welding Research Council) ferrite number. With duplex steel, the...

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Monitoring surface temperatures with phase-change materials - TheFabricator.com

Monitoring surface temperatures with phase-change materials

September 5, 2013

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In a modern-day manufacturing environment where the goal is to keep processes uncomplicated and repeatable, temperature-indicating products used in the welding process make a lot of sense.

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Laboratory Testing employee named MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in ultrasonic testing - TheFabricator.com

Laboratory Testing employee named MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in ultrasonic testing

August 22, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Phil Trach, its NDT technical coordinator, has been approved as an NDT MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in contact ultrasonic testing (UT). He also holds MIL-STD-2132 Examiner certification in...

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Redesigned optical measuring system doubles accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Redesigned optical measuring system doubles accuracy

August 14, 2013

Mahr Federal has introduced the new MarShaft™ Scope Plus, a fully automatic optical measuring system for dimensional testing of turned parts. It offers micron-level measurements and includes a new MarWin®-based controller and system architecture. The system also incorporates new...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps suitable for NDT inspection - TheFabricator.com

Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps suitable for NDT inspection

August 13, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series of multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365 nm) lamps for a variety of NDT applications. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs, plus a white light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a...

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Weld inspection carts tailored to hold any workpiece shape - TheFabricator.com

Weld inspection carts tailored to hold any workpiece shape

August 8, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced a new custom-designed weld inspection cart that allows access to all body panel welds for integrity testing. The portable, wheeled carts can be tailored to hold any workpiece shape. Components such as fenders, hoods, and doors are mounted to the...

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3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs - TheFabricator.com

3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs

August 5, 2013

Verisurf has released the seventh generation of its Verisurf X software. With model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, the computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software now supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including...

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3-D inspection profiling for parts measurement - TheFabricator.com

3-D inspection profiling for parts measurement

July 31, 2013

Heidenhain's IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC software system offers a new 3-D profiling capability for inspection measurement, allowing operators to measure and determine part profiles within desired tolerance zones. This optional 3-D feature compares the actual measured part to a 3-D model within the PC...

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Testing offered on new tube forming applications

July 30, 2013

The prototyping department of transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH now offers testing of components and tools for forming pipe diameters up to 1.77 in. Testing is carried out on two CNC axial rotary forming machines that deliver up to 27.5 tons of forming force. The department can test new forming...

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Bridge CMM designed for job shops - TheFabricator.com

Bridge CMM designed for job shops

July 29, 2013

Coord3 Metrology has introduced the bridge-type Ares XL CMM, designed to meet the needs of typical job shops. It features an accommodating measuring envelope, high accuracy, and automated Renishaw touch or scanning probe heads. The CMM features an ultrarigid alloy platform with a silicon...

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Fatigue crack growth testing offered

July 24, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. offers fatigue crack growth testing, also called da/dN testing, according to the ASTM E647 standard. Constant load; increasing, decreasing, and constant delta K; and constant Kmax control methods are offered. The test can be performed at temperatures from -250 to 400 degrees...

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User interface simplifies 3-D laser tracker adjustment - TheFabricator.com

User interface simplifies 3-D laser tracker adjustment

July 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has released the Leica Absolute Tracker AT402 laser tracker. The portable 3-D tracker can be used for fully guided 3-D measurement processes, as well as traditional inspection tasks. It is suitable for large-volume, precision-measurement applications performed by such industries...

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Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center - TheFabricator.com

Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center

July 22, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has announced the opening of its Tool Engineering Center (TEC) and plant expansion in New Berlin, Wis. The 55,000-sq.-ft. expansion has more than doubled the size of the facility, which manufactures solid carbide drills, replaceable carbide...

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Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection - TheFabricator.com

Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection

July 22, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/white light LED inspection kit for magnetic particle inspection. It enables NDT inspectors to detect fluorescent flaws in ferrous materials. This portable kit features a compact, battery-operated inspection lamp. It has two...

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ASME certification

Building your first ASME code vessel, start to finish

July 16, 2013

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Taking your shop to the next level might involve ASME certification. Just what does this entail? It begins with an agency.

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