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AMETEK, Inc. and Zygo Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AMETEK will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Zygo at a purchase price of $19.25 per share in cash
Trescal announced that it has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, two companies that provide calibration and repair services for a wide variety of measurement and test equipment.
According to information released by Navitar, Inc., Chinese metrology machine maker, Dongguan Jiateng Instrument Co., Ltd. of China, and it’s owner Peng Xiong liang, were fined 20,000 RMB by the local Dongguan China Bureau of Administration for Industry & Commerce (AIC) for falsely advertising on its website, advertisements, and brochures that Jaten metrology inspection machines included Navitar trademarked video microscope lenses as components, when in fact, they did not.
Tektronix announced the opening of their new service facility in Salt Lake City, UT.
High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors ranging from auto making to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years.
Zygo Corporation announced that its Semiconductor Advanced Packaging Systems group has been awarded an order valued in excess of $3 million from a major Asian IC substrate manufacturer to deliver multiple state-of-the-art High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) 3D/2D metrology systems for production process monitoring and product yield enhancement.
Quality Vision International (QVI) announced that it has acquired ShapeGrabber Incorporated, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications.
Precision is key for military applications.
Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.
This well-known adage doesn’t just apply to the design of systems; it also applies to the systems themselves. In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate.
On April 30 and May 1, 2014, Don Cohen, PhD, an expert in surface roughness and its effects, will lead a two-day short course on surface finish, friction, wear and texture in Livonia, Michigan. Cohen is the founder of Michigan Metrology.Read More
The conference theme for 2014 is: “Instrumentation and Measurement for Sustainable Development”Read More
Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014.Read More