Test & Inspection

DNV KEMA Sells Nondestructive Testing Services Unit to 3angles Inc.

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3angles is led by Joop Kraijesteijn, who spent the past 12 years with DNV KEMA.


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DMSC Submits QIF v1.0 for ANSI Standardization

A new interoperability standard for Manufacturing Quality Measurement Information
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The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has formally approved four technical specifications that will standardize three critical digital information exchange interfaces for model-based manufacturing quality measurement. These technical specifications have been submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for standardization and will be known collectively as the Quality Information Framework (QIF) v1.0 .
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NDT - Market Analysis

Laser NDT

Lasing Toward a Mainstream Nondestructive Testing Technique
By Nikhil Jain
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Nondestructive Testing (NDT) based on laser technology has witnessed incremental acceptance in the NDT industry since the early 1990’s with shearography and holography interferometry as the most widely recognized techniques based on this technology.


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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Wire Crimp Pull Testing

Achieve consistent product performance with wire crimp pull testing
By Mark Fridman
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Wire harness assemblies are used in numerous applications, from dishwashers to fighter jets.


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NDT - Hardness Testing

Portable Hardness Testing Methods

Consider these devices for use in the field.
By David Ward
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One of the most common requests we receive at our office is from confused customers in need of a portable hardness tester for use in the field.


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NDT - Remote Visual Inspection

Remote Visual Inspection Explained

Learn more about the three major categories of remote visual inspection equipment.
By Charles Janecka and Frank Lafleur
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Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) is a term that characterizes inspection in areas that would otherwise be visually inaccessible.


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NDT - Weld Process Monitoring

Weld Process Monitoring

If it were not for the wide need for welding, the demand for nondestructive evaluation would be greatly reduced.
By Pierre Huot
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Versatility, portability, flexibility and low cost are key reasons why the arc welding process is widely used.


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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
By Steve Zhu
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In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Begins on July 22, 2013 in San Diego, CA

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Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2013 with Networking Events and Banquet, Career Fair, USS Midway Museum Tour, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk.


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Laboratory Testing Now Offers Fatigue Testing

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 Laboratory Testing Inc. provides fatigue crack growth testing through its Mechanical Testing Department, which also performs fracture toughness, hardness, impact, stress rupture and tensile testing.  


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
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