Test & Inspection

NDT - 101

Flaw Detection Gets Smart with Robotic NDT

Robotic eddy current testing promises to improve flaw detection at the same time it reduces in-service failures.

The recent advent of more affordable industrial robots and controls has enabled the development of fully automated eddy current testing systems that improve flaw detection and reduce inspection costs.


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Vision & Sensors - Case Study

Integrating A 3-D Inspection System

A major manufacturer of building materials wanted to add 100% inline dimensional inspection to its manufacturing line.

LMI introduced the manufacturer to Cyth Systems, a leading integration and engineering firm headquartered in Southern California with pioneering success in designing and building automated test systems, machine vision systems, and embedded control systems.


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Test & Inspection

Time for Environmental Testing

Materials testing, including environmental testing, plays an increasingly significant role in the entire manufacturing process.

Materials are designed to withstand the environment and stress to which they will be subjected. The properties of a material or component involve not only the elemental composition but manufacturing processes such as heat treatment and machining processes.


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From the Editor

Control

The key to improving processes and getting certified.

The official definition of the word “control” is: to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; or to adjust to a requirement.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Encoder Input Improves Part Inspection

Adding an encoder to provide a distance-based input trigger can eliminate automated inspection errors.

Over the years, manufacturers of all types of products have deployed literally thousands of machine vision systems for applications such as assembly verification, gaging and motion guidance.


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Quality 101

Air Gages: Accurate, Easy and Efficient Quality Control

Air gages are an accurate, reliable and inexpensive metrology tool used in the quality control process of production.

Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.


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Quality 101

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors...And Beyond

A history of the discovery of the tools of nondestructive technology.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then nondestructive testing (NDT) would be among her favorite progeny, at least with the design engineers and manufacturing sect.


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Wenzel America Partners with Liebherr Gear Technology

Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the United States and Canada.


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AME Names New Champions Club Director

Oliver brings a lifetime of manufacturing and AME experience. 


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NDT - Computed Tomography

Industrial Computed Tomography

Learn more about this effective technique.

Industrial computed tomography has changed the way in which aluminum die-cast parts are tested and measured.


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