Items Tagged with 'flaw detection'

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NDT in Aerospace

Ultrasonic Bond Testing as a Quality Tool

With the growth in the use of adhesive bonding and composites, bond testing is seeing its second wind.
By Dr. Matt Crompton
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The use of adhesive bonding to join metals, composites, plastics and other materials is increasing across many industries.


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Improved Flaw Detection

Technological advancements in distance gain sizing result in greater inspection accuracy and reliability.
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For more than 50 years, Distance Gain Size (DGS) inspections have been performed for the code compliant flaw detection and sizing of welds across oil and gas, power generation and general fabrication applications. They are also used to inspect tubes, pipes, pressure vessels, containers and pumps.


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Ultrasonic Flaw Detection as a Quality Tool

The potential uses of ultrasonic flaw detection in manufacturing operations are numerous and diverse.
By Tom Nelligan
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Some modern technology has ancient roots. Hundreds of years ago, foundry workers used sound waves to test the integrity of metal castings by tapping them with a hammer and listening to the tone of the ring.


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Cracks & Scratches

Detecting of Cracks and Scratches

Machine vision aids in resolving surface flaws.
By Ben Dawson
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Detecting product surface flaws—such as discolorations, burns, cracks, and scratches—is a difficult task for human or machine vision.
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SIUI Flaw Detector

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The Phased Array+TOFD Ultrasonic Flaw Detector SUPOR from SIUI is of high performance, friendly operation, and cost-effectiveness.


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Olympus OmniScan SX Flaw Detector

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The new OmniScan SX from Olympus is a lightweight flaw detector with an easy-to-read 8.4 in. touch screen for displaying its user-friendly and streamlined software interface.
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NDT - Products

Flaw Detector

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Olympus introduced the newest member of the OmniScan® family of flaw detectors, the OmniScan SX.


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NDT - 101

Flaw Detection Gets Smart with Robotic NDT

Robotic eddy current testing promises to improve flaw detection at the same time it reduces in-service failures.
By Bryan Leach
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The recent advent of more affordable industrial robots and controls has enabled the development of fully automated eddy current testing systems that improve flaw detection and reduce inspection costs.


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Quality 101

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors...And Beyond

A history of the discovery of the tools of nondestructive technology.
By Gena Johnson
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If necessity is the mother of invention, then nondestructive testing (NDT) would be among her favorite progeny, at least with the design engineers and manufacturing sect.


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Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors

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The Epoch 1000 Series of digital ultra­sonic flaw detectors includes the Epoch 1000, Epoch 1000iR and Epoch 1000i.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
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