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Inspect with Eddy Current

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Within the myriad of inspection systems and technologies available in the industry that are relatively inexpensive and can be fully automated, one inspection technology stands out-eddy current inspection. It is available to the machining industry in two forms: noncontact and contact.
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Measure Better with Borescopes

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Viewing and quantifying defect damage during a visual inspection has become a critical function of quality control engineers and all borescope operators. This need to quantify inspection data has driven borescope manufacturers to achieve higher levels of system performance.
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Industry News: QCS Offers Contract Sorting and Inspection

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HOLLY, MI-Quantech Contract Sorting Inc. (QCS) offers part inspection and sorting services to the machining and assembly industries. QCS forms the contract inspection arm of NDT Technologies.
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Industry News: TED Appoints Vice President

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TROY, MI-Test Equipment Distributors (TED), a provider of nondestructive testing equipment and services, serving the automotive, aerospace and other industries, names Rick Ballinger vice president.
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Industry News: Illinois Tool Works Purchases Quasar International

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Illinois Tool Works Inc., a designer and producer of engineered components, equipment, consumable systems and specialty products, announces the purchase of Albuquerque, NM-based Quasar International Inc., the inventor of process compensated resonant testing (PCRT), an NDT method.
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Industry News: Conam Receives Safety Recognition

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PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-Mistras Group Inc., a provider of nondestructive testing products and services, announces that Conam Inspection & Engineering Services Inc. received Nadcap (National Aerospace & Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation at its Heath, OH, facility. Also, Conam’s Signal Hill, CA, facility received recognition for outstanding leading and lagging safety indicator performance at ExxonMobil’s Torrance, CA, refinery in 2006.
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Back to Basics: Alloy Analysis with X-ray Spectrometry

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Alloy identification and analysis is an essential aspect of numerous industrial applications, ranging from scrap metal recycling to the manufacture of special steels for aircraft engines. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is one method that can be used for alloy analysis. The advantages of XRF have established the technique as an industry standard.
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Tech Showcase: Which Hardness Test Works?

By Steve Wichelecki
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Used to check material uniformity or processing treatment, most hardness tests employed in quality control applications yield numerical values based on a material’s resistance to indentation under the conditions imposed by the particular test. Resistance to scratching and the measurement of the amount of energy absorbed by a material when struck by a falling object also are measures of hardness.
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NDT Applications: Helium Leak Tested Integrity

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Titan Metal Fabricators Inc. (Camarillo, CA), a designer and manufacturer of heat exchangers, pressure vessels and related products for the steel, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, was commissioned to construct a 90-foot-long, 5-foot-diameter pressurized column for a customer. The column was to be used for the containment of pressurized hydrochloric acid at a high temperature. Before the column could be delivered to the field, it had to undergo leak testing that would verify its conformity to applicable requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and stringent customer demands.
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NDT Back to Basics: Radiographic Technologies

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For more than a hundred years, industrial manufacturers have been using film-based radiographic techniques (RT) for a full range of inspection needs, from aircraft testing to weld qualification. But in today’s digital world, radiographers are seeking more efficient methods of accomplishing the inspection cycle by using computed and digital technologies for nondestructive testing.
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