In the field of NDT, industrial ultrasonic testing (UT) is a long-established method. However, new materials and components are finding their way into the industry, requiring continuous technological advances. With stricter regulations, workforce shortages, and rising inspection needs worldwide, the urgency for smarter, more efficient inspection methods is critical.
Dale Norwood of Norwood NDT Consulting describes how he blew the whistle on an NDT company in the 1990s after seeing falsified inspections. He's a 45-year veteran of the NDT industry, as well as the owner of the Norwood NDT Consulting and the author of the recent book, Diary of an Aerospace Whistleblower.
Donald Booth of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing now offers a range of NDT training options for others in the industry. We sat down with him to discuss how training has changed over the years and how to get the most out of your classroom and on-the-job training.
Aircraft wheels are put through aggressive and cyclic NDT inspection protocol and the wheel’s potential for failure has led manufacturers to require various repetitive inspections at regular intervals.
Martin Buena-Franco, automation products manager at The Raymond Corporation, dispels the myths that automation is too cost-prohibitive or complicated and explains how automation could benefit your manufacturing process.
It’s the tiniest defects that are the major problems today.
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