Element Opens New Oil & Gas Laboratory in Singapore
Posted: 2018-7-29Element Materials Technology (Element) has opened a new laboratory in Singapore, servicing customers in the Oil & Gas sector.
Located in Tuas, Element Singapore is an ISO 17025 accredited materials testing laboratory which offers specialized metallurgical and fracture toughness testing. It will provide services to all the major Oil & Gas EPC contractors and fabricators around the Asia Pacific region.
The laboratory will employ 21 people and significant investments have been made in state-of-the-art eq...Read More.
Application Notes: Inspection of Small Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
Posted: 2018-7-29To ensure the safe operation of an aircraft, the entire structure must be routinely and diligently inspected for damage and a decision made on whether it should be kept in service or withdrawn for repairs. Borescope inspection (BSI) is a technique used to visually inspect the internal structure of aircraft engines. The structure of compact gas-turbine engines—used for helicopters, small aircraft, etc.—is relatively simple, so there are only a few parts to inspect. The internal components include a compresso...Read More.
ZEISS Xradia Advances X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography
Posted: 2018-7-29In recent years ZEISS redefined the way to perform 3D X-ray tomography measurements in the laboratory with the breakthrough ZEISS Xradia Versa and Xradia Ultra product families. By incorporating synchrotron-inspired optics and acquisition methodologies, these X-ray microscopes (XRM) surpassed many of the traditional barriers limiting lab-based computed tomography, offering performance comparable to beamline instruments.
ZEISS has now expanded its portfolio of lab X-ray imaging instruments with a new mic...Read More.
Webinar: Tank Shell Inspection with Silverwing Crawlers
Posted: 2018-7-26Want to know how you can improve your data quality and increase the efficiency of your tank shell inspections? Watch the Swift and Scorpion2 webinar.
Swift and Scorpion2 greatly improve the quality and experience of the entire inspection process. They provide you with faster and more accurate acquisitions as fast as 180 mm/s (7 in/s), programmable scanning patterns to optimize efficiency, and a better probability of detection even in critical heat-affected zones which lie within 25 mm (1 in) of shell pla...Read More.
Microsoft Chooses MachineSense for ScaleUp Program
Posted: 2018-7-24Microsoft Corp. announced last week that it has chosen US-headquartered, AI-driven, machine sensor and power analyzer manufacturer, MachineSense, LLC.(www.machinesense.com) to be part of its elite ScaleUp accelerator program.
MachineSense is one of only 12 startups picked for this round of the ScaleUp program, which Microsoft initiated in February. The initiative plans to invest more than $500 million in the next two years to help startups with go-to-market strategies, technology and community building.
Laboratory Testing Inc. Acquires TAC Technical Instrument
Posted: 2018-7-24Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA has purchased TAC Technical Instrument Corp. (TACTIC) of Trenton, New Jersey. TACTIC has been in the ultrasonic inspection business since 1962, developing and selling a product line of immersion ultrasonic inspection systems and accessories, providing parts, repairs and training and performing independent ultrasonic testing (UT) services. The majority of TACTIC’s standard products are designed to inspect cylindrical materials, such as tube, pipe, bar and billet,...Read More.
Embry-Riddle to Host Inspection Drone Forums
Posted: 2018-7-24Drone enthusiasts looking to start their own business and aviation media seeking insider knowledge of how industry is using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to inspect and protect are invited to attend two presentations by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. They will be held during this year’s annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. occurring July 23-30.
"Starting a sUAS Business" (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Forum Stage 8) will examine how to e...Read More.
GE Renewable Energy Acquires WMC Wind Turbine Blade Test Center
Posted: 2018-7-24GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks' time subject to certain pre-completion conditions.
The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry in Netherlands and elsewhere.
LM Wind Power plans to expand and deve...Read More.
Spirit AeroSystems Advances Use of Robotics for Quality Inspection of Large-Scale Aerospace Structures
Posted: 2018-7-23Spirit AeroSystems today announced its engineers have combined a wide range of robotics hardware and software technologies to meet the complex needs of inspecting the company's composite aerospace components such as fuselages, wings and substructures.
"Typically, inspections for meeting customer requirements have been done by large, fixed systems that are difficult to adapt to new applications," said Dan Caughran, Spirit vice president, Global Quality. "Our new approach is built around two industrial rob...Read More.
AMRC Sheffield Develops Optical Scanner for Inspection of Composites
Posted: 2018-7-23A 3D optical scanner upgraded for the automated inspection of composites is being put through its paces at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to see how it can improve shop floor productivity for the automotive and aerospace industries.
The Hexagon Blaze 600A uses three high-resolution cameras to capture digital imagery to generate 3D models of measured parts. Its enhanced projection technology means it can be used to scan shiny, black and composite materials withou...Read More.