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May 21, 2021
It is a fact of materials science that all materials will creep when stressed. Materials engineers know that solid parts will move and/or deform slowly over time and under prolonged mechanical stress...
May 21, 2021
5G may be the latest buzz word in communications technology, but the question of reliability remains the same. Modern electronics must survive temperature, humidity, impact, force, vibration and...
May 21, 2021
In experimental stress analysis, heat and cold can be complicating factors. Changes in temperature can change the stability of test parts, causing them to expand when heated and contract when cooled...
May 21, 2021
The strain gauge sensor converts force, weight, and pressure into a readable measurement that can be used to create a safer and more reliable product. Whether you’re performing stress analysis...
May 20, 2021
Strain gauge sensors have been around since 1938, when Cal Tech student Edward Simmons invented one to help Dr. Donald S. Clark, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, achieve more...
April 27, 2021
Robots are no longer confined to factory floor work cells with hand-coded, repetitive, painstaking tasks.  Robots of today are now used for increasingly open-ended assignments such as “...
April 23, 2021
We never imagined in VPG that there would be a need for our strain gages, temperature sensors and Data Acquisition System (DAS) to help find a solution for ending a pandemic.   A lot of...
April 6, 2021
Noise Control In Strain Gauge Measurements. We are all familiar with noise in everyday life. It can make conversation difficult – perhaps you are in a modern restaurant without soft...
March 29, 2021
Do you ever perform tests where the data is not that important? Significant planning and expenditure is required to perform any test. Although it’s natural to want to keep these costs to a...
March 15, 2021
"In the last decades, dam safety has become more prominent. There has been a greater realization that spillway gate installations are part of the dam system, and need to be reliable so the dam...