Category: Measurement tools

  • What Are Strain Gages? How Do They Work?

    Strain gages, sometimes called strain gauges, are tools used to measure the amount of strain that an object has. In 1938, Arthur Ruge and Edward Simmons invented what would later become the most common type of strain gaging tools. Their device had an insulating flexible backing that supported a metallic foil pattern. In order to […]