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December 12, 2017
 MM Matrix Integrity (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) invited PETRONAS Group Technical Solutions to observe a demonstration of the PhotoStress® method. The demonstration’s purpose was to confirm...
November 30, 2017
VPG Micro-Measurements, Mantracourt, and Novatech all provided parts of a system to help a Formula F1 racing team achieve improved performance.  Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors formed the...
November 16, 2017
Data acquisition systems typically provided support for one or more of the following input types…. Strain gages and strain gage based transducers, high and low level DC inputs, LVDTs,...
November 9, 2017
Elastomers were created as an alternative to natural rubber, Elastomeric materials are  made from polymers joined by chemical bonds, acquiring a final crosslinked structure. Why not call an...
October 26, 2017
Installing Gages with Preattached Cables In general, better strain gage installations can be obtained if cables are attached to strain gages after the gages are bonded to the surface of the test...
October 24, 2017
Strain Means Different Things to Different People   A farmer may use the word “strain” to mean a certain line of plants or animals: “Kentucky Wonder is a popular strain of...
October 12, 2017
Some say you can fix any structure with WD-40, duct tape and bailing wire.  Around the house this may be true, if you don’t care about the longevity of the repair.  In the real world...
September 7, 2017
The electrical resistance foil strain gage is a remarkably stable measurement device when properly installed and used.  With the aid of a suitable protective coating, the bonded gage’s...
July 25, 2017
Zero-drift and zero-shift in a strain gage Wheatstone Bridge circuit can arise from a number of sources, including the gage installation itself.  The following checklist gives the recommended...
July 20, 2017
Structural test labs often need to test structures to failure, stopping the applied load once a surface crack has formed in the part. In some applications, thin copper wires (commonly 44 AWG) bonded...