NTS Wins the 2021 ACG Innovation Growth Award
Posted: 2021-8-23National Technical Systems, Inc. ("NTS"), the leading independent provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, received the prestigious ACG Orange County Innovation Growth Award.
Every year in May, the chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in Orange County recognizes and honors a select group of companies who have demonstrated outstanding growth in nine different categories. Winners were announced during the 26th Annual ACG Orange County Awa...Read More.
Recent Non-Destructive Testing Developments for Steel Structures
Posted: 2021-8-23The construction industry is responsible for consuming around 50% of the steel produced globally, given its strength and ability to be shaped into a myriad of different building components such as beams, channels, columns, and sections that support high loads without excessive sagging. It is essential that these building components and other prestressed steel constructions, for example, cables and aerospace components, are inspected post-production and receive long-term health and condition monitoring when ...Read More.
Cleared for Takeoff
Posted: 2021-8-23A 30-year program that made flying safer through continued innovations in airplane inspection, maintenance and airworthiness research has ended its tenure at Sandia National Laboratories.
The Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Assurance Center, or AANC, operated by Sandia for the FAA, is moving to the National Institute of Aviation Research at Wichita State University to combine with another long-standing FAA center. The planned move supports shifts in structure at both Sandia and the FAA.
Ardenna Rail-Inspector Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Posted: 2021-8-23Ardenna (www.ardenna.com), a leader in image processing and machine learning software that automatically extracts objective and quantitative data from industrial inspection imagery, today announced the availability of Ardenna Rail-Inspector in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Ardenna customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. Customers will also be able ...Read More.
FAA Forms Committee to Devise Unmanned Drone Regulations
Posted: 2021-8-23US aviation regulator the FAA is forming a committee to help devise the regulations that will manage the operation of unmanned drones beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight. Head of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administrator) Steve Dickson announced the new Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations (BVLOS) drone operations aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) last week during his keynote at the FAA’s virtual UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Symposium.
He said, "The new ARC will help the agency develop a re...Read More.
NDT 4.0 – Automated Interpretation of Industrial X-ray Images (Video)
Posted: 2021-7-31With digital X-ray detectors and highly automated inspection systems, manufacturers can significantly optimize their quality control and assurance processes. However, due to the higher throughput of parts, the evaluation and interpretation of X-ray images can become an expensive bottleneck.
Advanced technologies such as automated defect detection (ADR) and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to significantly reduce the cycle time required per component. Depending on the test standard and requ...Read More.
Reliance on Accretech Precision
Posted: 2021-7-31Following Accretech’s development of what it claims to be the world's first hybrid detector with dual sensor technology, the company is experiencing increased sales of its cutting-edge surface roughness and contour measuring instruments.
In addition to the innovative operating principle enabling the efficient measurement of workpiece roughness and contour at the same time, the new technology delivers high levels of precision. After recently purchasing an Accretech Surfcom NEX 100 measuring instrume...Read More.
FAA Forms Committee for Unmanned BVLOS Drones
Posted: 2021-7-31US aviation regulator the FAA is forming a committee to help devise the regulations that will manage the operation of unmanned drones beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight. Head of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administrator) Steve Dickson announced the new Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations (BVLOS) drone operations aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) last week during his keynote at the FAA’s virtual UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Symposium.
Dickson said, "The new ARC will help the agency develop...Read More.
A Robotics Showcase
Posted: 2021-7-31James Kell, innovation specialist at Rolls-Royce and member of the Robotics Growth Partnership, updates us on the robotics project that is set to improve costs, time and safety in after-market aerospace engineering.
Back in 2019, the National Robotics Network invited me to speak at the Robotics & AI Industry Showcase - the KTN event that brings together the entire UK robotics and AI industry to share ideas and innovations that have the potential to benefit other sectors.
As an Innovation Specialis...Read More.
Above Partners with Leading Universities to Develop Next-Generation Drone Technology
Posted: 2021-7-31Above, the global leader in aerial inspection services and software, today announced a project with the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department at Loughborough University (LU) and the University of Essex (UoE). The partnership will enhance the research and development in autonomous drones for solar plant inspections. The project named "Follow PV’ will be funded by Innovate UK to develop cutting-edge drone robotics for autonomous, fast, ultra-high-resolution solar plant inspections.
"It’s cle...Read More.