Testing the waters—and much more—in metals sector

Feb 28, 2014 | 07:00 PM | Bill Beck

Tags  Fives Group, Fives Bronx, Ken Smith, Olympus NDT Inc., Olympus Corp., XRF, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co. Bill Beck

For the metals industry, accurately and quickly analyzing a wide variety of parameters, from thickness to alloy composition, is the holy grail of measurement technology. And those technologies are rapidly holding forth the promise of more change to come and the potential for market share that often comes with such innovation.

“Delivering significant value to ... sorting operations” is the market force driving a growing number of companies into the marketplace, said a spokesman for Fives Group, a Paris-based industrial engineering company. “Unfailing accuracy of IDs means fewer rejections, more satisfied customers and repeat business.”....

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