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Come see our products in action at the Outdoor Retailer Summer show in Salt Lake City July 31- August 3, 2013. This show is the largest outdoor sports industry gathering in the world, bringing retailers and media together with over 1000 brands in the business of producing and selling the active outdoor lifestyle. MTNW will be partnering with North Carolina State University in exhibiting the range of thermal solutions possible with our cutting edge thermal measurement technologies. Read More
February 19th through 21st MTNW and ThermoAnalytics will be jointly hosting the 2013 International RadTherm User Group Meeting. Join us to see industry-leading experts in thermal analysis present research and studies conducted using RadTherm software. The Newton thermal manikin + ManikinPC2 discussions will focus on using measurement devices in conjunction with simulation in the context of human and garment thermal performance. Read More


The 5th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) is being held May 29-31 in Valencia, Spain. Hosted this year by AITEX Research Textile Institute, in association with the European Society of Protective Clothing (ESPC), the symposium serves as a forum for dissemination, exchange, and discussion of the results from research, development, and implementation efforts related to personal protective clothing, with a strong focus on protective properties and the well-being of the users of protective clothing. Read More


Measurement Technology NW representatives Sugimoto Hideyo and Hiroyuki Kajioka, from IDS Japan, visited the company last week to discuss sales activities within Japan and to receive training on proper operation, service, and support for customers of our SGHP-8.2 sweating hotplate with integrated chamber. Read More


This exciting add-on device for new and existing SGHP systems is an excellent product for evaluating materials using a conduction-based heat loss path.  Thermal conduction tests require that the sample material be compressed between a temperature controlled hotplate and a temperature controlled cold plate that sits on top of the test specimen.  Read More


MTNW is getting a new website. Tune in for details! Read More


Tim O'Neill, Tom Rezanka, and Rick Burke
Measurement Technology NW, founded October 15, 1986, designs and manufactures precision biophysical instruments for evaluating the thermal comfort of textiles, garments, protective apparel, seats, beds, and dynamic thermal environments such as aircraft, truck, and automobile interiors. Our company’s growth into the thermal comfort testing industry began in 1988, with delivery of a Thermal Hand manikin system to USARIEM (United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine) which was used to test gloves and protective handwear for soldiers. Read More


As our blog readers may recall from past postings, Measurement Technology NW has a much-appreciated tradition of “celebrating the wins” by hosting lunch for employees whenever a new thermal order has been completed and shipped off to the customer. However, the 110% team effort that was behind our first Flame Test Manikin and Burn Chamber shipment (to Donghua University, Shanghai, China) called for something more than your typical in-house lunch. Read More


Measurement Technology NW staff photo
New people to work with, new projects to work on, a mad dash for parking spaces each morning – yes, Measurement Technology NW is definitely a busy, growing place.   Read More


Our Newton thermal manikins never ask for much. A little electricity… a bit of clean water… some help when getting dressed. Read More