A collection of articles and information covering non-destructive testing and materials testing.



Landscape Report Demonstrates Importance of NDT to the UK Economy

The Landscape report draws the conclusion that the UK NDT industry and R&D base is already well positioned, but capable of delivering much more value to the economy in the UK and on a more global scale.

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Ultramag Inspection Services Expands

Plans are for a new two-story facility, which will cater for the continued growth in NDT.

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RF System Lab Finds Abundance of New Inspection Camera Customers

The company announced a number of new inspection camera customers in a wide variety of industries.

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American Society for Nondestructive Testing Names New Executive Director

Bereson brings twenty years of executive experience in the nonprofit sector.

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H Scan International Acquires UK-based Advanced Ultrasonic Services

Specialised inspection and engineering services company, H Scan International Inc, acquired UK-based advanced ultrasonic services company Lateral Wave Limited.

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The Need for Quality NDT Training

NDT training is an essential foundation of personnel qualification.

“The true measure of a successful NDT training program lies in the student’s ability to demonstrate that the body of knowledge was thoroughly comprehended and that the skills to effectively perform the nondestructive tests have been achieved. This should be the goal of all NDT courses.”

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Using Resonant Inspection NDT-RAM as a Process Assessment

Process variations due to manufacturing variables can present as much of a challenge—if not more—as structural defects themselves.

Resonant inspection (RI), the general classification of Resonant Acoustic Method (RAM) nondestructive testing, is commonly used for 100% quality assurance testing of ductile iron cast, powder metal (PM), and metal injection molded (MIM) components, providing a volumetric whole body approach that detects both external and internal structural flaws and anomalies.

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Industrial Computed Tomography Scanning

From part analysis to reverse engineering, industrial CT scanning offers fast, nondestructive metrology and validation.

Until now, the power of seeing through walls has been reserved for superheroes with X-ray vision. This meant that manufacturers of plastic and composite components often had to cut or break apart a prototype or product to measure and analyze internal features and identify discrepancies.

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More Zoom in Stereo Microscopy

This class of microscopes remains extremely useful in a multitude of applications.

Stereomicroscopes have characteristics valuable in situations where three-dimensional observation, depth perception, and contrast are critical.

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Sciemetric Unveils New Leak Testing Technology

The new technology offers faster cycle times and accuracy.
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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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