Japan's Mitsubishi Materials Reveals More Product Data Falsification
Posted: 2018-2-18Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said Thursday it has uncovered more instances of product data falsification at its subsidiaries in a protracted scandal that has tarnished the image of Japanese manufactures.
According to an internal probe by the corporation, its subsidiaries Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Tachibana Metal Co. and Diamet Corp. were all found to have manipulated inspection data.
Mitsubishi Aluminum shipped products with falsified data to 115 companies, while Tachibana Metal Co. dispatched products w...Read More.
Lavender and Skills Training UK Unveil Apprenticeship Standards
Posted: 2018-2-18Lavender International are excited to announce that we have entered a strategic partnership with innovative skills and employability provider, Skills Training UK (STUK), to deliver two of the NDT Apprenticeship standards.
Lavender International will deliver approved NDT training as a sub-contractor to Skills Training UK, in order to provide ether PCN or EN4179 certification in the NDT Operator Apprenticeship and NDT Engineering Technician Apprenticeship. This will include delivering NDT methods such as ...Read More.
ZEISS Signs Strategic Partnership with Xnovo
Posted: 2018-2-18The ZEISS Microscopy business group announced today that it has signed an exclusive strategic partnership agreement with Denmark-based Xnovo Technology ApS, a company that develops innovative software-based 3D X-ray imaging and analysis solutions. The two companies have already been working together over the past two years. This strategic partnership is targeting to further advance and expand the laboratory-based diffraction contrast tomography technique, commercialized as LabDCT, on ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa....Read More.
Panasonic Develops Industry' First 8K Global Shutter Organic CMOS Image Sensor
Posted: 2018-2-18Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a new technology which realizes 8K high-resolution (36M pixels), 60fps framerate, 450k high-saturation electrons and global shutter  imaging with sensitivity modulation function simultaneously, using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). In this OPF CMOS image sensor, the photoelectric-conversion part and the circuit part are independent.
By utilizing this OPF CMOS image sensor's unique structure, we have been able ...Read More.
Clemson Professor Develops Damage Sensing Skin for Aircraft and More
Posted: 2018-2-18A three-ply "skin" that can sense damage and report it to operators in real time before the damage causes a problem has been developed. Conversely, it can also report when it’s still in operational condition and doesn’t need to be replaced.
The human body is a remarkable machine. When it’s damaged, it sends pain signals ("ouch!") to the brain as a kind of damage report. In response, we engage in "maintenance" by attending to the injury before it worsens. Imagine being able to transfer that kind of sentie...Read More.
UAVOS Unleashes Heavy-Lift Electric Drone on Inspection Market
Posted: 2018-2-18UAVOS INC. has completed the test flights of SURVEYOR-HE Unmanned Aerial System with UVH-EL drone, equipped with an electric engine unit. The unmanned helicopter has increased performance with carrying capacity, flying range, and extended temperature range.
UVH-EL UAV is a multipurpose helicopter with fully automatic take-off, flight and landing designed for a payload of 11-13.2 lbs (5-6 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of only 55 lbs (25 kg). The flight duration in this light configuration is 45 minut...Read More.
Tomsk Polytechnic Developing Thermal Detection of Concrete Degredation
Posted: 2018-2-18Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with specialists from NTC Tekhnika proposed thermal non-destructive testing to inspect reinforced concrete supports. It enables efficiently and quickly detecting the corrosion of steel reinforcement hidden behind the concrete shell of the supporting structure. Developers have already studied 14 reinforced concrete supports in Tomsk region. The outcomes of the study were published in Applied Sciences.
TPU Professor Vladimir Vavilov, the head of...Read More.
Agility NDE Announces Partnership with Proceq and Abbey Spares
Posted: 2018-2-15Serving the Scottish and Irish NDT markets, Agility NDE are focused on providing un-paralleled service and local support throughout these regions and are proud to kick off 2018 with a new partnership working with Proceq and Abbey Spares Ltd in Scotland.
Proceq, in collaboration with official reseller Abbey Spares in Worcestershire, have provided a first-class sales and calibration service in the UK over many years and continue be at the forefront of the hardness testing market. Founded in 1954, Proceq is...Read More.
Oceanscan Adds Eddyfi TSC PACE System to Rental Fleet
Posted: 2018-2-7Oceanscan, Inc. now offers Eddyfi TSC PACE™ Systems in Rental Fleet. ACFM® continues to gain positive recognition in the field of advanced NDT and the PACE™ System provides more flexibility and in a lightweight instrument. PACE™ embodies robust, user-centric, ergonomic features; with a high-contrast toughened screen, long battery life and supported by a new generation of software. Ensuring high levels of data integrity and assurance, PACE™ will be setting new standards for the non-destructive testing for su...Read More.
NDTMA 2018 Las Vegas Starts February 13
Posted: 2018-2-6The Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA) will be holding their Annual Conference at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, NV February 13-15, 2018.
A technical NDT session as well as sessions on management and regulatory issues are included in the conference. A four-hour business primer seminar on Infrared Thermography will be conducted on Tuesday, February 13, and a four-hour seminar on Improving Employee Retention and Productivity will be conducted on Friday.
Presentations on a variet...Read More.