Deep Learning and Machine Vision for Next-Generation Inspection
Posted: 2019-11-20Combining machine vision and deep learning will give companies a powerful mean on both operational and ROI axles. So, catching the differences between traditional machine vision and deep learning, and understanding how these technologies complement each other – rather than compete or replace – are essential to maximizing investments.
Over the last decade, technology changes and improvement have been so much various: device mobility… big data… artificial intelligence (AI)… internet-of-things… robotics… bl...Read More.
Mitutoyo Corporation Enters X-ray CT Market
Posted: 2019-11-20Mitutoyo Corporation (headquarters: Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Japan; President: Yoshiaki Numata) has signed a marketing agreement with analytical, measuring instrument and industrial machinery manufacturing giant Shimadzu Corporation. Henceforth, Mitutoyo will add Shimadzu Corporation’s dimensional X-ray CT system XDimensus 300 to its sales line-up in Japan. XDimensus 300 is the flagship model, boasting the highest level of accuracy in Japan, with a maximum permissible indication error of ±3.8 to 9.8 μ...Read More.
IAEA and Italian Society for Non-Destructive Testing Monitoring Diagnostics Sign Agreement
Posted: 2019-11-20On 10 September, the IAEA and the Italian Society for Non-Destructive Testing Monitoring Diagnostics (AIPnD) signed Practical Arrangements, establishing a framework for future cooperation in the application of non-destructive testing (NDT) between the two organizations. The first such Arrangements developed between the Agency and the AIPnD, the document covers a period of three years, from 2019 to 2022.
The Practical Arrangements were signed on behalf of the IAEA by Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General a...Read More.
Celebrating 10 years of Advancing NDT: Eddyfi was created 10 years ago
Posted: 2019-11-13From a young start-up then, Eddyfi Technologies has become a Group and a key player in the NDT Equipment business. Eddyfi now features 6 brands, over 475 employees, and customers in more than 110 countries.
Eddyfi started in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 recession with the humble ambition to change the NDT industry. To achieve it, it adopted a hi-end / advanced positioning and a mission to ‘’push the limits NDT Technology’’.
Eddyfi defined its culture and values around its passion for technology, foc...Read More.
Ultrasonic Steel Weld Testing with Sonotec
Posted: 2019-11-13Ultrasonic testing is one of the most common methods for the non-destructive inspection of materials. One of the biggest advantages of this method is that it does not harm the human operator. Ultrasonic testing uses mechanical vibrations, in the form of ultrasonic waves, to search for internal discontinuities; the working principle is similar to the sonar technology, which was actually the predecessor to ultrasonic flaw detectors. Today, the technique is well established in the industry, having been used si...Read More.
CorrosionRADAR Secures £1m for Corrosion Under Insulation
Posted: 2019-11-11CorrosionRADAR, which supplies the world's longest range Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) monitoring technology, has secured a £1m investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with additional funds from Mercia and private investors, alongside grants from the Government's Innovate UK and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre.
A spin-out from Cranfield University, CorrosionRADAR's patented system enables the move away...Read More.
Zain Drone Enters Memorandum of Understanding with Baker Hughes
Posted: 2019-11-11Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and North Africa, announces that its fully owned subsidiary Zain Drone, has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) to provide digital inspection services in the MENA and Turkey region. The agreement was penciled on the sidelines of the 24th World Energy Congress held in Abu Dhabi, UAE and will allow the two entities to explore ways in which they can offer full inspection capabil...Read More.
Christmas Comes Early - Zain is Bringing It to the Drone Wars
Posted: 2019-11-11Supporting Government and Security Forces against growing threats that drone technology makes possible
Anti-Drone solutions offered by Zain Drone assist governments and security forces to identify and passively sense unauthorized drones that are threatening safety, security and privacy. This is achieved by using a combination of proprietary multi-sensor detection sensor technology, enterprise-grade network, real-time alerts and collection of digital evidence. This ensures governments and security forces ...Read More.
NDT Solutions to Partner with Invert Robotics
Posted: 2019-11-11NDT Solutions, a long-established USA Aerospace Nondestructive Testing (NDT) service group has teamed with the innovative Invert Robotics company from New Zealand in a joint venture certain to change the process of aircraft inspection at the In-Service, OEM and Maintenance levels.
Invert’s remotely controlled robot employs a patented suction mechanism that adheres and traverses a range of aircraft surfaces made of aluminium, carbon or glass-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP and GFRP). This unique process al...Read More.
Plastics Pipe Institute Publishes Case Study for Plastic Pipe NDT
Posted: 2019-11-11Historically, inspection of plastic pipes, fittings and joints comprised visual inspection and conformance testing to the applicable standard. These methods are well proven as proactive measures that help ensure a quality plastic pipe system.
As with most industries, technology continues to evolve, driving continuous improvements in the knowledge base, methods and measurement techniques. This is now reflected in the growing use of non-destructive test methods and evaluation within the plastic pipe indus...Read More.