Held Sept. 10-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place, the AM resources at IMTS include the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and a second AMT's Emerging Technology Center focused strictly on additive manufacturing, both located at the entrance to the West Building in an expanded exhibit space.
The 34th annual metrology conference takes place July 24-25 in Reno, NV
July 20, 2018
The course is a first-of-its-kind, condensed preparatory course designed to assist and inform students in the topics covered within the Coordinate Measurement Society’s (CMS) Level-One Certification for 3D Metrology.
Luminator Technology Group is a family of brands that manufacture passenger information signs, lighting, and display solutions for bus, rail, and aerospace industries. Based in Plano, Texas, Luminator serves a broad customer base in North America and throughout the world.
Until recently, such sophisticated quality automation processes and capabilities required big investments in manufacturing systems beyond the reach of smaller manufacturers. However, current trends have brought commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions into the SME market.
Each day, facilities across the globe turn to nondestructive testing (NDT) to verify the reliability of parts or materials without causing damage. One of the most popular of these methods is magnetic particle inspection (MPI)—a form of NDT that uses magnetism to detect surface and near-surface defects, cracks, seams or stress points in ferromagnetic materials before parts and materials are placed into service.
A major milestone in Digital NDT was reached this February— the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E07.11 subcommittee published the new ASTM standard E3147-18 on DICONDE Interoperability. This new standard should help further establish DICONDE in Digital NDT environments and increase the benefits of its use.
On April 20, three days after a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the death of a passenger, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency airworthiness directive that requires operators of CFM56-7B engines with more than 30,000 flight cycles to perform a one-time ultrasonic inspection of all 24 fan blades to detect cracking.