Leak testing for components and assemblies is a requirement in both the automotive and the refrigeration industries, but the leak specifications, methodologies, and associated costs are substantially different.
The Landscape report draws the conclusion that the UK NDT industry and R&D base is already well positioned, but capable of delivering much more value to the economy in the UK and on a more global scale.
“The true measure of a successful NDT training program lies in the student’s ability to demonstrate that the body of knowledge was thoroughly comprehended and that the skills to effectively perform the nondestructive tests have been achieved. This should be the goal of all NDT courses.”
Resonant inspection (RI), the general classification of Resonant Acoustic Method (RAM) nondestructive testing, is commonly used for 100% quality assurance testing of ductile iron cast, powder metal (PM), and metal injection molded (MIM) components, providing a volumetric whole body approach that detects both external and internal structural flaws and anomalies.
Until now, the power of seeing through walls has been reserved for superheroes with X-ray vision. This meant that manufacturers of plastic and composite components often had to cut or break apart a prototype or product to measure and analyze internal features and identify discrepancies.