Retired Instron President Honored by ASTM NORWOOD, MA-Joseph Amaral, retired president of Instron, provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, was awarded the John M. "Tim" Holt Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASTM Committee E28. LEARN MORE
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The OmniScan iX, by Olympus NDT, is an industrial ultrasonic data acquisition system designed for high-speed immersion or non-immersion testing of critical parts. Typical applications include automotive components, aerospace composite materials, weld or disbond testing, and other parts facing compliance with strict test code requirements.
Key to Quality: Understand COTS, Prevent Disaster by Joseph Sorrentino
Materials science is one of the oldest forms of engineering and applied science. One of the responsibilities of an engineer, or NDT inspector, is to investigate the relationship between the structure of materials and their properties, which can involve elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. READ MORE
Last Chance to Apply for ASNT Student Travel Reimbursements
COLUMBUS, OH - ASNT has extended its travel reimbursement deadline to Friday, February 27. The organization is offering travel reimbursements up to $1,000 each to a maximum of 10 students to attend the 18th Annual Research Symposium and Spring Conference March 16 to 20, 2009, in St. Louis. Students are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to participate in an NDE/NDI/NDT focused symposium. LEARN MORE
May 18-20 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Minneapolis. American Society for Quality (ASQ), (800) 248-1946. http://wcqi.asq.org
May 19-21 EASTEC, Springfield, MA. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (313) 425-3000. www.easteconline.com
June 9-11 The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association, (734) 994-6088. www.robots-vision-show.info
Instrument Technology Inc. (ITI) is a privately owned U.S. manufacturing company located in Westfield, MA. ITI specializes in the design, development and manufacture of Remote Viewing Instruments (RVI) including borescopes, fiberscopes and videoscopes. In business for over 40 years, ITI has established itself worldwide as a respected instrument supplier to Medical, Aerospace, Nuclear, Industrial and Law Enforcement markets.
BINDT Accredits NDT Training and Examination Center
NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - The SGS NDT Training & Examination Centre has successfully passed an audit by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) as is now an Accredited Training Organization (ATO). This authorizes SGS to conduct both Training and Examinations in accordance with BINDT requirements, in China and around the world. LEARN MORE
Albion Devices Acquires Ultrasonic Arrays
SOLANA BEACH, CA-Albion Devices Inc., maker of precision measurement instrumentation, has acquired the assets of Woodinville, WA-based Ultrasonic Arrays Inc., maker of in-process, noncontact ultrasonic distance, thickness and internal bond measuring systems for industrial environments. LEARN MORE
State-of-the-Art Ultrasonics Ultrasonics is the newest of the nondestructive testing technologies. It was not until World War II that industrial ultrasonic inspection became an accepted inspection tool.
by Patrik Rooman
Listen to Quality's New Q-Cast Podcasts!
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine announces the launch of Q-Cast, podcasts that offer a quick and easy way to gain new insights that will improve your company's bottom line. Tune in. It's FREE. The first two Q-Casts feature interviews with the top two companies on Quality's Leadership 100, appearing in March 2009: Nuclear Filter Technology of Golden, CO, and American IV Products Inc, Harmans, MD. In addition, hear from one manufacturer at the launch of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. LISTEN NOW
Tensile Testing Today by Michelle Bangert
This classic mechanical test determines the properties of a material under tension, while new features simplify the testing process.
Tensile testing is growing up. This century-old testing method is still used for testing tensile properties of a material under tension, from plastics to metals to rubbers. However, the capabilities of tensile testing systems have matured, allowing companies to get the data out faster and, in the process, save time and money. And of course, access to information has also changed. In the past, for example, tensile testing of ASTM A36 material was not available on YouTube. LEARN MORE
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