Digital shearography—also called digital speckle pattern shearing interferometry
—has been widely accepted by industry as an efficient non-destructive testing
(NDT) tool for composite material. A laser illuminates the object under test, and
the speckle pattern reflected from its surface is recorded. This is repeated when
the test object is under stress, and the stressed and unstressed speckle patterns
are compared to produce a fringe pattern.
The gradient of a deformation field is measured dir
Advanced Photonix® (NYSE MKT: API), the leading supplier of terahertz systems
to industry, announced today that it has received full certification from
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to use the UL Listing Mark for the T-Gauge®
system. Along with the UL Listing the Company also received an internationally
recognized CB Test Certificate. This is the first and only Terahertz system in the
world to receive the UL Listing Mark.
The newest product in the API T-Ray® family, the T-Gauge® system, is robus
William C. Plumstead Sr., president, CEO and principle nondestructive testing
engineer (NDT) Level III of Plumstead Quality and Training (PQT) Services Inc.,
Greenville, S.C., has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from ASTM
International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing.
A member of ASTM International and E07 since 1970, Plumstead was honored by
the committee for his distinguished service and dedication to the advancement
of quality in the nondestructive testing industry through sta
NOVACAP Technologies III L.P. ("Novacap") is pleased to announce that Novacap
and Desjardins Venture Capital Inc. (collectively the "Private Equity Shareholders")
have completed the sale of Creaform Inc., to AMETEK, Inc. a leading global
manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices for
approximately $120 million US.
Novacap and Desjardins Venture Capital made their original investment in
Creaform in 2009. Based in Levis, near Quebec City, Creaform grew substantially
TÜV Rheinland will showcase its full-service portfolio for wind energy at the
2013 EWEA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main from November 19-21. The full range of
wind energy services comprises project certification in accordance with the BSH
standard, type and component certification as well as manufacturing surveillance
and quality assurance for manufacturers. In addition to certification, specialized
services such as wind coating inspection will also be presented to visitors. With
TÜV Rheinland's ma
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials adds to its production line-up of superb quality,
ultra-high resolution computed radiography systems with the US debut of the
DynamlxTM HR2 and corresponding Dynamlx VU software at the 2013 American
Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) Annual Conference, November 4-6 at
The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The compact, user-friendly DynamlxTM/Dynamlx
VU system optimizes image detail, quality, and accuracy while streamlining the
inspection process, providing a top-cla
Veracity Technology Solutions, an AGC Aerospace and Defense company, has
deployed a new advanced inspection system for GE Frame 7 gas turbines that
fully meets the inspection requirements issued by General Electric in early
GE issued a technical information letter outlining inspection requirements for
detecting rotor forward shaft dovetail cracks in its 7F gas turbine compressor
wheels. Cracks were recently detected in two units on the pressure face of the R0
dovetail area of the whe
Pure Technologies completed a 47 kilometer (29 miles) inspection of the Lake
Huron Primary Water Supply System’s Pipeline A using the SmartBall® and
PipeDiver® inspection platforms in October, 2012.
After two successful inspections of the 1200-millimetre (48-inch) water
transmission main, LHPWSS commended Pure's staff for their effort.
"The staff members at Pure Technologies were extremely professional and their
level of expertise with respect to PCC pipe is phenomenal. Truly, they are le
Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has earned renewal of Nadcap accreditations in
Nondestructive Testing and ISO/IEC 17025 compliance with Merit Status. LTI has
been awarded 18-month merit status for many years, but received an extended
24-month accreditation term for the most recent nondestructive testing renewal.
"This special recognition is based on the results of our recent nondestructive
testing and quality system audits, as well as our past audit history with the
Performance Review Institute.
An innovative method for the quality inspection of hot surfaces is used on an
industrial level for the first time: A major Turkish steel producer is optimizing
the production of high speed-compatible rails with the method that has been
developed in Austria. The method is based on laser light section technology,
which facilitates the non-contact examination of surfaces that are still hot.
Hence defects in the surface structure can be detected at an early point of time
in the production process