Embry-Riddle to Host Inspection Drone Forums
Posted: 2018-7-24Drone enthusiasts looking to start their own business and aviation media seeking insider knowledge of how industry is using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to inspect and protect are invited to attend two presentations by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. They will be held during this year’s annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. occurring July 23-30.
"Starting a sUAS Business" (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Forum Stage 8) will examine how to e...Read More.
GE Renewable Energy Acquires WMC Wind Turbine Blade Test Center
Posted: 2018-7-24GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks' time subject to certain pre-completion conditions.
The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry in Netherlands and elsewhere.
LM Wind Power plans to expand and deve...Read More.
Spirit AeroSystems Advances Use of Robotics for Quality Inspection of Large-Scale Aerospace Structures
Posted: 2018-7-23Spirit AeroSystems today announced its engineers have combined a wide range of robotics hardware and software technologies to meet the complex needs of inspecting the company's composite aerospace components such as fuselages, wings and substructures.
"Typically, inspections for meeting customer requirements have been done by large, fixed systems that are difficult to adapt to new applications," said Dan Caughran, Spirit vice president, Global Quality. "Our new approach is built around two industrial rob...Read More.
AMRC Sheffield Develops Optical Scanner for Inspection of Composites
Posted: 2018-7-23A 3D optical scanner upgraded for the automated inspection of composites is being put through its paces at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to see how it can improve shop floor productivity for the automotive and aerospace industries.
The Hexagon Blaze 600A uses three high-resolution cameras to capture digital imagery to generate 3D models of measured parts. Its enhanced projection technology means it can be used to scan shiny, black and composite materials withou...Read More.
Ploughshare Innovations to License X-Ray Tech to Axi-Tek
Posted: 2018-7-23Ploughshare Innovations has agreed a license deal with Axi-Tek Ltd for a novel x-ray technology which will be used to develop the next generation of safe and rapid inspection equipment.
Developed by the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the new technology produces higher resolution images while simplifying product design.
The first product to take advantage of the new technology will be the Axi-Tek CSI-100 which will make the inspection of aircraft components quicker and easier due to...Read More.
DEKRA Expands Benelux Coverage with Acquisition of Industrial Safety Group
Posted: 2018-7-23International expert organization DEKRA is expanding its industrial portfolio in the Benelux countries. DEKRA is acquiring the Industrial Safety Group headquartered in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. The consulting company specializes in safety coordination, occupational health and safety advisory and support in all industries.
The Industrial Safety Group, which comprises the companies Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, operates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The company is an industry leader ...Read More.
Image Scan to Acquire Todd Research
Posted: 2018-7-23Image Scan (AIM:IGE), the specialist supplier of X-ray screening systems to the security and industrial inspection markets has announced that, subject to the approval of its shareholders at a General Meeting on 7th August, it will acquire Todd Research Limited, a UK based designer, manufacturer and supplier of X-ray scanners, across a diverse range of public and private market channels. The seller is Supply 999 Holdings Ltd.
Image Scan is familiar with Todd Research’s products and, under a distribution a...Read More.
Boeing and SparkCognition Team Up for AI
Posted: 2018-7-23Boeing has announced it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, SparkCognition, to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions.
Boeing and SparkCognition will use artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to track unmanned air vehicles in flight and allocate traffic corridors and routes to ensure safe, secure transportation. Through the collaboration, they will also provide a standardized programming interface to support package delivery, in...Read More.
Creaform and Olympus Partner with Pipecheck Software for Corrosion Monitoring
Posted: 2018-7-23Routine corrosion monitoring in pipelines just got easier. Olympus now offers Pipecheck™ Analyze software from Creaform®, a solution that provides advanced tools for corrosion monitoring. Using phased array data from an OmniScan® flaw detector, the software enables you to gain an accurate, realistic evaluation of your pipeline’s integrity.
1. Get More Data
More data can lead to greater confidence in your pipeline assessment. Having the true wall thickness data from your flaw detector is good, but the in...Read More.
New Inspection Services in Madrid, Spain
Posted: 2018-7-20After five years of rapid and continuous expansion, we are happy to announce that Innerspec Technologies Europe has moved to a new facility in Madrid (Spain). The new office is located in Loeches (Madrid), conveniently located 20 minutes from Madrid-Barajas airport and 30 minutes from downtown Madrid by car. Have a look at our new office at https://youtu.be/iAtt8crQI_k
The new office has more than 1,100 sqm of combined shop and office space, and includes a dedicated classroom and hands-on training area...Read More.