Back to Basics: Understanding Tensile Testing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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Universal Testing Machine

The 1000HDX Universal Testing Machine features a dual test space for tension, compression, bend, shear and flexure testing on high strength materials.
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X-Ray Sensitive Imaging Camera

The Shad-o-Box 1024 Hi-Res is an X-ray sensitive imaging camera that uses the company’s RadEye X-ray specific digital image sensor.
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