Research & Development

National Research and Development facilities and their administration companies use Pratt & Whitney ultra-precision instruments to research the properties of the artifacts that they work with and to find opportunities to improve their products.  Pratt & Whitney instruments have been instrumental in the research of film thickness, coefficient of thermal expansion of gage materials, gage wear, uniformity of manufactured parts, bearing wear, grain growth of gage blocks, sphericity of balls, and compressibility of new materials.  Pratt & Whitney is proud to supply measuring systems to such facilities as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex, Sandia National Laboratory, Fermi Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Draper Laboratories, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Southwest Research Institute, Idaho National Laboratory, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses and administrator companies such as Southwest Research Institute, Bechtel Corporation, and The Babcock and Wilcox Company.


  • Gauge Block Grain Growth
  • Gage Calibrations 
  • Ball Bearings
  • Roller Bearings (Tapered, Cylindrical, Spherical, Needle)
  • Optics and Lenses
  • Thin Film and Meshes
  • Transducers - LVDT / Glass Scales
  • Gears and Splines


  • Comparison
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Prototype Evaluation
  • Gage Wear  
  • Compressibility Measurements

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