Leak Testing Verifies Quality

With many leak testing methods to choose from, which is the right one?
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NDT Applications: Creep Testers Advance to the Next Level

When the market for jet engines began to boom, so did the manufacture of creep test frames.
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Cognex Publishes New DPM Verification Report

NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp. has introduced a report titled, Direct Part Mark Considerations: Verification. This free report explains why the quality of a direct-marked 2-D code is so critical to the success of lifetime part traceability, and addresses how manufacturers can assess mark quality and control the marking process.
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Taking Two Directions in Hardness Testing Development

Hardness testing is being strongly affected by manufacturing’s demands for increased hardness accuracy, reduced labor and rapid feedback. Two approaches have emerged for achieving these goals: the automation of each aspect of existing test methods and the application of depth of indentation measurement techniques.
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"X-ray Metrology in Semiconductor Manufacturing" Book Released

DURHAM, UK-Bede X-ray Metrology, a global provider of X-ray metrology systems to the semiconductor industry, announces that a new book titled “X-ray Metrology in Semiconductor Manufacturing” has just been published.
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NDT Applications: X-Cube Compact Inspects a Cast of Thousands and Optimizes Workflow

An X-Cube Compact radioscopic inspection system from GE Inspection Technologies (Huerth, Germany) has helped to optimize inspection workflow and reduce new product development times at BUVO Castings in the Netherlands while supporting the company’s underlying business philosophy of continually investing in state-of-the-art plant and machinery.
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Phasing in New Array Technology

Detecting flaws is a challenge even in the best of times. Interpreting complex patterns on NDT instrument displays can be difficult, and a part’s size, geometry and material makeup can add to the problem. Often, it takes a certified inspector to weed out the good from the bad.
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MISTRAS Holding Group Acquires Code Services

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-MISTRAS Holding Group (MHG) has acquired Code Services, a full-service NDT and pre- and post-weld heat treatment provider with locations in Kentucky and Alabama. Code Services combines NDT inspection with heat treating and has a technical management team with more than 95 years of experience in both fields.
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National Instruments Celebrates 30th Anniversary

AUSTIN, TX-The year 2006 marks two major milestones for National Instru-ments, including its 30th year since inception and 20th year since the creation of NI LabVIEW, the company’s flagship graphical programming software.
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NDT Labs Make Advances

By far the biggest and most consistent users of NDT inspection have been the military and the aerospace industry, closely followed by manufacturers and users of pipelines and pressure vessels. In the past, general industry has not been as aware of the need for such inspection, especially the advantages of using independent NDT lab services.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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