“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.