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Olympus Provides Hands-On Nondestructive Testing Instruction to Engineering Students
Olympus recently donated OmniScan™ flaw detection equipment to LeTourneau University to support the next generation of nondestructive testing (NDT) inspectors. Olympus phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) specialists Curtis Dickinson and Rob Frashefski traveled to the campus in Longview, Texas to offer students in-person instruction.

The class they visited, Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing, is a senior level course that teaches engineering students the theory and practice of NDT methods. Using the OmniScan equipment to demonstrate, the Olympus experts discussed PAUT theory and practice with the students in the Welding/Materials Joining Engineering program. "It was a great experience getting to learn about ultrasonic phased array and how to maximize the use of the equipment in our studies," said Amber Van Duyn, Welding Engineering Junior.

About LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University is a Christian polytechnic university where rigorous engineering is taught through an immersive, hands-on learning approach in a vibrant faith community. The Department of Welding/Materials Joining Engineering is part of the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) degree programs and offers concentrations in Materials Joining Engineering.

To learn more about LeTourneau University, visit https://www.letu.edu/.

About Olympus

Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping to detect, prevent, and treat disease; furthering scientific research; and ensuring public safety.

Olympus’ Industrial Solutions range from industrial microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing technology and X-ray analyzers. These products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment and natural resources, Olympus technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of industrial infrastructure and facilities. For more information, visit www.olympus-ims.com.


Olympus application specialist Curtis Dickinson (center) instructs students Miguel Gonzalez (left) and Amber Van Duyn (right) on proper inspection methods with phased array ultrasonic inspection technology.
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