Dr. James Truchard, CEO, president and cofounder of National Instruments, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), widely considered the highest honor given in the engineering profession.
Control, the international trade fair for quality assurance, now in its 21st year, remains true to the principles of total practice orientation and marketability. It will be held May 8 to 11 in Sinsheim, Germany.
The Kodak family is deeply saddened by the loss of colleague Stephen R. Mazur, P.E., who was killed in an auto accident on Friday, January 19, while traveling on business in Pittsburgh. An integral part of the sales force at Kodak Nondestructive Testing (NDT) group, Mazur was promoted last year to area manager for the Midwest region.
In the October NDT article featuring Faro Technologies, “NDT Applications: Laser Adjusts Motion System of Ultrasonic Scanner,” the phrase, “With a travel of 40-inches in the X-axis and 18-inches in the y-axis …” should have read 40 feet and 18 feet, respectively. NDT regrets the error.
GE Inspection Technologies (Huerth, Germany) and its Krautkramer ultrasonic products are at the front of using phased array technology in high-speed operations. Copperweld Automotive Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) has installed Krautkramer phased array equipment to ultrasonically inspect tubes for any welding defects created during production.
Tin whiskers are small and hard to detect and inspect. Typically no bigger than 1 to 5 microns in diameter and as much as several millimeters in length, they are small, but powerful; capable of turning a $250 million communication satellite into an orbiting paperweight and short circuiting pacemakers, radar systems, fuses, relays, GPS receivers and even disabling a nuclear power plant.
ALMELO, THE NETHERLANDS-PANalytical, a supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), will conduct its business in Mexico directly as a PANalytical entity under the aegis of Spectris Mexico, instead of through its agent, Pona.