Test and Measurement

BESA accreditation for HIU testing for BSRIA

BSRIA has become a BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) approved laboratory for Heat Interface Unit (HIU) testing in accordance with BESA Technical Standard: UK HIU Test Regime – October 2018. The test regime covers the performance of HIUs designed for space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) production, which includes pressure testing, static, dynamic, keep warm …

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HBM leads the way in Hartpury College research project

When Hartpury College and University Centre recently undertook a study to investigate canine gait analysis and force exerted on a lead in a collar and harness, HBM was on hand to supply the necessary electronic strain gauges and software. Considering the vast range of roles that dogs fulfil, it is important for dog …

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Millbrook grows ADAS technology test capabilities

Millbrook is expanding its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) test facilities. Its customers, from automotive OEMs and tier-one suppliers to developers of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies, are working tirelessly to develop their active safety capabilities and require more test support across all stages of their R&D process. Millbrook …

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Installation of a new, large-volume, biaxial seismic bench at Environne’Tech

In 2017, Environne’Tech, Emitech Group started off its industrial project “Bourgoin-Jallieu 2020” with an extension to its test centre for equipment qualification and environmental testing. The new 800m2 building is 10m high and designed for testing large-volume specimens such as aeronautic or rail components, as well as complete vehicles or …

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A new way to measure nearly nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the vacuum chambers in which microchip manufacturers lay …

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Servo Innovations named representatives for Moog within the US and Canadian automotive testing markets

Servo Innovations has been appointed as authorised sales representatives for Moog within the US and Canadian automotive testing markets, for the company’s test controllers, high-performance hydraulic and electric actuation products, and software. Founded in 2005 by 30-year global automotive test engineering and calibration expert, Troy Diller, Servo Innovations offers both in-house …

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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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