Quality Magazine

Vol. 4 No. 1

February 5, 2009

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Volume 4, Issue 1

In this issue of QUALITY'S NDT UPDATE:

- NDT Launches New Blog

- Laboratory Testing Inc. Promotes NDT Personnel

- Unconventional NDT

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TUV Rheinland Acquires Non-Destructive Testing Services

NEWTOWN, CT-TUV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., supplier of testing, assessment and certification services, has acquired Non-Destructive Testing Services (NDT), a full-service material inspection company based in Grand Rapids, MI.

"With the addition of Non-Destructive Testing Services, we can extend our capabilities to address the growing demand for material testing services among our customers," says Stephan Schmitt, president and chief executive officer of TUV Rheinland North America Holding Inc.





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NDT Blog

NDT Launches New Blog

BENSENVILLE, IL - NDT announces the inclusion of a new blog, Key to Quality, on its Web site, www.ndtmag.com. In his blog, Joseph Sorrentino, CEO of Lean Quality Systems Inc. (Dana Point, CA), will focus on AS9100C in depth and other issues relating to the manufacturing industry. Readers are invited to create an online dialogue via comment threads, or by e-mailing with questions or comments. READ BLOG

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Last Chance for ASNT Mentoring Award Nominations

COLUMBUS, OH - The ASNT Section Operations Council award for outstanding mentor, past or present, was established to recognize those people in ASNT working to encourage others to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought and to serve as an example of what can be accomplished by mentoring.  LEARN  MORE

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Instron Announces NADCAP Compliant Alignment Verification

TWI Continues Expansion in South East Asia

ASNT Travel Reimbursement Available for Students



February 10-12, 2009           
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Anaheim, CA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

February 23-25, 2009 
Intermediate SmartGD&T for Design, Manufacturing & Inspection, San Jose, CA. Multi Metrics Inc., (888) 422-3423. www.multimetrics.com

March 9-10, 2009                 
17th Annual International Conference on ISO 9000, Orlando. International Conference on ISO 9000, (866) 500-3383. www.iso9000conference.com

March 11-12, 2009                    
2009 Lean & Six Sigma Conference, Orlando. International Lean & Six Sigma Conference, (866) 500-3383.  www.6sigmaconference.com

March 11-12, 2009                
AM Expo/ATX South, Charlotte, NC. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

March 30-April 2, 2009           
WESTEC, Los Angeles. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (800) 733-4763. www.sme.org 

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.






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ITI Logo    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.

For additional information visit our Web site at www.scopes.com. 


Laboratory Testing Inc. Promotes NDT Personnel

HATFIELD, PA-Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a testing and calibration laboratory, has promoted a number of long-term employees to supervisory positions in its nondestructive testing (NDT) department, which is made up of five key service areas: ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing.

The department's previous supervisor, Rich Goodwin, has been promoted to nondestructive testing manager, and supervisors have been appointed to each of the five service areas. LEARN MORE




Carestream Health

Carestream Health Hires Canada Sales Manager

ROCHESTER, NY-Carestream Health Inc., provider of X-ray products to a variety of industries, announced its nondestructive testing group has added Glenn Snell as sales manager for nondestructive testing (NDT) products in Canada.

Snell, who has more than 24 years of experience in the field of imaging, will focus on strengthening Carestream Health's NDT presence in the Canadian market, working with customers and dealers across the territory to manage business development in digital and film radiography. LEARN MORE

Derek ShepherdNew Non-Executive Director for Ashtead Technology

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - Ashtead Technology is pleased to announce that Derek Shepherd has joined the board as a non-executive director. The appointment of Derek Shepherd brings a wealth of additional asset rental experience to the Ashtead Technology board. Shepherd is a main board director of Aggreko plc. For the last 10 years, he has been managing director of Aggreko International, one of the key drivers of Aggreko's recent growth. Under his leadership, its revenues have grown from £35m to £500m.


Unconventional NDT
by Michelle Bangert

Less commonly used NDT methods may be the best choice for the application.

With nondestructive testing (NDT) methods ranging from visual examination, liquid penetrant testing, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonics and eddy current, there is likely an NDT method to fulfill the application requirements.
Liquid penetrant testing may be the most widely used NDT method, and is often used in aerospace applications. But just because a method is popular, does not mean it is right for every application. READ MORE

Quality Blogs

Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing--and we want your feedback!

Learning with Lecky: Keep it Close
Beware of outsourcing prototype design. In the present economy, outsourcing of design is a common choice.
By Ned Lecky

Jim's Gems: Efficiency or Effectiveness?
The words effectiveness and efficiency are used often and, at times, there seems to be a fine line between the two terms.
by Jim L. Smith 
Managing Expectations: Great Expectations
A quality or a management system is ultimately designed to manage expectations at all levels.

by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix: Hear what your colleagues have to say!
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