2015

2015

November

Washington State Congressman Derek Kilmer, Measurement Technology NW President and award recipient Tim O’Neill, World Trade Club President and Starbucks Customs Manager Robert Webster.
Measurement Technology NW was awarded Trader of the Year 2015 by the World Trade Club in October.   The World Trade Club award honors Washington State businesses that increase international sales and have a positive, measurable impact on growing Washington’s economy.  Awardees have demonstrated innovation, industry leadership, and contributions to the community. Read More

October

Manikinalysis was a big success. In one day, we provided an overview of measurement and simulation tools and ran three separate experiments with the HVAC and STAN manikins.  Huge thanks to all attendees for their participation and great questions, and to our co-host ThermoAnalytics. Read More
Thermetrics Thermal Hand System
A (very) simplified flowchart of the sales process for Thermetrics projects looks something like this:  And wait, and wait.  Sometimes the wait is blissfully short, sometimes it can drag on for years, and sometimes it defies all explanation.  Case in point: the recent sale of a Thermetrics 8-zone sweating Thermal Hand system to Ansell. Read More
NASA brought a real spacesuit to display at their IFAI Expo booth.  That's some serious bling!   Over the years NASA has used Thermetrics manikins to test spacesuits.  Our one-of-a-kind "ADAM" 120-zone sweating, breathing thermal manikin has been a favored choice due to its ultra-high resolution and wireless/battery powered capability.   Read More

September

Thermetrics customers and readers of this blog are aware that back on April 15th Measurement Technology NW's Thermal Division changed its name to Thermetrics.   We knew that implementing a company name change would require a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work, and we were right.  But just like a family that’s lived in the same house for 30 years, it’s clear we underestimated the amount of “stuff” that needed to be moved.  It’s amazing how many things accumulate over the years! Read More
GO-IN training in Seattle, WA with Thermetrics
GO-IN International (Taiwan) Training Visit Read More

August

On October 28, 2015 Thermetrics and ThermoAnalytics are hosting a hands-on event that will demonstrate the capabilities of Thermetrics HVAC Manikin coupled with ThermoAnalytics TAITherm software with the Human Thermal Module. Where: ThermoAnalytics Headquarters in Novi, Michigan Read More

July

Winners of Go-Kart Racing
The Thermetrics team took a break from designing and building high-performance test equipment, and spent the afternoon racing some high performance motorized equipment at the local karting track.  The competition was intense, but somebody had to win.  First place:  Aki Sirkkola, applying a clinical precision to his driving that nobody could match.  Second Place:  Keith Blood, with sharp mind, quick reflexes, and intense focus.  Third place:  Derek Sears, demonstrating his expertise and passion with fast cars on the trac Read More
Aitor Coca, NIOSH, CDC, discussing Thermetrics thermal manikin with Rick Burke
Rick Burke, President of Thermetrics, and Aitor Coca of NIOSH, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Pittsburgh, USA, are shown discussing the use of a Newton thermal manikin to evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by medical professionals in the recent Ebola outbreak.  Photo is from the International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE) held in Portsmouth, UK June 28-30, 2015.  Read More

June

This week Anaheim, CA hosted the semi-annual meetings of the ASTM Technical Committees right at Disneyland’s doorstep, and Thermetrics was along for the ride.  ASTM Technical Committees develop and maintain ASTM standards, and are made up of over 32,000 volunteers from manufacturers, consumer groups, government and academia. Read More

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