Vol. 4 No. 11

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Volume 4, Issue 11

In this issue of QUALITY'S NDT UPDATE:

- News: ASNT Announces Director at Large Requirements

- Feature: The Changing Role of XRF

- Web Exclusive: Improved Mechanical Testing

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Quality NDT Conference 2010 Call for Papers Deadline Extended

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. This year's conference will focus on measurement issues and measurement in manufacturing environments. Abstracts must be submitted by October 30, 2009. More 

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ASNT Announces Director at Large Requirements

COLUMBUS, OH - The American Society for Nondestructive Testing asks its membership to recommend qualified candidates to serve on ASNT's board of directors. Three directors will be selected this year, each for a three-year term. This important task should be on members' agenda and discussed during section meetings this month. More

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Improved Mechanical Testing

When testing above and below ambient temperature, testing laboratories face many challenges. The test throughput is influenced heavily by the time taken for the temperature chamber, test fixtures and specimens to reach the desired test temperature. All of this is handled automatically by Zwick's latest roboTest system, which controls the temperature based on the pre-set test specification.

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In Memoriam: Allan Ray Putnam

Inspectahire Announces Expansion and New Identity

UT Supervisor Approved as NDT MIL-STD-2132 Examiner


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.

January 18-21           
Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit 2010, Orlando, FL. IQPC, (800) 882-8684.

February 9-11           
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Anaheim, CA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. 

March 22-25               
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando. BNP Media, (888) 530-6714. www.qualitymag.com

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The Changing Role of XRF
As improvements continue in all facets of the technology, the capabilities and performance will continue to increase.

by Jeff Henseler

The Route to Certification
Certifying NDT inspectors not only improves processes and knowledge on the shop floor, but also helps manufacturers stay competitive.

by Jason Scott

Editor's Note: Happy Days

If you're like most Americans, you have been feeling happier these days

by Michelle Bangert

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Nominate the 2010 Quality Plant and Professional of the Year

BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine is currently seeking nominations for the 2010 Quality Professional and Plant of the Year. Take the time to nominate a colleague who has taught you what quality is all about or a plant where quality is a way of life. The deadline is November 2, 2009.  More



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Quality Remix: More on Quality - A Debut Column
This new blog, which will be posted the last week of every other month, will deal with issues of technical competence and ethics as they affect quality. 
by Douglas Burleigh


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