Magnetic Metrology

Address: Park Tillington Road, Hereford HR4 9QJ, UK
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Baugh & Weedon is a leading manufacturer of Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) Benches and Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI) Penetrant Lines. Baugh & Weedon can also provide MT accessories including UV Lamps, dual UV and white light Inspection Lamps (Lumazon) and our dual UV and White Light Meter (LumaCheck) as well as a full range of MPI and LPI chemicals from Pfinder Chemie. You name it, we have it for all your Magnetic Particle Inspection and Liquid Penetrant Inspection needs.
Baugh & Weedon also have a wide range of Ultrasonic (UT) Thickness Gauges, EMAT Flaw Detectors, UT Flaw Detectors, Ultrasonic Wall Crawlers, Hollow Rail Axle Inspection Sytems, UT Immersion Tanks, Eddy Current (ECT) Sorting Bridges, Gamma Ray and X Ray Pipeline Crawlers.
Established in 1967, Baugh & Weedon has a long history of supplying the NDT industry with high quality products and services. Based in the UK and with a wealth of industry knowledge, we strive to be client focussed at all times, working with you to find the right solution for your NDT needs.
Products by Methods
Magnetic Particle Inspection MPI
Liquid Penetrant Inspection LPI
Ultrasonics UT
Magnetic Flux Leakage MFL

Business Website Address: http://bw-nde.com/
Address: 281 E Java Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
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Applied Physics Systems is a leading manufacturer of sensors and systems used in oil field, industrial and scientific applications. Our primary products are directional sensors, magnetometers and downhole drilling sensors and electronics. We design and engineer all of the products we supply.
In addition to our standard products, we conduct contract research for other organizations in our fields of expertise. We can design and build modified versions of our instruments as well as completely new instruments to solve your needs for magnetic field measurement, orientation sensors, steering tools, and clip-on milliammeters.
Applied Physics Systems was founded in 1976 by Bill Goodman and for over thirty five years has developed expertise in the design and manufacture of magnetometer sensors. In the last fifteen years, we have developed and expanded our products for drilling systems, electrical, mechanical, and computer software systems.
Applied Physics Systems is a leader in the manufacture of magnetic field measuring equipment, including Fluxgate Magnetometers, DC SQUID Magnetometers and Clip-on Milliammeters. We also manufacture a broad line of Angular Orientation measuring sensors including Steering Sensors for Directional Drilling applications and miniaturized sensors for general purpose use.
Applied Physics Systems is also a world leader in the design and production of Rock Magnetometer systems and accessories. These systems are produced in partnership with William S. Goree, Inc. and are sold under the 2G Enterprises name. 2G has its own web site with complete information on the instruments offered: http://www.2GEnterprises.com.

Business Website Address: http://appliedphysics.com/
Address: 539 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, OH 43228-2412, USA
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Hyper Tech is the world leader in manufacturing and R&D of magnesium diboride and niobium tin superconducting wire and integrated products. Hyper Tech’s innovative, patented wire drawing process enabled the company to be the first to manufacture viable long-length MgB2 wire. Hyper Tech has consistently integrated this technology into transforming products benefiting from superconducting materials. Superconductors carry high current with near zero ohmic loss. In coil form, such as in an electromagnet, a charged and closed loop can carry current, and hence magnetic field, for long periods of time (of the order of months to years depending on the detail design). This makes a superconductor ideal for high field magnets. It is commonly used in MRI and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems throughout the world. Hyper Tech is well equipped to produce two wire formed superconductors: MgB2 and Nb3Sn.

Science applications include particle bending magnets, high energy physics (HEP), and magnetic confinement fusion energy.

Business Website Address: http://www.hypertechresearch.com/
Address: 6325 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121-3733, USA
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Since its inception in 1982, Quantum Design International (a privately held corporation) has developed and manufactured automated temperature and magnetic field testing platforms for materials characterization. These systems offer a variety of measurement capabilities and are in widespread use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology.
Building on its expertise in the global marketing and distribution of its own scientific instruments, Quantum Design International (QDI) eventually broadened its scope to distribute quality scientific instruments from other manufacturers through an international network of wholly owned subsidiaries in every major technological center around the world.
With offices in the USA, Japan, China, India, Korea, Taiwan and Brazil, as well as thirteen European countries, QDI is strategically located in the world’s key centers for scientific research, providing local marketing, sales and technical support. More information on QDI’s worldwide distribution business may be found at www.QD-International.com.
Quantum Design Inc. (QD) is the manufacturing arm of QDI. Located in San Diego, California, QD is the leading commercial source for automated materials characterization systems incorporating superconducting technology. QD instruments may be found in the world’s leading research institutions, and have become the reference standard for a variety of magnetic and physical property measurements. Quantum Design Inc. instruments are cited in, and provide the data for, more scientific publications than any other instrument in the fields of magnetics and materials characterization. This means that each year, literally hundreds of scientific publications, advancing the science of materials, use data generated from QD instruments.
Recently, Quantum Design Inc. expanded its product line beyond material characterization, to include instruments such as: a compact IR Crystal Furnace for the creation of new material; a Superconducting High-Gradient Magnetic Separator (SHGMS) for the processing and improvement of Kaolin clay; and a full line of Advanced Technology Liquefiers (ATL) and Helium Recovery Systems for the conservation and recycling of helium (a vital and increasingly scarce resource essential for cryogenic research and instrumentation).
In diverse areas such as materials characterization, high-sensitivity electrical measurements, and in-lab helium conservation, Quantum Design’s team of scientists and engineers provides a full spectrum of service and application support for customers both domestically and internationally.

Business Website Address: www.qdusa.com/
Address: 91 Trillium Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1W8, Canada
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Angstrom Engineering was founded in 1992 and has quickly grown into a unique international company with a reputation for providing high-quality machines and unparalleled customer service. Our PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) systems are created by our skilled and experienced engineering team. We are proud to manufacture the tools that allow a wide variety of researchers and development teams in world-class labs across the globe to innovate new technologies.
All of our products are designed and assembled on-site by our engineers, technologists, and technicians. We provide ready access to our engineering team, so you can speak directly to someone with many years of experience if you need help to identify the correct system for your lab, have any questions or need support with your system at any point after purchase.
The PVD, CVD and other vacuum systems created by Angstrom Engineering offer a wide variety of applications for thin film deposition technology, 2D material research such as graphene and nanotubes, as well as plant growth, and space simulation.
Our partners do research and technology development in everything from renewable energy, organic electronics, and flat panel displays, to magnetic storage, decorative coatings, photonics, spintronics, quantum dots, low and high orbit space equipment, and various optical and tribological applications.

Business Website Address: angstromengineering.com
Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Freiberg, Germany
Address: Delfter Str. 6, D-09599 Freiberg, Germany
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Freiberg Instruments is now one of the world’s fastest growing, young and dynamic analytical instrumentation companies with products covering a broad spectrum of applications in fields/industries like Semiconductor, Microelectronics, Photovoltaic, Dosimetry, Medical Research, Luminescence Dating, X-ray diffraction, Material Research and Electron Spin Resonance.

Established in 2005 as an university spin off from TU Bergakademie – The University of Resources, Freiberg Instruments devoted the first few years to develop and test a whole family of fast, nondestructive, electrical characterization tools under production conditions, measuring parameters like minority carrier lifetime, photoconductivity and resistivity.

MDP Microwave-Detected Photoconductivity:
The advanced method MDP is well suited for both, defect investigation by e.g. injection dependent minority carrier lifetime measurements, as well as mapping of wafers or even ingots for inline metrology. MDP has a variety of advantages in sensitivity, speed and resolution.

MD-PICTS:
MD-PICTS is a modification of MDP, where temperature dependent measurements of the defect part of the transient are accomplished. This allows to do a spatial resolved defect characterization.

Business Website Address: www.freiberginstruments.com
Business Phone or Fax: +49 37 31 41 954 41
Address: Tikkutehtaantie 1, 40800 VAAJAKOSKI, Finland
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Stresstech Group has since 1983 from the foundation of American Stress Technologies, Inc. served metal industry all over the world with solutions and high-tech instruments for non-destructive testing of the quality of components. Many leading edge companies in automobile and aircraft industry have already chosen Stresstech Group as their partner in quality control.
Stresstech Group´s main products are Barkhausen Noise analyzers, sensors and custom inspection stands, X-ray Diffraction analyzers and inspection stands, and residual stress testing instrument based on hole-drilling. Several different applications use Barkhausen Noise to study magnetic properties and thus the presence or absence of material defects and residual stress levels in various components like gears, bearings, camshafts, crankshafts, universal joints, piston pins, etc. X-ray analyzers use X-ray diffraction to measure residual stresses and retained austenite contents. The Prism system is based on hole-drilling technique for measuring residual stresses. Stresstech Group provides also custom inspection stands for shop floor quality control.
Stresstech Oy (1984) in Finland, American Stress Technologies, Inc. (AST)(1983) in USA, Stresstech GmbH (1999) in Germany and Stresstech Bharat Pvt. Ltd. (2010) in India form the Stresstech Group. Being in close contact with each other and with 30 years of experience of quality control, the Group can quickly respond to market demands and individual requests of customers.

Business Website Address: www.stresstechgroup.com
Address: 778 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA
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ElektroPhysik is one of the leading manufacturers of measuring instruments used for advancing surface technology, research and quality control. Being a pioneer in the field of non-destructive coating thickness measurement, ElektroPhysik, in cooperation with national and international standardizing institutes and universities has successfully advanced new product developments along with international standardization of the coating thickness measurement.
ElektroPhysik privately held company owned and managed by the Steingroever family. It is headquarters are in Köln Germany near the famous Rein River. ElektroPhysik still occupies the original building though it has gone through many expansions over the years to facilitate growth.
ElektroPhysik maintains branch offices including the U.S.A. and is represented by distributors and agents globally in almost every country in the world. It is this network and partnerships that enable ElektroPhysik to service its customers and provide the support required in today’s competitive global marketplace.
The first coating thickness testing gauge was developed by Dr. Steingroever. Utilizing the Magnetic Attraction principle, it was called the MikroTest (still manufactured today and even available in digital display format, it probably remains the most utilized coating thickness testing device utilized, even today) . Magnetic Attraction is a very reliable technique for measuring coatings however its only drawback is that it only works with coatings applied over ferrous materials such as steel and iron.
However, the Magnetic Attraction principle paved the way for the development of analog devices. First using Eddy Current and then later Magnetic Induction, these devices expanded coating thickness testing beyond just corrosion control.
Today all three of these principles are used to non-destructively measure a variety of coatings. Magnetic Attraction is the measuring principle used in the MikroTest, PenTest and MiniPen by ElektroPhysik.
Magnetic Induction is the measuring principle of choice for ferrous metal substrate application while the Eddy Current principle is the measuring principle of choice for non-ferrous metal substrate applications.
Both of these measuring principles are found in the MiniTest family of gauges as well as the eXacto by ElektroPhysik.
More recently ElektroPhysik developed yet another measuring principle primarily for non-metal substrate applications such plastic and wood. The QuintSonic utilizes a high level ultrasound approach which has enabled measurements to be conducted on these types of substrates non-destructively.
On April 20, 2007 ElektroPhysik launched a new model, the MiniTest 700 Series with SIDSP® digital sensor technology.
SIDSP® is an ElektroPhysik exclusive which took years of research and development. SIDSP® stands for Sensor Integrated Digital Signal Processing and the way that works is that entire coating thickness measurement is processed in the sensor at the point of measurement. SIDSP® is unlike previous conventional techniques where an analog signal was generated at the sensor and then that signal would be sent to a host gauge to processing. The vulnerability with that technique was that it was susceptible to environmental influences such as strong electro-magnetic fields and other signal disturbances that could affect the analog signal and therefore the reading.

Business Website Address: http://epkusa.com/
Address: 2524 Todd Drive, Madison, WI 53713, USA
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Mad City Labs, Inc nanopositioning systems, micropositioning systems, instrument solutions, and piezoactuators are used for a variety of applications. Follow the links below to learn more about how Mad City Labs systems are used in each application area.

Applications:

SR Microscopy
Fluorescence Microscopy
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Surface Profilometry
Optical Tweezers
Optical Traps
Magnetic Tweezers
Magnetic Traps
Magnetic Manipulation
Nanofabrication
Nanopatterning
Nanomachining
Micromachining

Business Website Address: http://www.madcitylabs.com
Address: ch. du Pont-du-Centenaire 110, CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland
Long Business Description:

Metrolab is the global market leader for precision magnetometers, used to very precisely measure strong magnetic fields. Over the past 30 years, we have won the trust of MRI manufacturers and physics laboratories across the world.
Our offer incorporates mastery of precision magnetic field measurement, understanding of magnet systems applications, a passion for industrial quality, and the responsiveness of a small company.
The needs of several thousand different clients have resulted in a product catalogue that since our founding in 1985 has grown to include over a hundred items. We offer a range of single-point magnetometers, differentiated by field strength, precision, and other features. Our catalogue also includes multi-point magnetic field mapping systems – in fact, Metrolab is a pioneer of high-precision magnetic field mapping. Finally, we offer a line of reference-quality permanent magnets.

Technology:
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Electro Paramagnetic Resonance
Fluxmeter
Hall
Fluxgate

Business Website Address: http://www.metrolab.com/