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X-Ray Detectors

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Dectris introduced three new performance classes; the PILATUS3 R, S, and X series, based on the PILATUS3 Hybrid Photon Counting technology.


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Creaform announced the release of Pipecheck 2.2, its new and upgraded pipeline integrity assessment software.


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UV Inspection System

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Labino AB has introduced a new Ultra-Violet (UV) inspection system called Galaxy, used primarily in Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) and Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI).


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Choose the Right Equipment for Magnetic Particle Inspection

Eight steps to consider in choosing the right system for your inspection.
By Kevin Walker
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Since its origin in the late 19th century when a magnetic compass was used to detect defects in magnetized cannon barrels, the selection of the right magnetic particle inspection system could be challenging.


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The Rebirth of Eddy Current Nondestructive Testing

Advanced techniques such as ACFM and Eddy Current Array are making rapid strides.
By Nikhil Jain
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Eddy current testing (ECT) is a nondestructive testing (NDT) technique used to detect surface and sub-surface defects using principles of electromagnetic induction.


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Measuring the Barely Measurable

Where torque forces to be measured are very small, precision at every point in the testing system is essential.
By Andie Davidson
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So you’ve designed a high performance bearing or friction-free coupling, and the first thing you are asked is: What is its actual restraining torque? You’ve done your best to make something unmeasurable, and now you’re being asked to measure it.


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Handheld XRF Rentals

The answer for short term material analysis interests
By Jeffrey Henseler
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It’s a fairly regular conversation. A contact calls in to discuss the potential of handheld X-ray fluorescence analyzers to solve a testing goal.


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Have Technology Advances Made Nondestructive Testing More Complex?

The manufacturing industry is using additive manufacturing to create large metal parts for aircraft and other complicated shapes.
By Joseph Sorrentino
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The reality is that it would be pretty hard to say “no” to this question. To illustrate this point, I have taken a single new process and analyzed it from a nondestructive test examiner’s point of view.


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Ultrasonic Testing of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Composites

Ultrasonic testing provides a ready and well-established technique for locating and documenting internal flaws.
By Daniel Kass and Tom Nelligan
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As the use of fiberglass and carbon fiber composites in manufacturing has grown, so has the need for reliable nondestructive testing, both in the initial fabrication stage and while in service.


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NDT HEADLINE

ITC To Build Battery Leak Testing Systems in US, China

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A successful "Tryout Progam" has given Involve Test & Control Inc. an opportunity to expand.


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