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NDT Applications: Montupet Maintains Quality

June 1, 2007
Two Vector 2-D eddy current inspection instruments from GE Inspection Technologies (Huerth, Germany) are helping Montupet (Livonia, MI) to maintain the high quality manufacturing standards involved in the production of aluminum cylinder heads at its Belfast factory. By using the Vector 2-Ds to provide 100% inspection, Montupet is ensuring that it adheres to its rigorous quality policy.
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Ultrasonics Offers Flexibility

June 1, 2007
Whether for quality control in the manufacturing environment or for ensuringthe integrity of in-service structures or components, in all sectors of industry,accurate, reliable and repeatable inspection is a vital tool. There are manyinspection modalities and no single technique offers a comprehensive solutionto all inspection needs. However, ultrasonics is probably the most flexible of all modalities.
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Scratch Test

June 1, 2007
The new ASTM standard for scratch adhesion testing, ASTM C1624, covers the determination of the adhesion strength and failure modes of hard, thin ceramic coatings on metal or ceramic substrates. Scratch testers can be used for industrial quality control as well as scientific research. They should allow both lightly skilled operators and more experienced personnel to use the instrument to characterize the mechanical properties of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) coatings.
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Measuring the Ductility of Metals

June 1, 2007
Ductility is defined as the ability of a material to deform plastically before fracturing. Its measurement is of interest to those conducting metal forming processes, to designers of machines and structures, and to those responsible for assessing the quality of a material as it is being produced.
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Tech Showcase: The Right Borescope

June 1, 2007
Industrial borescopes generally fall into two categories: rigid borescopes and flexibleborescopes, also known as fiberscopes. The type of borescope employed is contingenton the application. These devices are used in a number of industries to attainquality assurance, enabling inspection for manufacturing defects withoutnecessitating part destruction. They also are used in equipment maintenance programs,eliminating the need for teardowns when checking for defects.
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Industry News: Comet Names New Head of HR

June 1, 2007
FLAMATT, SWITZERLAND-The board of directors of the Comet Group, a manufacturer of components and systems for the growth markets of inspection, security, electronics and communication, appoints Pascal Weyermann as new head of human resources and member of the executive committee. Weyermann has an extensive track record of achievement in strategic and operational human resources management.
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Industry News: Olympus NDT Launches Fourth Book

June 1, 2007
WALTHAM, MA-Olympus NDT has decided to publish a fourth book on phased array ultrasonic testing.
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Industry News: PANalytical Craftsman Wins Award

June 1, 2007
ALMELO, THE NETHERLANDS-Frans Schaeken, a cathode assembler in PANalytical’s X-ray tube factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has been awarded the 2006 Ir. Noordhof prize in recognition of his exceptional craftsmanship in engineering.
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Industry News: Mistras Appoints Director of Training, Certification

June 1, 2007
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-The Mistras Holdings Corp. announces the appointment of Michael Allgaier as director of training and certification.
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Industry News: Mistras Holdings Corp. Becomes Mistras Group Inc.

June 1, 2007
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-The Mistras Holdings Corp. has announced its name change to Mistras Group Inc. Accompanying this change is the formal unveiling of a new corporate identity that was developed by its employees, reflecting Mistras’ growth and multinational, multifaceted nature of its business.
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