Vol. 4 No. 8

Volume 4, Issue 8

In this issue of QUALITY'S NDT UPDATE:

- News: Applus RTD Acquires CTS

- Web Exclusive: Perform Oversight of the Aerospace Supply Chain

- Feature: Get Excited About Thermography

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Applus RTDApplus RTD Acquires CTS

The Applus RTD Group announces the acquisition of CTS in France, a company specialized in nondestructive testing and inspection (NDT&I) for the oil and gas, chemical and other related industries.

CTS, a French company in business since 1985, is based on the Etang de Berre (near Marseille) with qualified activities for the major oil companies such as Total, Exxon and Shell. Strongly specialized in radiography, CTS has become a key player in NDT&I in France, extending its range of activities, including ultrasonic, magnetic and radiography, to meet the demands of its clients. continue Applus RTD Acquires CTS

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TWI Marks 15 Years of NDT Training in the Middle East

Laboratory Testing Inc. Renews PRI/Nadcap Accreditation for Nondestructive Testing

X-R-I Testing Names Steve Olson to Lead Cleveland Facility


July 26-30           
NCSL International 2009 Workshop and Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  NCSL International, (303) 440-3339.

August 25-27          

NDT in Canada 2009 National Conference, London, Ontario. Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation, (800) 964-9488 ext. 238. http://events.cinde.ca

Sept. 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.


September 28 - October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

October 19-23           
ASNT Fall Conference & Quality Testing Show, Columbus, OH. The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), (800) 222-2768. www.asnt.org

October 25-29          
MS&T 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. The American Ceramic Society, (607) 533-7000. http://matscitech.org



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Find Composite Defects Instantly
Ultrasound cameras are a first line of defense in finding internal composite damage in aircraft structures.

by Robert Lasser

Get Excited About Thermography
Inspection with thermal imaging can be accomplished on a range of budgets, and is particularly useful in the aerospace industry.

by Maggie McFadden

Quality Measurement Conference 2009 Videos on Q-Tube

BENSENVILLE, IL-The first installment of Quality Measurement Conference (QMC) 2009 videos are available on Q-Tube. David Brantley, business development, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems-Clearwater Operations, gives a presentation on the plant's journey to quality success. Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems was recognized as Quality Magazine's 2009 Plant of the Year winner in our large plant division. Also, in the other two videos, the management team from Quality Magazine's 2009 Plant of the Year winner in our small plant division, Personna American Safety Razor (ASR), discusses the company's quality journey and what sets it apart from the competition.




Perform Oversight of the Aerospace Supply Chain

Few industry sectors require the consistent level of safety and reliability that commercial aviation does. Societal acceptance of avoidable aviation accidents will continue to decrease, even though it is statistically well established that air travel is the safest mode of transportation commercially available. All the stakeholders in this economic sector understand the imperative need for passengers to be and feel as safe as possible when boarding an aircraft. Historically, around the world, regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been established to oversee and regulate organizations involved with all the aspects and facets associated with flight safety. One of the most important, influential and visible stakeholders, involved in flight safety, are the so called "repair stations." continue

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