Cametoid Technologies Achieves Preferred Supplier Status with Airbus
Posted: 2022-7-30Cametoid Technologies, Inc., the global leader in providing protective Ionized Vapor Deposition (IVD) Aluminum Coatings for manufacturing companies in the aerospace, marine, energy, and utilities industries, announced today that Airbus had granted the company approval to supply IVD Aluminum Coatings (Class 1, 2 and 3, both Type I and Type II) to their manufacturing partners effective April 1st, 2022. Cametoid is now the only IVD Aluminum Coating supplier in the U.S. that has achieved preferred supplier stat...Read More.
NCMS Report Demonstrates Thermography Innovations
Posted: 2022-7-30The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.) has announced the publication of a new report featuring the benefits of large-standoff/large-area thermography (LASLAT), an advanced thermal imaging tool that has expanded the capabilities of non-destructive inspection (NDI). The technology brief highlights how NCMS’ collaborations with a thermography innovator and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) have enabled military aircraft maintainers to enhance the readiness of aircraft in less tim...Read More.
Edmund Optics Expands in Response to Rapid Growth
Posted: 2022-7-30Edmund Optics®, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of optical components, has announced the opening of a new facility in Cherry Hill, NJ, USA. This building, which is less than three miles from the company's headquarters in Barrington, NJ, is necessary to accommodate its growing employee base in response to business demands. The new, 28,000 square foot (~2600 square meters) office will facilitate internal and external collaboration and communication, enhanced services, a lab for specialized technica...Read More.
Percepto Unveils Largest Autonomous Commercial Drone Deployment
Posted: 2022-7-30Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics, today announced it will deploy autonomous drones to monitor Florida Power & Light's substations and power distribution grids across the state. The first electric utility to deploy drone-in-a-box (DIB) technology statewide, the arrangement represents the largest commercial autonomous drone project in the world. It's also the first operation using autonomous drones within an urban setting for infrastructure inspection to ensure quality service...Read More.
Lynx Partners with Google to Support Anthos Bare Metal and Visual Inspection AI Service
Posted: 2022-7-30Lynx Software Technologies (Lynx), a leader in Mission Critical Edge, today announced that the LYNX MOSA.ic platform supports deployment of Google Anthos Bare Metal at the mission-critical edge. This enables delivery of containerized software services from the cloud such as Google Cloud Visual Inspection AI service, providing a validated solution for secure, video-based quality inspection in industrial and energy facilities.
Through this partnership, the new solution enables easy deployment of a) real-ti...Read More.
Futureproof Your Composite Structure Inspections with Time Reversal Technique
Posted: 2022-7-26With the evolution in composite material technologies, aircraft composition has shifted with the commercial aircraft industry incorporating increasingly more composite materials such as CFRP in their structures. And no wonder with CFRP components offering the advantages of being lightweight yet robust. These composite structures are typically shaped in complex and variable geometries. And that’s where the challenge for NDT inspection of CFRP components comes in.
The preferred NDT technology for co...Read More.
Access Granted with Confined Space Entry Inspection Robotic Crawlers
Posted: 2022-7-19We’ve seen a lot of changes over time, but one thing is clear - the use of industrial inspection robots is still in its infancy - especially in some pretty big industries like petrochemical, oil and gas. This is most easily seen with the lack of standards for performing remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) operations with robotic systems. The current standards, where they exist, typically do not preclude the use of robotics – they just don’t say anything about methodologies, or w...Read More.
5 Ways to Gain an NDT 4.0 Edge with X3 Remote Collaboration
Posted: 2022-7-13With cloud-based work tools taking the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry by storm, now is a good time to rethink your company’s communication and work methods. Whereas historically, support for inspectors in the field was limited by technology and access, now wireless connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are expanding the possibilities.
Remote Support and Remote Collaboration Made Possible
The X3 Remote Collaboration Service (X3 RCS) is an app that's available as of MXU v. ...Read More.
Wabtec to Acquire Trimble’s Beena Rail Inspection Business
Posted: 2022-7-12PITTSBURGH, PA – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a leading global supplier for freight and transit rail, announced today the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trimble’s Beena Vision business, a manufacturer of machine vision-based wayside inspection systems for the railroad industry. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and financial terms were not disclosed.
"Beena Vision’s systems, coupled with Wabtec’s TrackIQ portfolio, will create a comprehensive wayside insp...Read More.
API Launches Pipeline Facility Construction Inspection Program
Posted: 2022-7-12The American Petroleum Institute (API) today launched a new certification program for pipeline facility inspection to meet the natural gas and oil industry’s growing demand for inspectors, improve safety and help reduce emissions.
As U.S. natural gas producers and exporters have mobilized to meet rising energy demand and U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) volumes have increased, more qualified technicians are crucial to ensure safety and environmental standards are met. Well trained, highly qualified insp...Read More.