Laser ultrasonic testing (UT) systems provider PaR Systems’ LaserUT product has been used to perform nondestructive inspections (NDIs) on more than 35, 000 parts produced by Joint Strike Fighter military aircraft vendors and suppliers, including U.S. aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin.
A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
This month 50 Years of Quality takes a look at how nondestructive testing (NDT) has been covered throughout the years. NDT became such an important topic for our readers that a regular special section, NDT including Materials Test, launched in 2003.