NDT Exclusives

The Ultrasonic Inspection of Submarines

January 29, 2010
In 2005 the USS San Francisco (SSN-711) had a problem, and collided with an undersea mountain, damaging the submarine’s forward ballast tanks and sonar dome.
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Better Borescope Measurements

November 3, 2009
Over the years there have been many methods of conducting remote visual inspection measurements with the use of a video borescope. Unfortunately, some of these methods are frequently confusing and may lead to inaccurate borescope measurement due to lack of training or improper use.
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Improved Mechanical Testing

October 1, 2009
With sales of more than $1.3 billion, Hexcel (Stamford, CT) is an advanced structural materials company and a global enterprise with 17 manufacturing sites in Europe, the United States and China.
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To Rent or Buy?

August 3, 2009
Imagine this situation: You are standing in the power tools section of your local hardware store gazing longingly at the dazzling array of equipment with which you could transform your home into something worthy of a Bob Vila masterpiece.
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Perform Oversight of the Aerospace Supply Chain

July 1, 2009
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.
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Choose the Right Extensometer for Every Materials Testing Application

June 24, 2009
In materials and component testing the range of applications where extensometers are used is extremely diverse. As a result, the technical requirements for these devices are multifaceted, and there is no single device that satisfies all needs.
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A Solution for NDT Inspection

March 31, 2009
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.
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State-of-the-Art Ultrasonics

February 5, 2009
Ultrasonics is the newest of the nondestructive testing technologies. It was not until World War II that industrial ultrasonic inspection became an accepted inspection tool.
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Art Conservation with Computed Radiography

October 17, 2008
The value of radiographic imaging in nondestructive testing practices is indisputable.
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Easier Hardness Testing

March 12, 2008
Hardness testing is an important part of quality and many factors need to be considered for this type of test, as seemingly small factors-thickness, size, location-can have a big impact.
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