News & Events

Upcoming Events

Oct
2
Tue
Salon De Quebec
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Trilion is pleased to be presenting a paper at the Salon Industriel de Quebec on October 2nd, 2018.

Oct
10
Wed
NASA Tech Briefs Webinar with Mechanical Testing Systems
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 2:00PM EDT for a webinar hosted by NASA Tech Briefs.  We are pleased to present this webinar with MTS Systems.

Trilion Quality Systems has partnered with MTS Systems to offer an array of test solutions that combine MTS loading solutions with ARAMIS non-contact sensors.

MTS’ customers employ its mechanical test equipment to measure strains and displacements on test specimens for material characterization, component and assembly testing, or to validate Finite Element Analysis. ARAMIS 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) provides a non-contacting means for measuring 3D coordinates, displacements and strains of materials and structures under test. This capability enables MTS test systems to be used for rapid full-field measurements, ranging from material characterization to full component testing.

This webinar will present case studies that demonstrate the integration of MTS loading solutions with ARAMIS non-contact sensors for measuring material properties, characterizing failure modes on structures, validating FEA and performing dynamic and vibration analysis.

Oct
15
Mon
CAMX 2018
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

 

Please join us at CAMX 2018 where we will be exhibiting in booth M32.

iDICs 2018 – China
Oct 15 – Oct 19 all-day

iDICs 2018 – China

Final dates to be decided.

The iDICs 2018 Conference and Workshop provides a forum to extend the frontiers of DIC technology, standardize its use, and improve its practice. This meeting brings together leading experts from industry, academia, and laboratories from around the world. Since its inception in 2015, it has become the centralized nucleus for the state-of-the-art in DIC.

Oct
22
Mon
Aerospace Testing Seminar
Oct 22 @ 5:23 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:23 pm

Please join us at The Aerospace Testing Seminar on October 22-25 in Los Angeles, CA, where our President, John Tyson, is presenting his latest papers. The first paper will be presented on Oct 23, at 4:20 PM and the second paper will be presented Oct 24 at 3:00 PM

Oct
23
Tue
Auto Test Expo – Novi, MI
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

Auto Test Expo – Novi, MI

Please visit us in booth #15028 at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI, October 24th – 26th. You can register for the expo at the Automotive Testing website.

Oct
28
Sun
ASNT- Houston, TX
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm

 

ASNT Annual Conference banner

Please join us on Oct. 28th – 30st at The American Society For Nondestructive Testing Annual Conference in Houston, TX. We will be sharing booth 953 with our German manufacturing partners at GOM for this show.

ASNT is a great opportunity to meet experts and influencers face-to-face. You will also see how Trilion’s digital image correlation technology is revolutionizing nondestructive testing.

Nov
6
Tue
FabTech 2018
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

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We are pleased to partner with Reliabotics as they “Rethink What’s Possible” at the Fabtech 2018 conference and exhibition.  Join us in Atlanta at booth C13042! FABTECH covers the latest trends in metal forming, fabricating, welding and metal finishing.

Nov
9
Fri
IMECE Pittsburgh
Nov 9 – Nov 15 all-day

Please join us at this event by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Pittsburgh. Trilion’s very own Jack Irwin will be presenting a paper titled “Advanced Structural Testing with Optical Metrology.” The paper will be presented on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in room 307.

Nov
12
Mon
Workshop: Digital Image Correlation for Petroleum Engineering Applications – Lafayette, LA
Nov 12 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Logo of University of Louisiana Lafayette

 

We wanted to share an exciting workshop opportunity for you and your team! Trilion will be putting on a workshop: Process Optimization Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) for Petroleum Engineering Applications. The workshop will be held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on November 12th, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.

The presentations will be on using ARAMIS for full-field, non-contact strain and displacement measurements in oil and gas applications. We are pleased to be joined by guest speaker, Professor Mehdi Mokharti from ULL regarding the Characterization of Complex Fracture Propagation using DIC. Which is sure to provide you with great information! The workshop will conclude with a Q&A and refreshments.

Click here to register!

 

 

Nov
27
Tue
ARAMIS Training@Trilion – King of Prussia, PA
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day

ARAMIS Training@Trilion – King of Prussia, PA

Training@Trilion is offered to current users of the technology to continuously advance skills and knowledge of features, uses applications. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for members of Trilion Gold Support! The training sessions will be led by our team of experienced Applications Engineers.

November 27-28 will cover basic training while November 29-30 will cover advanced training.

Register Below

Dec
5
Wed
Photron Webinar
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us Wednesday, December 5th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM as we host a webinar with Photron high-speed camera. The webinar will be hosted by two world-class engineers who are experts in their respected fields. You’re not going to want to miss this great event!


 

Register Here

 


3D Displacement and Strain Measurements With High-Speed Cameras

 

Tim Schmidt from Trilion Quality Systems

Shane Kirksey from Photron

 


Digital image correlation (DIC) is a widely used full-field measurement technique, in which a calibrated stereo camera pair determines the 3D coordinates of thousands of points within a dot pattern that is applied with spray paint or ink.
During rapid post-processing, reference coordinates are subtracted from each measurement frame, thus obtaining full-field 3D displacements and directional and principal strains that can be viewed as color maps, movies, vectors, time histories, etc. The system can determine local displacements at the micron level despite significant rigid body motion.

This seminar will discuss the general benefits of full-field measurements, which include visualizing strain gradients and hot spots, verification, and iteration of finite element models, and making otherwise impossible measurements. Digital high-speed cameras have been used for DIC at speeds up to 300,000 frames per second, but many applications only require 1,000-10,000 frames per second. Much more data is obtained much more easily than with strain gauges, draw wires, LVDTs, etc.

We will review important high-speed camera features and options as well as the different price/performance points available in the Photron product line, and will provide details on the new FASTCAM Nova camera model and PFV4 control software.

Numerous high-speed applications will be shown, including:

Biomechanics Impact Testing
Helmet Ballistic Impacts
Hopkinson Bar High Strain Rate Testing
Explosive Loading of Sheet Metal
Rotor Blade Vibrations on Hovering Helicopter
Rocket Nozzle Deformations
Parachute Strains During Drop Tests
Crossbow Deformations
Microelectronics and Device Drop Testing
Air Blast Effect Testing


Register Here


 

Dec
11
Tue
ARGUS Training@Trilion – Southfield, MI
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day

ARGUS Training@Trilion – Southfield, MI

Training@Trilion is offered to current users of the technology to continuously advance skills and knowledge of features, uses and applications. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for members with Trilion Gold Support! The training sessions will be led by our team of experienced Applications Engineers.

Register Below

Jan
28
Mon
SEM – IMAC Orlando
Jan 28 – Jan 31 all-day

Please join us at IMAC hosted by the Society for Experimental Mechanics in Orlando, Florida.  We are pleased to kick-off the new year with this event.

 

Jan
29
Tue
Metal Stamping & Tool and Die Conference – Nashville
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference

Please join us in Nashville at the Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, powered by the Precision Metalforming Association.  We are pleased to be a part of this event in January.

News

December 6, 2018

Photron Webinar Archive 2018

Photron Webinar Archive 2018 Thank you for your interest in our 3D Displacement and Strain Measurements with High-Speed Cameras webinar! If you missed it or are […]
October 22, 2018

MTS Webinar Archive

Here is the Case Study: Integrated Mechanical Testing with Non-Contact Measurement Solutions webinar if you missed it. Just follow the link here and register to watch! […]
June 6, 2018

ARAMIS Technology for spin pit testing featured by Test Devices

Optical Strain vs. Traditional Strain Gauging for spin testing Trilion Quality System’s partner, Test Devices Inc., featured the ARAMIS technology in his latest blog post: Optical Strain Measurement […]
June 4, 2018

Trilion at SEM 2018

Trilion is exhibiting at the Society for Experimental Mechanics SEM 2018 show! Visit our booth #301 to learn more about our Digital Image Correlation systems. Our […]
May 8, 2018

Trilion Quality Systems’ Tim Schmidt Receives The Silver Snoopy

Trilion Quality Systems is proud to announce that Vice President, Tim Schmidt, has been awarded the Silver Snoopy!  This award, presented by Astronaut Mike Foreman and […]
February 27, 2015

When is a Digital Image Correlation System the right tool?

When is a Digital Image Correlation System the right tool? Digital Image Correlation systems are the next wave of advanced deformation and strain measurement tools.  Most […]
February 25, 2015

Displacement Measurement Using Optical Measurement Techniques

Displacement Measurement Using Optical Measurement Techniques Displacement measurement is a normal and very important part of today’s manufacturing world. Whether it is for Automotive, Aerospace, Civil or […]
April 3, 2013

Automated CGA – ARGUS

Automated CGA – ARGUS The ARGUS formability system is the automated version of circle grid analysis. Most people perceive the automated CGA ARGUS to be a system to check if […]
January 21, 2013

Full Field Optical Measurements on Biomechanics Components

Full Field Optical Measurements on Biomechanics Components ARAMIS is a great tool for gaining quantitative data about a design or process that is very difficult to […]

Nov
27
Tue
ARAMIS Training@Trilion – King of Prussia, PA
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day

ARAMIS Training@Trilion – King of Prussia, PA

Training@Trilion is offered to current users of the technology to continuously advance skills and knowledge of features, uses applications. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for members of Trilion Gold Support! The training sessions will be led by our team of experienced Applications Engineers.

November 27-28 will cover basic training while November 29-30 will cover advanced training.

Register Below

Dec
11
Tue
ARGUS Training@Trilion – Southfield, MI
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day

ARGUS Training@Trilion – Southfield, MI

Training@Trilion is offered to current users of the technology to continuously advance skills and knowledge of features, uses and applications. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for members with Trilion Gold Support! The training sessions will be led by our team of experienced Applications Engineers.

Register Below