Aerospace manufacturers are continually striving to reduce the running costs of their components through reduced weight, improved efficiency or longer service periods, making them more attractive to their market.
Resonance for material analysis. I know, you’re wondering, “What is this guy thinking?” Material analysis has always lived in the Met Lab and tensile strength has always been determined through good old fashioned destructive testing.
Computed tomography (CT) scanners are a popular choice for inspecting both the external and internal geometry of parts — finding inclusions, voids and flaws that could cause failure or underperformance.
Before we explore the question that seems to be on the minds of those in the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry and every other industry these days—Should we move our data to the cloud?—let’s discuss some background on how we got to this point in NDT.
With the economic recovery that has taken place in the U.S. following the “Great Recession” that began in 2008, employment and compensation levels in the nondestructive testing (NDT) and quality inspection industries have also shown resilience.