Measuring the Ductility of Metals

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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Industry News: Carestream Health Inc. Acquires Kodak's NDT Group

ROCHESTER, NY-Carestream Health Inc. announces that Eastman Kodak Co.'s former nondestructive testing group is officially operating as part of Carestream Health. Last January, Onex Corp. announced its intentions to acquire Kodak’s Health Group, which included the Nondestructive Testing business, a maker of film and digital imaging solutions for the industrial radiography market. Now that the purchase is complete, the Health Group is doing business as Carestream Health.
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Industry News: Herrmann Ultrasonic Announces Leadership Changes

BARTLETT, IL-Herrmann Ultrasonic Inc., the North American headquarters of the Herrmann Group, announces several leadership developments. Thomas Herrmann, formerly general manager of Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc., returns to Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG to assume the position of CEO sales and finances. He remains president and CEO of Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc.
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Industry News: GE Offers Three Inspection Modalities

BILLERICA, MA-With the incorporation of its X-ray applications laboratory from Cincinnati into its Lewistown, PA, facility, GE Inspection Technologies now offers three modalities of nondestructive testing at one in-house location. GE invested more that $350,000 in 2006 in its Lewistown laboratory.
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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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