Element opened a new 20,700-square-foot nondestructive testing and inspection laboratory in Sheffield, U.K. The facility complements the existing Magna Way laboratory, which offers sample heat-treatment capabilities, metallurgical testing and CNC machining facilities. Element has invested approximately $320,000 in equipment for immersion ultrasonic testing, dye penetrant inspection, eddy current inspection, magnetic particle inspection and on-site positive material identification.
Germany’s Zeiss broke ground on a site outside of Detroit, Mich., that will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and provide room for growth. It will contain a customer demonstration area with new technologies and systems; offer training, support and metrology services; and house fixture system production and assembly. Company specialists will be able to perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form and geometry equipment, and nondestructive testing and surface defect detection equipment.
How many hours per week do you work on average? How satisfied are you with certain elements of your job? What will be the biggest challenge for your company in the next 12 months? See how thermal-processing employees from across the country answered these questions and more.
In carrying out a medical study of the effectiveness of a new treatment, the “gold standard” is the randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study. This type of medical trial is specifically geared to human participants, whose human minds might otherwise influence the outcome.
The human brain is rather good at recognizing a large variety of objects: a chair, a ball, a hang-glider, etc. Recognition is usually almost instantaneous, assuming one learned at some point in the past what each of these objects is called.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Oklahoma State University (OSU) joined forces to establish The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s (CEAT) Mechanical and Physical Properties Testing Lab. The new lab is part of the ExxonMobil Testing Laboratory in the new ENDEAVOR facility on OSU’s campus in Stillwater, Okla. Equipped with a collection of Shimadzu’s materials-testing instruments, the space will allow students to characterize materials by utilizing an array of scientific techniques.