Why Worry About Test Measurement?
Material testing leads to improved long-term reliability, helps prevent latent failures in printed circuit board assembly, increases customer confidence, contributes to long-term life prediction for bridges, and can ensure suitable foundation installment.
Micro-Measurements’ test and measurement products are frequently used across a broad range of market sectors:
- Rail Monitoring
- Residual Stresses
- Fastener Testing
- Test Labs
- Ship Builders
- Power Generators and Turbine Manufacturers
- Printed Circuit Board Assembly
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An inevitable, and potentially costly, effect of the manufacturing and fabricating processes is residual stress. Most commonly, residual stresses are detrimental— contributing to fatigue and other structural failures that often go unrecognized until after a malfunction or failure occurs. The hole-drilling strain gage method is a relatively simple procedure and has been standardized in ASTM Standard Test Method E 837. Learn more about the general theory of residual stress measurements in Micro-Measurements Tech Note TN-503, “Measurement of Residual Stresses by the Hole-Drilling Strain Gage Method”.
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