Test and Measurement Equipment

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Graphene goes nuclear

A UK-based company’s development of a graphene sensor has led directly to a working partnership with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.


Tharsus develops Bump social distancing technology

?Tharsus, one of the UK’s most advanced robotics companies, has announced the development of ‘Bump’ – a new, cutting-edge technology system specifically designed to help keep people safe in the ...


Sensors keep things on track

Laser triangulation sensors are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a ground-breaking rail traction technology project.


Portable simulators

Designed to meet demand from chassis and safety engineers, compact simulators are now offering opportunities across multiple departments of OEMs to successfully solve market challenges in a more ...




I spy with my UVeye

An Israeli start-up has taken a system for detecting explosives underneath vehicles and re-designed it for the automotive quality assurance market.







Detecting tumours with optical imaging

Near-infrared technology from MIT pinpoints fluorescent probes within living tissue, at a depth approaching that of CT and MRI but at a higher resolution and could be used to detect cancer earlier.



Inspection in the age of smart manufacturing

Metrology is often an overlooked process in manufacturing, when it actually plays an essential role. In particular, inspection helps ensure that component parts fit together accurately and ensures ...


Defining autonomous machine vision – A new category

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” These are the words of Buckminster Fuller, an architect, ...


Re-tiling a fusion reactor

The inside of fusion reactors can reach temperatures hotter than the core of the sun. To keep this energy sealed within the reactor the tiles lining it have had to be painstakingly positioned ...


Futureproofing aerospace connectivity

To capitalise on the growing trend of providing reliable connectivity on commercial and military aeroplanes, one global company standardised its entire test division to be more flexible and improve ...


Software to shorten development times

At NIWeek 2018 in Austin, National Instruments (NI) announced a suite of products for designing for the ‘megatrends’ of highly-connected and intelligent systems in shorter times and by smaller ...