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By Michelle Bangert
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Summer travel season is approaching-for better or worse-and I have several e-tickets sitting in my inbox again. Like many post-Memorial Day travelers, I will be going to Florida. However, unlike most of them, my destination is a manufacturing facility of Lockheed Martin.
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Case Studies: Early Defect Detection

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Kreisler Industries, manufacturer of tube and manifold assemblies for aircraft engines, meets its quality requirements in part through borescope inspection. The company uses Gradient Lens Corp.’s Hawkeye Precision borescopes to inspect weld joints, to ensure the quality of the weld is acceptable and that the part is flight-worthy.
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Back to Basics: Understanding Tensile Testing

By BNP Media Staff
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A tensile test determines how a subject will react while being pulled apart, or, more formally, when a force is applied to it in tension. Industrially, it provides manufacturers with a quick and cost-effective method of assessing quality in production, and designers a tool to physically characterize the functionality of products.
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NDT Today

By BNP Media Staff
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In January of this year, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) conducted a member survey to ascertain, in a general sense, the satisfaction of its membership with existing programs, products and services. And, further, to identify those programs, products and services that members think the society should be providing
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Digital Radiography Revealed

By Thorsten Achterkirchen, Ph.D, Michael G. Farrier, and Gene P. Weckler
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The digital imaging market spaces are mostly serviced by charge-coupled device (CCD), complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), and flat panel image sensor technologies. Each technology serves specific markets with certain advantages.
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The Changing Image of Eddy Current

By BNP Media Staff
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Eddy current inspection can offer significant, practical advantages over other inspection techniques in certain situations. Unlike ultrasonic inspection, there is no need for any couplant; it can be used on wet surfaces and there is no need for consumables, unlike dye penetrant, wet film radiography and magnetic particle inspection (MPI) techniques.
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PANalytical Opens New Offices

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ALMELO, THE NETHERLANDS-Supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), PANalytical opened newly refurbished facilities at its innovation and manufacturing center. Improvements include
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GE Opens NDT Display

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BILLERICA, MA-GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, provider of measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions, has installed a customer-display area at GE Aviation’s Customer Technical Education Center (CTEC, Cincinnati). CTEC is GE
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Radiation Safety Training

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BILLERICA, MA-Thermo Fisher Scientific, provider of handheld XRF analyzers, offers free training on the use of field-portable XRF analyzers for lead and other metals. This training is offered to provide
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Olympus NDT Acquires Pulsecho Inc.

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Olympus NDT Inc. has acquired Pulsecho Inc., a distributor of nondestructive testing instruments located in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Pulsecho Inc. will be integrated into the Olympus sales distribution network as
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