Measurement

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ARTICLES

INDUSTRY HEADLINE

AMETEK to Acquire Zygo Corporation

April 14, 2014

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


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INDUSTRY HEADLINES

Trescal Pursues Acquisitions in NA

April 10, 2014

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.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Chinese Inspection Machine Maker Accused of False Advertising

April 10, 2014

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.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Tektronix Opens Calibration Facility in Utah

April 10, 2014

Tektronix announced the opening of their new service facility in Salt Lake City, UT.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Industrial Machinery Market Growth to Double in 2014

April 10, 2014

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.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Zygo Receives Order of More Than $3M

April 3, 2014

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.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

ShapeGrabber Joins QVI Family

April 3, 2014

Quality Vision International (QVI) announced that it has acquired ShapeGrabber Incorporated, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

PMEL Attacks Calibration with Military Precision

April 3, 2014

Precision is key for military applications.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization
April 1, 2014

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.


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Measurement

Trends in Multi-sensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their advantages. Multisensor systems combine the strengths of both.
April 1, 2014

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.


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EVENTS

NCSLI William A. Wildhack Award Nominations

1/23/14
2995 Wilderness Place Suite 107
Boulder, CO
United States

Each year NCSL International has the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of calibration, metrology, and leadership to NCSLI by presenting the William A. Wildhack Award.

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Michigan Metrology Seminar

4/30/14
Livonia, MI
United States

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.

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2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference

5/12/14
Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel - Montevideo Uruguay
Montevideo
Uruguay

The conference theme for 2014 is: “Instrumentation and Measurement for Sustainable Development”

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International Manufacturing Technology Show - IMTS 2014

9/8/14
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014.

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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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