Copper Foil Surface Roughness for 5G Printed Circuit BoardsThe rapid spread of mobile phones has driven innovation in mobile communication systems such that the system undergoes a major technological overhaul approximately every ten years. This evolution began in the 1980s with the first mobile communication system (1G) using analog mobile phones. The second generation (2G) brought email and the Internet to mobile phones, while the third generation (3G) provided high-speed, large capacity communications. The fourth generation (4G) brought even higher speeds and lar...Read More.
Eddyfi Acquires Dynamic Risk Eddyfi/NDT announced today the acquisition of Calgary-based Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc. ("Dynamic Risk"), a market leader in providing technology-enabled integrity risk management and compliance services and software to the energy sector. The company has 115 employees and additional offices in Houston, USA. Dynamic Risk will remain a separate entity and become Eddyfi/NDT’s fourth platform and business unit.
As a pre-eminent market expert, Eddyfi/NDT believes in the value of focusing on client...Read More.
Advances in Testing Spur Adoption of Composites for Rig RepairABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement to offer an innovative ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) solution that supports the expanded use of composite materials on offshore assets to extend service life.
Developed to test the heat shield on the Orion space capsule, this is the first proven nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technology that can successfully scan layered composite material for defects, offering unprecedented visibility into the integrity ...Read More.
Creaform Releases Handyscan 3D Silver Creaform, the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the latest addition to its HandySCAN 3DTM line-up offer, the SILVER series. With more than 5000 users already, this proven, trusted and patented technology is the industry standard in portable metrology-grade 3D scanners. It will now be available at an accessible price for professionals looking to grow their business by acquiring state-of-the-art measurement solutions.
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AI Identifies Defects in Turbine BladesComputer scientists at Loughborough University have developed a new tool that uses AI to analyse images of wind turbine blades to locate and highlight defects.
The system has been ‘trained’ to classify defects by type such as crack, erosion, void, and ‘other’ which could lead to faster and more targeted responses.
Current methods of inspection require engineers to carry out manual examinations, which entails capturing a large number of high-resolution images. These inspections are time-consum...Read More.
Curtiss-Wright and Dolphitech Partner to Provide Turbine O&M ServicesCurtiss-Wright and dolphitech have partnered to provide predictive turbine maintenance and blade inspection services to the domestic and international wind market.
The collaboration pairs Curtiss-Wright’s StressWave and PdP Pattern Recognition software platforms with dolphitech’s next-generation dolphicam2 ultrasonic inspection technology to provide users with a comprehensive view of their wind turbine blade health.
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ANYmal Robot Put to Work Inspecting BASF FacilityRobot maker ANYbotics has unveiled its collaboration with BASF, one of the largest global chemical manufacturers, which involves the use of the ANYmal robot for inspections at Ludwigshafen, Germany. (See video below.)
The two companies say the collaboration "displays the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments".
On production floors, robotics and manufacturing have gone hand-in-hand for decades. But on ind...Read More.
New Nondestructive Optical Technique Reveals Hidden StructuresMost people know mother-of-pearl, an iridescent biomineral also called nacre, from buttons, jewelry, instrument inlays and other decorative flourishes. Scientists, too, have admired and marveled at nacre for decades, not only for its beauty and optical properties but because of its exceptional toughness.
"It’s one of the most-studied natural biominerals," says Pupa Gilbert, a University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor who has studied nacre for more than a decade. "It may not look like much —...Read More.
Famous Face Gets a Lesson on Surveying and UTGCygnus Instruments was founded in the 1980s in the South West of the UK by a marine surveyor to supply equipment to the surveying industry that was small, rugged and produced quick, accurate and reliable results.
Mr John Heath, a highly experienced and respected Marine Surveyor with over 40 years experience is also the current Technical Director for the IIMS. John recalls using his first piece of Cygnus equipment back in the 1980s. "I certainly remember using the very large oscilloscopes, pencil and tr...Read More.
Zetec Introduces the EMERALD Phased Array Ultrasound SystemZetec Inc., a global leader in nondestructive testing solutions, today introduced EMERALD, an advanced compact, industrial phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) system with the most powerful and versatile Total Focusing Method (TFM) image processing capability in its class.
Designed for rugged environments and challenging nondestructive testing applications in oil and gas, power generation, manufacturing, in-service railway and aerospace, EMERALD delivers a wide range of intelligent features. They inclu...Read More.