Vol. 4 No. 10

Volume 4, Issue 10

In this issue of QUALITY'S NDT UPDATE:

- News: NACE International to Co-sponsor Materials Science & Technology 2010

- Web Exclusive: To Rent or Buy?

- Application: Ultrasound Locates Leaks

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ASNT Invites Members to Vote on Bylaws

COLUMBUS, OH - The board of directors approved submitting bylaws amendments to the membership. These will be presented for consideration by the membership at the October 19, 2009, annual business meeting. In accordance with the bylaws, all voting members of the society have an opportunity to vote by letter ballot prior to the meeting. Ballots were mailed to members the week of August 17. Ballots must be received at ASNT headquarters by October 4, 2009. LEARN MORE

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In the series of three technical reports from KEYENCE, the first contains technical information on zoom lens design, performance and use. Included are details and diagrams on lens characteristics and mechanics, depth-of-field, numerical aperture, and illumination techniques. How various methods enhance image quality is presented. A second report, "Reasons Why Engineers Choose the VHX-600," expands on the advanced technologies in the VHX-600 Generation-II. A third report contains a collection of application images. Download all three

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NACE International to Co-Sponsor Materials Science & Technology 2010

HOUSTON-The four partnering organizations of North America's comprehensive forum for materials scientists and engineers, Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), have announced that NACE International will co-sponsor MS&T 2010, to be held in Houston next October 17 to 21, 2010. LEARN MORE

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Key to Quality: The Risk Analysis Approach
What you need to know before establishing an NDT inspection laboratory.

by Joseph Sorrentino


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September 29 - October 1         
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

October 3-7                
Infusion 2009, San Antonio, TX. InfinityQS, (703) 961-0200.

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 21-23
Carl Zeiss IMT User Group Conference 2009, Maple Grove, MN. Carl Zeiss IMT, (800) 327-9735.

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

November 3-5           
Vision 2009, Stuttgart, Germany. Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, +49 (0)711 185600. www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision    

November 9-11       
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417.

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Back to Basics: Nondestructive Materials Testing
by Dr. Kent Rhodes and Mary Stellmack

Microscopy is a key analytical method in materials analysis. Today's modern techniques are often nondestructive, or require minimal amounts of material for analysis.

Conducting successful microanalytical materials testing, however, requires specialized technical skills and state- of-the-art analytical instrumentation that in-house quality control laboratories typically do not possess. In these cases, many materials manufacturers look to independent laboratories with the necessary skills and instrumentation for help. LEARN MORE

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Tech Showcase: Leak Testing Options
Today's market offers a range of choices in leak testing instruments.

by Michelle Bangert


Ultrasound Locates Leaks
Ultrasonic leak detection has been used for a variety of applications, ranging from energy reduction, by locating compressed air leaks, to quality assurance inspections, such as locating wind noise and water leaks in automobiles.

NDT conferenceQuality NDT Conference 2010 Call for Papers

BENSENVILLE, IL-Proposals are being accepted for the 3rd annual Quality NDT Conference, to be held March 22 to 25, 2010, at Marriot World Center, Orlando. The conference seeks presentations and hands-on professional learning workshops about technology advancements, applications case studies and operational management concepts. Abstracts must be submitted by October 16, 2009. Submitters will be notified of acceptance by November 30, 2009, and completed presentations must be submitted by February 8, 2010. more





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