Third party engineering is an integral part of motorsport JRM Group's activities. Its purpose-built Daventry workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machine technology and by using the latest CAD CAM software, JRM is able to compress the time from design to manufacture via a tried, tested and rapid prototyping procedure, through to the production and delivery of fully inspected and traceable finished components.
METTLER TOLEDO has developed a new microgram load cell for use in an experiment aimed at establishing a new definition of the kilogram. The kilogram is the last unit of the International System of Units (SI) still based on an artifact - the international prototype of the kilogram (IPK), kept at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM).
Instron's new BioBox-System encloses the test space of Instron single-column test systems, maintaining a constant temperature of 37 °C. This enables mechanical properties such as the tensile, compressive or flexural strength of materials, semi-finished and finished products to be determined at body temperature. A large selection of grips and fixtures ensures safe and reliable testing of a wide spectrum of specimens, from thin films and wires through sheets, pipes and tubing up to complete components.
WR Refrigeration is rolling out the Trace-A-Gas leak detection system as part of its strategic focus on environmentally responsible refrigeration. The contractor has worked with distributor Climate Centre on trials to prove the effectiveness of the approach, which can pinpoint tiny leaks that are almost impossible to detect using traditional methods.
InterTech Development Company, designer and manufacturer of solutions for leak testing, functional testing, and test centric assembly has a new report, DR-132, that outlines specific challenges and solutions in automotive hydraulic testing. Critical considerations for quality control are profiled based on real-world test parameters, and issues such as safety, testing expertise and flexibility are examined.
LMS International has introduced LMS SoundBrush, its new and patented acoustic troubleshooting solution. LMS SoundBrush is a revolutionary, easy-to-use and complete tool that enables engineers to map sound propagation around an object and localize acoustic sources
The reproducibility of test results is an important aspect of impact testing on metal Charpy specimens. To reduce operator influence, Zwick has developed a robotic testing system for pendulum impact testers, which can perform Charpy tests to established ASTM and ISO standards on 55 x 10 x 10 mm specimens.
Norbar Torque Tools HandtorqueTM HT-92 and HandtorqueTM HT-119 are ideal for bolt tightening in confined spaces such as wind turbine towers. Both the HT-92 and HT-119 combine new materials, better traceability and are the newest additions to Norbar’s new Compact Series of Handtorque TM Multipliers.
The National Physical Laboratory, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, has developed a new range of three dimensional standards for verifying freeform coordinate measurement machines (CMMs). The standard allows the verification of portable and fixed non-contact coordinate measuring systems such as those employing laser scanning and fringe projection technologies, as well as those employing tactile sensors. It also helps evaluate the surface measurement capabilities of new scanning measurement technologies.
Geomagic has released its new 3D scan and CAD design software, Geomagic Spark, claiming to be the only 3D software that combines a live 3D scanning interface, built on Geomagic’s robust 3D point and mesh editing platform, with a comprehensive direct modelling package, built on the SpaceClaim platform.