Computed radiography, a form of X-ray imaging, has been embraced widely by many major manufacturing companies. Its application is now core for testing within a range of sectors including aerospace, oil and gas, industrial gas turbines, medical implants and prosthetics.
Fracture mechanics testing including fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth testing is important to the safe design and operation of structures. In this paradigm, the fracture toughness of a material describes the ability of the material to withstand a static load before failure.
IXYS UK Westcode, part of the global power semiconductor manufacturer, IXYS Corporation, is investing in its Chippenham, UK, factory to manufacture a new range of power semiconductor devices, which will be marketed alongside the company’s long-established Press-Pack Capsules (three-terminal power semiconductor devices).
The manufacturing industry continues to push the conventional boundaries of creating larger and more complex parts. The potential for costly errors also increases exponentially when producing large-scale, intricate components and assemblies.
The United States ranks as one of the top manufacturing locations in the world. According to Brookings Institution’s Global Manufacturing Scorecard released in July, the United Kingdom and Switzerland were the top ranked nations in overall manufacturing environment (both with 78 points out of 100). However, the United States was just behind with 77 points.
Amongst the pile of tools in my garage is a nice six-inch caliper, which I use for the occasional minor project around the house. And even though I work in one of the finest dimensional calibration laboratories in the country, where we calibrate thousands of calipers every year, my own personal caliper has not been calibrated in over 20 years.
Digital microscopy has created a lot of buzz in the field of microscopy and there are some facts that are useful to know. We have been often asked about digital microscopes by users familiar with the traditional stereo and compound microscopes. Here are comprehensive answers to the most frequent and important questions.
Seems like everyone who fancies themselves an artist or performer uses—or overuses—the term “pushing the envelope” when describing their craft. However, if we journey back to the origins of the term we can regain the value of its meaning.
Without a doubt, quality professionals are expected to be well versed in technical skills. Proficiency with the various quality tools and techniques is paramount for the quality professional to lead their organization to performance excellence. In the current environment, that’s just not enough to be truly successful.
I took a cursory look at this subject in a recent column but with the increasing number of companies expecting their calibration sources to make such decisions on their behalf, I thought a little more detail was in order.
JAI has introduced a new 3-CMOS prism color line scan camera in its Sweep+ Series camera family. The new SW-4000T-MCL features three custom CMOS line sensors with 4K (4096 pixels) resolution, mounted on a high-grade optical prism assembly that precisely splits the incoming light into red, green, and blue wavebands.
The camera manufacturer Allied Vision expands its portfolio with an all-new camera family with CoaXPress interface for high-speed and high-bandwidth applications. At market introduction, the Bonito PRO family consist of two models: the 12.6 Megapixel camera Bonito PRO X-1250 and the 26.2 Megapixel Bonito PRO X-2620.
The RazerCam LS is a smart line scan camera, which is freely programmable under Linux OS. High data rates are supported by the powerful FPGA and the camera is optimized for high computing power and fast frame rates.
Hyperspectral imaging allows us to look deep under the surface of objects. Machine vision, in particular, uses this innovative camera technology and thus paves the way for entirely new possibilities in quality management. This benefits a wide range of industries, such as food and beverages, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.
Simplicity and value. A MICRONITE guide to zero-defect quality covers the vital points of machining control. Two MICRONITE screens provide the unprecedented level of process recognition, visualization, and decision making.
Gleason will demonstrate smart innovations in advanced gear manufacturing at Booth N-237000, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears.
Fixture Kits with 6mm threads are a great way to keep your fixtures metric. With our M6 line you gain a new variety of fixturing options. Bridging the gap from our 4mm and 8mm component lines the R6-CK-B will keep you ready to fixture most anything.
In booth 135608 at IMTS, Mahr Inc. will introduce the MarSurf contour drive (CD) series, the first in new a line of surface finish and contour measurement systems, bringing new levels of speed, flexibility and precision to improve the quality of workpieces with faster throughput, higher accuracy and flexibility.
Visit AFFRI Booth 135409 to see a demonstration of our MKII Portable Hardness Tester! Digital portable hardness tester for Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers methods in laboratory or on location with HR direct digital read-out and conversion to other scales through included tables. ASTM E110 and ISO 50157 compliant.
Renishaw will introduce a new version of Inspection Plus, with updated SupaTouch technology, at IMTS 2018. Usability enhancements added to the optimization routine give users full control of probing cycle feed rates.
With the release of version 3.2 of Volume Graphics’ software suite for the analysis and visualization of industrial CT data, users benefit from an array of new features such as options for tool and geometry corrections, a quicker analysis of repetitive structures, and a more meaningful assessment of mechanical effects of porosity.
QVI® TurnCheck™ automatic optical measurement systems use advanced optics to measure shafts and cylinders in seconds. Rugged, easy-to-use TurnCheck offers instant measurement of diameters, lengths, angles, radii, cylindricity, runout and more.
Heimatec, a world leader in live tools and angle heads, is excited to announce the availability of their Citizen tool program at IMTS 2018. This line includes both live and static tools for most Citizen lathes.
The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, will be demonstrating at IMTS a wide range of its latest solutions from Automated Vision Technology.