Vol. 4 No. 4

Volume 4, Issue 4

In this issue of QUALITY'S NDT UPDATE:

- News: Ohio Department of Health Approves New Radiography Rule

- Web Exclusive: A Solution for NDT Inspection

- Feature: X-ray Adds Value

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Applus RTD UK Ltd. Becomes Triple ISO-certified Inspection Provider

Global inspection and nondestructive testing specialist Applus RTD has become the first firm in its sector to achieve three key industry benchmarks from the International Organization for Standardization.

Applus RTD UK Ltd. has secured ISO 14001 certification in recognition of its environmental management standards - in addition to the ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 18001 occupational health and safety accreditation it already holds. LEARN MORE

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Get your complimentary "Understanding Tube Inspection Technology" Poster!  A great reference and learning tool from Olympus NDT, a world leader in the manufacture of innovative nondestructive testing instruments. This new wall poster presents tube inspection technologies in a concise and clearly manner with easy to read illustrations.

Tube_Inspection  Also available is a new "Tube Inspections Probes and Accessories" Catalog.  We invite you to browse this catalog to find out more about Olympus probes for tube inspection and their applications.


Key to Quality: NDT as a Lifelong Passion
by Joseph Sorrentino

Nondestructive testing is one of my greatest passions, and has held great importance for me during my career.

When I entered into the United States Navy in 1963, I was sent to a nine-week training course on pipefitting and sheet metal work at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. During the course, I was first trained in how to mathematically lay out piping systems and sheet metal ventilation systems, then I was given exercises and a written and practical test of my knowledge.

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BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine has launched the Quality Magazine Group on business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn ( www.linkedin.com). It is a place to discuss measurement, test, inspection, analysis and quality management challenges and solutions. LEARN MORE

Current Issue




Ohio Department of Health Approves New Radiography Rule

Signalysis Announces Reseller Agreement with American NDT

The South West School of NDT Continues to Expand


May 4-7           
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 4-7           
Quality NDT Conference (QNDTC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 4-7           
Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 18-20 
ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Minneapolis. American Society for Quality (ASQ), (800) 248-1946.

May 19-21 
EASTEC, Springfield, MA. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (313) 425-3000.

June 9-11  
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association, (734) 994-6088.

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Quality Measurement Conference Offering Registration Deal  

ORLANDO, FL-The 2009 Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), May 4 to 7, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL, is offering a savings of 50% for a second attendee when you register another attendee. Register Now!


Editor's Note: The Good Old Days
At the risk of sounding 50 years older than I am, it seems that they don't make cars like they used to. Or at least according to my automotive technician, cars today aren't what they used to be, and my car specifically.

by Michelle Bangert





A Solution for NDT Inspection

A growing number of application specialists are turning to a highly adaptable and flexible technology of high-speed low coherence interferometry to obtain real-time high-resolution 3-D measurements as well as surface mapping and characterization. Choosing an optimal NDT method for a lab or industrial application involves considerations such as:

  • sample size, shape and material
  • the speed and degree of precision required in the measurements
  • the ease of use and flexibility of the inspection technology in the target environment LEARN MORE
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    Revision to the B46.1 Standard on Surface Texture Measurement 

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    X-ray Adds Value
    by Bahman Zoofan 

    The capability of X-ray computed tomography (CT) to extract multiple slices from an object and then develop a 3-D-reconstructed volumetric image has proven to be a powerful tool in quality control. The technique can be used in different branches of industry where conventional radiography fails to reveal all the hidden flaws because of the inherent complications of X-ray beam alignment LEARN MORE

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