Conam Adds to Its High Energy X-Ray Capabilities

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-Conam Inspection & Engineering Service announces an upgrade of their Auburn, MA, facility’s in-house radiographic capabilities from the installation of a 4 million electron volt (MEV) X-ray unit.
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Mistras Acquires Controlled Vibrations Inc.

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-Mistras Group Inc., provider of nondestructive testing products and services, has acquired Controlled Vibrations Inc. (CVI, Doylestown, PA).
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Quality NDT Conference Approaches

BENSENVILLE, IL-The Quality Measurement Conference (formerly MMCW) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2008, with the inaugural Quality NDT Conference taking place in conjunction.
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From the Editor: On the Road

Once again, business trips led me to Florida and Michigan. A recent Thursday and Friday were spent in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and on Monday I was back at the airport at dawn for my flight to Detroit.
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Back to Basics: Industrial Computed Tomography

Industrial computed tomography (CT) is a unique nondestructive evaluation technique for inspecting interior structures of test objects. While computed tomography has long been used by radiologists for medical diagnostics applications, industrial CT brings the same technique to inspection applications.
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Motion Control Makes Testing Easier

For an ISO 10328 test system, Orion Test Systems & Engineering Inc. chose RMC75 two-axis motion controllers manufactured by Delta Computer Systems Inc. to excersice the device under test.
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On-line XRF for Fast Alloy Analysis

Innov-X installed two Fox-IQ On-line XRF analyzers at Sandvik Materials Technology. The analyzers are totally automated elemental analysis systems that provide fast, positive material identification.
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Advances in Videoscope Technology

Borescope and videoscope technologies have advanced dramatically since their beginnings. As such, a refresher of borescope technology evolution may be in order.
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Magnetic Particle Inspection Explained

Magnetic particle inspection is a nondestructive test method that provides for the detection of linear, surface and near surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic (material that can be magnetized) test materials.
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Fast Flaw Detection

Ultrasonic flaw detection has been a valuable quality assurance tool for decades. Since the 1940s, inspectors have used the laws of physics that govern the propagation of sound waves through solid materials to detect hidden cracks, voids, porosity and other internal discontinuities in metals, composites, plastics and ceramics.
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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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