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Cognex Announces UID Compliant Verifier

NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp. has introduced the Cognex Direct Part Mark (DPM) Verifier that enables DoD suppliers to meet new government requirements for unique identification (UID) of parts. The DPM Verifier is a complete system that ensures 2-D Machine Readable Information (MRI) complies with MIL STD 130 L Change 1 criteria for mark quality, and that the data is correctly encoded in the mark.
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NDT Applications: Eddy Current Testing Improves Thread Inspection with Automation

A custom eddy current testing (ECT) inspection system engineered by Zetec (Snoqualmie, WA) for automotive hub and spindle manufacturer Delphi Chassis (Troy, MI) has provided a fast and 100% reliable test method for thread inspection so cost-effective that it paid for itself in less than a year.
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Aspectrics Receives its Fifth U.S. Patent

PLEASANTON, CA-Aspectrics Inc., a supplier of encoded photometric infrared spectroscopy (EP-IR) analyzers, has received its fifth U.S. patent for its encoded photometric infrared spectroscopy disk technology and associated optics.
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ASAME Technology Obtains Exclusive Distribution License

CEDAR PARK, TX-ASAME Technology LLC holds an exclusive license to market, distribute and support the patented Automated Surface Strain Analysis and Measurement Environment (ASAME). ASAME Technology sells and supports the ASAME Target Model and the Grid Pattern Analyzer (GPA). Currently there are more than 100 ASAME and GPA users around the world.
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National Instruments Acquires Iotech

AUSTIN, TX-National Instruments has acquired the operating assets of IOtech Inc. (Cleveland, OH), a provider of PC-based data acquisition and instrumentation products. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Magnetic Particle Inspection Gets Revitalized

The difficulty with processing ring-shaped parts for aerospace applications is a risk of deformation, or burning or arcing of the part when clamped between contact plates. Correct part processing requires the part to be clamped twice, thus doubling the risk. The part must be turned 90 degrees between the two shots in order to inspect the area that comes in contact with the clamps because an indication may not develop in this area.
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Metals Testing Co. Approved for Ultrasonic Testing of Rolls-Royce Parts

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT-Metals Testing Co. (MTC) is now approved to provide Ultrasonic Testing (UT) for Rolls-Royce related parts. The approval specifically applies to UT inspection in accordance with RPS 705. The first applications of the Rolls-Royce approval have been to perform turntable-related immersion testing of gas turbine engine disk forgings in their sonic shapes.
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Understanding Ultrasonics for Aerospace

Ultrasonic testing uses beams of high-frequency sound waves to detect flaws, measure thickness and evaluate material properties. When used to inspect aerospace structures, ultrasonic testing plays an important role in safety, quality assurance and cost. Its flaw-resolving capabilities can be the difference between life and death.
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Willick Engineering to Represent Kodak Industrex Digital Systems

ROCHESTER, NY-Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY) has named Willick Engineering (Santa Fe Springs, CA) an authorized dealer for Kodak Industrex Digital Systems for industrial radiography in the U.S..
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Software Improves Delta's Repair Procedures

With a fleet of more than 500 aircraft that need to be kept airworthy, Delta Air Lines’ technical operations center is a key part of the airline’s activities, providing a comprehensive maintenance service to Delta, as well as to other airlines. To ensure spare parts are available when needed, it uses ICEM Surf software from ICEM (Southampton, United Kingdom) in the reverse engineering of parts for in-house manufacture.
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