Blog Archives

2009

August

Save the date! Measurement Technology NW and Canadian Sport Centre Pacific will be sponsoring next year’s 8I3M event (8th International Manikin & Modeling Meeting). The location will be beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Meeting schedules are being finalized, but our targeted timeframe is during the week of August 23-27, 2010. Read More
Summertime company picnic in the San Juan Islands   Measurement Technology NW’s president owns a small vacation cabin on Lopez Island – one of the San Juan Islands in Washington’s Puget Sound. Read More

July

ThermDAC software
2009 -- A few months ago Measurement Technology NW sent out a survey asking members of the thermal testing community for some feedback on our equipment, services, and future directions. The results we’ve recently compiled were both encouraging and informative. Basically, you like us! Read More
For several months now we have been considering the pros and cons of launching an annual equipment service and training package that would be available to all MTNW thermal manikin and guarded hotplate owners.  The rationale (and value) driving this discussion is that regular maintenance helps prevent inopportune repair situations, while regular training leads to higher productivity from equipment operators. Read More
Throughout MTNW’s website, visitors will see that Newton, Nemo, ADAM, STAN, and our other anthropometric systems are called "Thermal Manikins".   Hmmm, you say, why aren’t they called “Thermal Mannequins”? They’re the same thing, right? Read More

June

2009-06-23 Last week was a high-mileage reminder that MTNW serves the global textile and human comfort testing communities. We found ourselves needing to be in three places at the same time: the ShanghaiTex trade show in Shanghai, China.... the Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.... and the ASTM committee meetings in Vancouver, Canada. At ShanghaiTex (in combination with TEST Shanghai), MTNW was exhibiting a 26-zone sweating/walking Newton thermal manikin system and a SGHP-10.5 sweating guarded hotplate. Read More
I’m very excited to be launching Measurement Technology NW’s official blog, and I hope that over time you’ll find its content to be interesting and useful. We have been working here in Seattle for almost 20 years, a bunch of geeks in an office, designing instruments that take the guesswork out of heat transfer measurements. Read More

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