Eddy Current Testing and Its Role in Improving the Long Term Reliability of Aircraft

Consistently monitoring cracks for advances in their growth is important to maintain aircraft safety, and eddy current inspection can be used to achieve this.

Nondestructive testing (NDT) of aircraft is essential to the continued safety of passengers.

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Ultrasonic Bond Testing as a Quality Tool

With the growth in the use of adhesive bonding and composites, bond testing is seeing its second wind.

The use of adhesive bonding to join metals, composites, plastics and other materials is increasing across many industries.

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TÜV Rheinland Opens New Lab in Pennsylvania

The company expands testing capacity, offering custom tests to better serve clients.

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Lee Company To Create Up to 200 Jobs

Gov. Malloy announces expansion of Lee Company in Connecticut.

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Fatigue Crack Growth Testing 101

A testing method to determine the rate of growth of a crack under repeated loading.

We are all acquainted with the various ways that materials break when they are loaded past their limit: the brittle snap of a plastic part or the tearing of a pop top tab are the familiar results of a large overload.

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Multi-Sensor Metrology with X-ray Computed Tomography

X-ray computed tomography is an appropriate technology for complete acquisition of components without part preparation or destruction.

Inspection is a critical element of any product development. In addition to dimensional inspection, evaluating products increasingly involves the inspection of free-form surfaces that are not relevant to the function.

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Testing Metals and Advanced Materials in Aerospace

Expert testing support provided to the aerospace sector includes developing innovative and bespoke fatigue testing solutions on materials varying from base metal alloys to highly-engineered reinforced composites.

Since the beginning of human aviation history, failures caused by engineering fatigue have been a common cause of structural failures.

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Wire Crimp Pull Testing in the Aerospace Industry

Wire crimp pull testing is an important step in assuring the proper functioning of products within the aerospace industry.

In the defense and civilian aerospace industries, wire harnesses are liberally employed in aircraft fuselages, avionics, engines, ground support equipment, and other products.

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SonoLab Locations Receive ISO Certification

Three labs received accreditation within the last six months.

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Scheib Joins Imperium

Imperium, Inc. announces Randall Scheib as Global Sales Director.

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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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