A comprehensive collection of product announcements provided by companies.
Material testing equipment manufacturer Instron has introduced new precision manual wedge grips that are said to provide reliable gripping for a range of materials and repeatable alignment that meets Nadcap requirements.Automatic contacting extensometer
Instron has introducedf the AutoX750 Automatic Contacting Extensometer to provide fast, reliable and accurate materials testing routines.Data trend tracker
Instron, a provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, has introduced TrendTracker, a software package for managing and analyzing test results for Bluehill 3 Materials Testing Softw...Portable coordinate measuring machine
Verisurf Software Inc. has launched 3DGage, a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that allows customers to customize a system by choosing from four software configurations, four portable CMM configurations and a variety of probe options.Damage and failure of composite materials
"Damage and Failure of Composite Materials" is a new book by Ramesh Talreja of Texas A & M University and Chandra Veer Singh of University of Toronto.Automated nondestructive inspection
NDT Solutions Inc. and Genesis Systems Group report that they have teamed up to develop automated robotic non-destructive inspection (NDI) systems.Robotic nondestructive inspection system
Genesis Systems Group, a recent start-up that claims to be the largest robotic systems builder in North America, showed at SAMPE 2012 its Nspect 210 robotic nondestructive inspection (NDI) system, featuring a high-speed ultrasonic array.Remotely operated wind blade inspection system
In booth space shared with Howard Grote & Sons, Helical Robotics LLC demonstrated for WINDPOWER 2012 attendees its HR-1000LL portable climbing robot, which can provide remotely operated blade inspection.NDE system uses ultrasonics for composites inspection
U.K.-based Babcock has developed a non-destructive examination (NDE) system for evaluation of composite repairs and the underlying substrate.Highly distributed strain sensing
Luna Innovations Inc. has integrated highly distributed strain sensing in its Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator instrument to sense strain from impact in composite structures.