The Dryscan 410D is a digital flaw detector for the nondestructive testing of high-technology materials such as composites, hybrids and honeycomb structures found throughout industries such as aerospace, aviation and marine.
Radiography, the use of ionizing electromagnetic radiation for object imaging, can be used for the nondestructive testing of subjects in many industries. Radiographic inspection methods are employed for flaw detection in castings, weldments, solid propellants, missile hardware and finished assemblies, as well as many other applications. Test subjects can range in size from microminiature electronic parts to large rocket motors.
ROCHESTER, NY-Dave Waitt has joined Carestream Health Inc. as area sales manager, western region, for the company’s Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Solutions Group, designer and producer of film and digital imaging solutions for industrial radiography.
BILLERICA, MA-GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, provider of measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions, has installed a customer-display area at GE Aviation’s Customer Technical Education Center (CTEC, Cincinnati).
PAOLI, PA-Provider of sensors and sensor-based instruments and calibration systems, Ametek Inc. has acquired Newage Testing Instruments, manufacturer of hardness testing equipment used in a range of industries, including aerospace, oil exploration and defense.
ALMELO, THE NETHERLANDS-Supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), PANalytical has opened newly refurbished facilities at its innovation and manufacturing center.
Summer travel season is approaching-for better or worse-and I have several e-tickets sitting in my inbox again. Like many post-Memorial Day travelers, I will be going to Florida. However, unlike most of them, my destination is a manufacturing facility of Lockheed Martin.
Kreisler Industries, manufacturer of tube and manifold assemblies for aircraft engines, meets its quality requirements in part through borescope inspection. The company uses Gradient Lens Corp.’s Hawkeye Precision borescopes to inspect weld joints, to ensure the quality of the weld is acceptable and that the part is flight-worthy.
A tensile test determines how a subject will react while being pulled apart, or, more formally, when a force is applied to it in tension. Industrially, it provides manufacturers with a quick and cost-effective method of assessing quality in production, and designers a tool to physically characterize the functionality of products.