Using Non-Destructive Testing to See Inside the Nose of an Aircraft

May 23, 2012
Radio signals reach pilots on board an aircraft through the "radar dome", the rounded nose of the aircraft. But if errors occur during the production of this "nose"- tiny foreign particles, drops of water or air bubbles-this can impede radio traffic. In the future, a non-destructive testing system will identify just such imperfections during production.

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Annual NDT & Quality Salary Survey Shows Industry's Returning Strength

May 23, 2012
Despite the struggling national economy, compensation levels for NDT and quality professionals continued to climb over the past year, although at a slower pace than in previous time periods.
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Thermon Opens Manufacturing Facility in San Marcos, TX

May 23, 2012
SAN MARCOS, TX-In April, Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:THR) ("Thermon"), opened a new manufacturing building at its primary production facility in San Marcos, TX. The expansion was completed over the
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X-R-I Testing Opens Testing Facility in Duncan, SC

May 21, 2012
TROY, MI-X-R-I Testing, a provider of nondestructive testing (NDT) services to the aerospace, automotive and power generation industries nationwide, has opened a new testing facility in Duncan, SC. The new
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Frost & Sullivan and Quality Magazine Launch Survey to Gain Insights into the NDT Industry

May 8, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-In the frenetic pace of today's industrial and manufacturing environment, nondestructive testing (NDT) plays a critical role in maintaining quality and ensuring human safety and environmental protection. With
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ASTM Nondestructive Testing Committee Approves Standard for Acoustic Emission Testing

April 26, 2012
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--ASTM International Committee E07 on nondestructive testing has developed a new standard for recertifying gas-filled pressure vessels used aboard aircraft for fire suppression. The new standard, ASTM E2863,
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Sterling Partners Completes Majority Investment in Desert NDT

April 24, 2012
ODESSA, TX-Desert Industrial X-Ray, an independent, privately held nondestructive testing (NDT) company, has received a majority investment from Sterling Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm with approximately $5 billion in
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SGS Performs NDT for Eurovision Song Contest Press Center

April 18, 2012
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-SGS is pleased to announce that in February 2012 it was awarded a contract to perform nondestructive testing (NDT) of the new press center being built for the Eurovision
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XRF Calibration Standards: Options for Coating Thickness Measurement

April 9, 2012
If an organization relies on accurate coating thickness measurements in its quality control process, then it is more than likely familiar with ED-XRF technology.
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Materials Analysis: Fluorescent Quality

April 9, 2012
New applications in quality control and the development of novel fluorescence probes, particularly those based on expressed proteins, have greatly increased the sensitivity requirements of fluorescence spectroscopy.
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