Test and Measurement

Mecmesin OmniTest Machine Demo by the Duchess of Sussex at University of Chichester Tech Park Opening

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially opened the University of Chichester’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on 3 October 2018. Part of the tour of the £35million development, based at the Bognor Regis campus, was a visit to the Department of Engineering and Design. The laboratory features several …

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NIST method measures 3D polymer processing precisely

Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now.  Resins and other materials that react under light to form polymers, or long chains of molecules, are attractive for 3D printing of parts ranging from architectural models to functioning human organs. …

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ONERA and DLR perform Beluga XL ground vibration testing

A joint team from the French aerospace research centre ONERA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) performed the ground vibration testing (GVT) of the new Airbus Beluga XL large transport aircraft. The mission of the new Beluga XL from Airbus is to cope with their production ramp-up and transport more …

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Presto Engineering upgrades Europe’s largest independent semiconductor testing facility to ISO 9001:2015 standard

Semiconductors play increasingly important control roles in automotive, industrial and safety critical applications. Quality and reliability are therefore of vital importance and so Presto Engineering has completed certification to the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard at its facility in Caen, France, which is Europe’s largest independent semiconductor test facility. “We have …

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FLIR Systems receives $28.7m award for chemical detector

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) programme.  The Other Transaction Authority Agreement (OTA) is valued at $28.7 million, with execution extending …

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MB Dynamics appoints Craig Aszkler as director of business development

MB Dynamics, a privately-held leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of vibration test systems and equipment, including squeak and rattle test systems, steering test systems, suspension component test systems, modal exciters and amplifiers, calibration systems, dynamic controllers, transducer calibration, and engineering services, today announced the appointment of Craig Aszkler as …

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ESPI launches UK subsidiary and appoints new UK business director

ESPI, the French family-owned designer of innovative hardware and software solutions for measuring and controlling machine tool performance, has created a new subsidiary – ESPI DPC UK – and opened a new office in the UK to bring its advanced technology to British precision manufacturers. Vincent Borgraeve has been appointed …

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Mecmesin acquired by Battery Ventures

Mecmesin, a 41 year old British company specialising in the design and manufacture of force and torque testing equipment for quality control, has been acquired by PPT Holdings, a Battery Ventures company. Battery Ventures is a global investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide that has raised $6.9 billion …

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RPI supplies Rolls-Royce with five iMAPs to speed up engine manufacture and MRO

RPI UK has supplied five integrated measurement assembly platforms (iMAPs) to Rolls-Royce and its approved MRO facilities. RPI’s iMAP, which is proven to reduce inspection times by 90 per cent and improve gauge repeatability and reproducibility by up to 10 times, will be used by Rolls-Royce to measure and assemble …

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Accelerometer training at a venue near you

DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd are spreading their wings by taking their unique accelerometer training seminar to several UK regional venues. The training which is now in its 6th year has become the ‘go to’ event for anyone using accelerometers who is brave enough to admit that perhaps their understanding of …

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