Swift response by NDT Team Enables Ship to Keep Schedule
Posted: 2020-11-1When a shipping company needed fast overnight action to ensure the integrity of new welds carried out on a ship moored overnight in the U.K.’s Manchester Ship Canal, non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist Responsive Ltd was able to act in time for the vessel to head out into the Irish Sea the next day to keep to her planned schedule.
Before the vessel could leave her mooring, new welding on a water tank needed to be checked to make sure it complied with all marine industry safety standards and th...Read More.
Avonix Imaging Expands with New Inspection Services Laboratory in Texas
Posted: 2020-10-22Avonix Imaging, headquartered in Maple Grove, MN, is proud to announce the opening of a new X-ray Imaging Services laboratory near Dallas, TX. The office in Irving, TX provides 2D X-ray Imaging and 3D CT Scanning services to clients in the Dallas, TX and surrounding areas.
The laboratory operates a number of Advanced X-ray / CT Systems capable of handling a wide variety of part sizes and materials to best serve the needs of their customers in the region.
Critical manufacturers in the Aerospace, Additi...Read More.
Seattle Sees Opening of New NDT Player
Posted: 2020-10-21We are pleased to announce a new player in the NDT supply market, Alban NDE LLC.
Alban NDE will now head up new and existing customer sales for ETher NDE and Baugh & Weedon products in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Alban NDE will also be working with the existing American, Canadian, and Mexican distribution partners of these two UK based NDT equipment manufacturers.
The focus at Alban NDE is to coordinate and deliver responsive customer service, smooth product support/delivery along with being geogra...Read More.
Voliro Closes Seed Round for Drone-based UT and More
Posted: 2020-10-21Zurich, Switzerland, September 22, 2020 - Voliro AG, a spin-off from ETH Zurich founded in 2019 and currently accelerated at Wyss Zurich, today announced the closing of a CHF 2.0 million seed round to develop advanced flying inspection robots. A very strong consortium took part in the round led by Alpana Ventures, with participation from BackBone Ventures, Zürcher Kantonalbank, and a group of very prominent Swiss Angels.
Regular inspection of aging critical infrastructure such as bridges, silos, storage ...Read More.
Berg Engineering Professionals Talk About their Journey in NDT
Posted: 2020-10-21Berg Engineering & Sales Company, Inc. provides equipment and services for industrial testing. As US infrastructure deteriorates and investments in new projects lag, NDT will be critical for cost-effective maintenance of existing bridges, buildings, and structures. The aerospace, manufacturing, and energy industries are equally in need of NDT expertise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the NDT field will grow by 6-7% in the next few years. To meet this growing demand colleges and companies in the in...Read More.
ZEISS Installs New Shop Floor Measuring Solution
Posted: 2020-10-21ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions will install ZEISS AICell trace at a premier electric vehicle manufacturer in North America in 2020. The correlation-free measuring cell is the most accurate, shopfloor car body robotic process and quality control system on the market. It achieves ISO 10360-8 stated accuracies while operating in extreme environments and offers the industry's widest temperature operating range.
The dual, 7-axis robotic system was designed to measure 400 dimensional features faster than a...Read More.
How How the 4IR is Driving Energy Innovation in the Real World
Posted: 2020-10-21From the rollout of intelligent machinery to the industrial deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the world is undergoing a fundamental transformation that is creating new possibilities. Technologies once confined to the realms of science fiction are now an integral part of life. For the energy industry, these new technologies can help us achieve breakthroughs in efficiency, safety and reducing CO2 emissions.
In discussions about the future, ours is an industry too often portrayed as bein...Read More.
NIST Builds Neutron Camera That Can Penetrate Surfaces
We experimentally demonstrate that electrically neutral particles, neutrons, can be used to directly visualize the electrostatic field inside a target volume that can be physically isolated or occupied. Electric field images are obtained using a spin-polarized neutron beam with a recently developed polarimetry method for polychromatic beams that permits detection of a small angular change in spin orientation. This Letter may enable a new diagnostic technique sensitive to the structure of electri...Read More.
VIA Software For Quality Inspection in Manufacturing
Posted: 2020-10-21Vision AI software company, Neurala, has announced the launch of its Neurala VIA (Vision Inspection Automation) Authorized Partner program, to help manufacturers leverage the power of vision AI to improve quality inspection and adapt to fluctuating consumer demand. Neurala VIA Authorized Partners are a global network of integrators and distributors with expertise in helping manufacturers adopt automation and implement Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Neurala’s channel program brings broader adoption and a...Read More.
Ultrasonic Thickness Gaging of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers
Posted: 2020-10-20Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) – more commonly known as "scrubbers" – are currently being installed on thousands of vessels worldwide in order to comply with the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. And as a recent innovation within the maritime industry, they have not been without some early issues, including EGCS corrosion. The wash water from scrubbers, now containing pollutants it has filtered, is acidic and therefore highly corrosive. The effects of the acidic nature of the corrosive scrubber wash water on the i...Read More.