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June 1, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses the effects of silicone contamination and how to avoid this particular contaminant, which is difficult to remove.
May 23, 2017
Since weldable strain gages and temperature sensors were introduced, customers have regularly asked, “Should I use a weldable or a bondable gage?”  The answer depends upon many...
May 16, 2017
When a customer has a large number of staff members who need training on strain gage technology, Micro-Measurements can conduct workshops at their facilities.  This alleviates having a large...
May 12, 2017
Bob Watson discusses Micro-Measurements  strain gages which are designed specifically for shear modulus testing of composite materials.  Two strain gage designs are available to support the...
May 9, 2017
Tom Rummage talks about Bridge Completion Modules (BCM) available from Micro-Measurements.  These versatile modules enable a user to make ¼-bridge and ½-bridge inputs to...
May 2, 2017
Bonding a foil strain gage is a laminating process and requires pressure to be applied until the adhesive is cured.  Uniform pressure applied over the strain gage ensures that the layer of...
April 20, 2017
A fairly common question that is asked of our Field Design Engineers and Technical Sales Managers is, “How do you remove the strain gage adhesive when the strain measurements are complete?...
April 18, 2017
Here is Part 2 in your step-by-step guide to reducing or eliminating noise from your strain measurements.  In this article, we will assume that the Steps for Reducing Noise in your Measurements...
April 11, 2017
Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing or eliminating noise from your strain measurements.  In Part 1, we will look at the planning and preparation that can result in reduced noise: Prior...
April 6, 2017
Darryl discusses the merits of the two most commonly used strain gage protective coatings; M-Coat A and M-Coat C.  These two coatings are fit for a wide range of applications and temperature...