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Lavender International Director retires after overseeing succession plan

20/06/2018 Lavender International Director retires after overseeing succession plan

Jill Thompson, a Director at Lavender International NDT, has announced her retirement from the business after a successful career overseeing the organisation’s succession plans and promoting diversity in the workplace and the engineering sector as a whole.

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Tax, legal and counselling helpline for members of BINDT

18/06/2018 Tax, legal and counselling helpline for members of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Through its relationship with Hospital & Medical Care Association (HMCA), a major provider of membership benefits exclusively to associations and members, BINDT is able to offer its members a legal, tax and counselling helpline.

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15/06/2018 New Vice President appointed for FlawTech

FlawTech, a world leader in flaw specimen manufacturing technology based in Concord, North Carolina, USA, providing flawed specimens to the global NDT industry, has announced the appointment of Ricky L Morgan as its new Vice President.

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The latest products and technology were available from 38 exhibitors

14/06/2018 Attendance exceeds expectations for BINDT three-day aerospace experience 2018

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) hosted its biennial Aerospace Workshop, Aerospace Event and exhibition from 10-12 April 2018 at the BAWA Centre, Filton, Bristol, UK.

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The FLIR A65 thermal camera

13/06/2018 Smart leak detection for oil and gas pipelines

FLIR Systems has published an application note that describes how IntelliView, a Canadian specialist video analytics company, has developed a smart camera solution based on a FLIR thermal camera to remotely and automatically monitor oil pump stations for leaks.

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Ashtead Technology adds bracelet pipe scanner to rental fleet

12/06/2018 Ashtead Technology adds bracelet pipe scanner to rental fleet

In response to an increased demand for the ability to inspect pipes of smaller diameter, Ashtead Technology has added the Phoenix Bracelet Scanner and the latest custom phased array probes to its fleet of rental NDT instruments.

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VisiConsult expanding on a global scale

11/06/2018 VisiConsult expanding on a global scale

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH is expanding its international coverage through new additions to the representative network and the opening of new subsidiaries.

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07/06/2018 New advanced ultrasonic NDT training course available

IMechE Engineering Training Solutions (ETS) is launching a new course for critical defect sizing using ultrasonic phased array, to be delivered at the Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield, UK, with course dates set to be available from this summer.

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Computed tomography for process control in manufacturing

06/06/2018 Computed tomography for process control in manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia has installed a Nikon Metrology computed tomography (CT) system at its facility in Florida, USA, to help control the AM process. The company is a global leader in the technology, providing a high-end design-to-production sub-contract service to customers in the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas sectors, among others.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre becomes Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence partner

05/06/2018 Manufacturing Technology Centre becomes Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence partner

ASTM International has announced that the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), based in Ansty Park, Coventry, UK, is joining ASTM International’s recently-announced Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing. MTC will be the first non-US founding partner and is supported by leading research organisations across Europe.

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M2M joins the Eddyfi Technologies family of brands

04/06/2018 Eddyfi Technologies confirms acquisition of M2M

As a world leader in advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection technologies, Eddyfi Technologies has confirmed the acquisition of M2M, a renowned developer and manufacturer of phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) instruments for NDT.

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Sercal sponsors next generation of automotive engineers

01/06/2018 Sercal sponsors next generation of automotive engineers

Promoting non-destructive testing (NDT) methods to young engineers has always been important to Matt Day, Non-Destructive Testing Equipment Sales and Business Development Manager for Sercal.

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Lavender International NDT backs ‘Year of Engineering’

15/05/2018 Lavender International NDT backs ‘Year of Engineering’

Lavender International NDT has announced its backing of the government’s Year of Engineering, as it continues to raise awareness of engineering, and specifically NDT, to young people by providing hands-on demonstrations to local schools and colleges.

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TWI Canada offers CSWIP certification using Zetec phased array UT platform

14/05/2018 TWI Canada offers CSWIP certification using Zetec phased array UT platform

TWI Canada has long been at the forefront of training and certification in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry. With demand for skilled NDT technicians on the rise, both in the country’s oil & gas industry and for supporting CANDU nuclear reactor refurbishments, the organisation is now using the Zetec TOPAZ phased array ultrasonic testing (UT) platform and UltraVision® 3 software in its CSWIP certification training programme.

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Airbus launches advanced hangar inspection drone

11/05/2018 Airbus launches advanced hangar inspection drone

At MRO Americas, Airbus is demonstrating for the first time a drone-based, innovative maintenance tool – Airbus’s Advanced Inspection Drone – for use inside a hangar, which accelerates and facilitates visual checks, considerably reduces aircraft downtime and increases the quality of inspection reports.

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VisiConsult has developed a free smartphone app

10/05/2018 VisiConsult develops free NDT X-ray app with extensive features

VisiConsult has developed a free smartphone app ‘NDT X-ray Toolbox’, which is designed to make the daily work of NDT technicians and X-ray users easier.

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TWI is launching a new non-certification course for advanced UT software

09/05/2018 New advanced UT software course

In addition to the new data analysis certification courses for phased array (PA) ultrasonic testing (PAUT) and time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), TWI is launching a new non-certification course for advanced UT software.

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Zetec to host webinar on eddy current array technology in aerospace

08/05/2018 Zetec to host webinar on eddy current array technology in aerospace

 Zetec Inc will host a one-hour webinar on how the latest advancements in eddy current array (ECA) technology can improve the accuracy, speed and cost-effectiveness of non-destructive testing techniques in the aerospace industry.

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Acoustic emission testing market – global forecast to 2023

04/05/2018 Acoustic emission testing market – global forecast to 2023

The acoustic emission testing (AET) market is expected to be worth US$349.9 million (approximately £246.8 million) by 2023, from US$245.8 million (approximately £173.4 million) in 2018, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.32% between 2018 and 2023.

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HBM moves to world-class testing facility

03/05/2018 HBM moves to world-class testing facility

HBM, a market leader in the field of test and measurement, has announced its relocation to Millbrook Proving Ground, Europe’s leading facility for vehicle testing.

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North Star Imaging appoints Metrology Product Innovation Manager

02/05/2018 North Star Imaging appoints Metrology Product Innovation Manager

North Star Imaging has announced that Valentina Aloisi has been hired as its new Metrology Product Innovation Manager.

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New partnership with TWI fills skills gap with NDT apprenticeships

01/05/2018 New partnership with TWI fills skills gap with NDT apprenticeships

Independent training provider Skills Training UK has teamed up with TWI (The Welding Institute), a global leader in technology and engineering, to provide specialist apprenticeships training in the materials testing sector, helping to address a growing skills gap and encourage more young people into the industry.

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Agility NDE announces partnership with Proceq and Abbey Spares

19/04/2018 Agility NDE announces partnership with Proceq and Abbey Spares

Serving the Scottish and Irish NDT markets, Agility NDE is focused on providing unparalleled service and local support throughout these regions and is kicking off 2018 with a new partnership working with Proceq and Abbey Spares Ltd in Scotland.

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Variohm EuroSensor’s application customised sensors

18/04/2018 Variohm EuroSensor’s application customised sensors bring cost and performance benefits for OEMs

Variohm EuroSensor delivered its one millionth customised sensor in December 2017. The Towcester-based sensor and transducer specialist has steadily expanded its in-house design and manufacturing service, which is complemented by a comprehensive standard product range as well as distribution partnerships with leading global sensor component suppliers.

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry meets students

17/04/2018 Silverstone Park welcomes start of Silverstone Experience project and drive for new engineers

Silverstone Park has welcomed the start of The Silverstone Experience (TSE) Centre project – officially launched by its Royal Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Harry – for its support in encouraging young people to enter careers in high-tech engineering.

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16/04/2018 ASF Metrology to acquire CMM business from Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology has announced that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about two months.

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13/04/2018 Global non-destructive testing equipment market forecast to 2024

The global non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment market is expected to reach US$12,353.37 million by 2024, from US$6,700.00 million in 2016, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% in the forecast period from 2017 to 2024, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

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TWI signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco

12/04/2018 TWI signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco

TWI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of a wider collaboration between the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, commonly known as Aramco, and British business. The MoU was one of several agreements forged at the UK-Saudi CEO Forum, which was held in London on 8 March 2018 and aimed to promote bilateral business and cooperation between the two countries.

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Optical gas imaging camera guidebook available from FLIR

11/04/2018 Optical gas imaging camera guidebook available from FLIR

FLIR Systems has published a new guidebook that provides informative tips to enable engineers and scientists to get the most out of their optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras.

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North Star Imaging UK offers free X-ray scan to new customers

10/04/2018 North Star Imaging UK offers free X-ray scan to new customers

Throughout the month of April, North Star Imaging UK (NSI UK) is offering a free X-ray CT scan to all new customers in the UK and Ireland. The product for scanning must be possible with the X5000™, a 240 kV system available at NSI UK with standard deliverables to be included.

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Electrical Testing announces official status as registered apprenticeship provider

09/04/2018 Electrical Testing announces official status as registered apprenticeship provider

Bolstering its position as a responsible leader in the highways electrical contracts industry, BINDT Corporate Member Electrical Testing Ltd (ETL) has officially been granted government approval as a registered apprenticeship provider.

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Wood has played a key role in the design and build of every civil nuclear power station in the UK

06/04/2018 Wood secures framework contract on new UK nuclear power project

Wood has secured a framework agreement to provide technical assistance for a project to build a new nuclear power station in the UK.

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Successful workshop on NDT requirements for marine composites

05/04/2018 Successful workshop on NDT requirements for marine composites

This year saw the fourth NDT requirements workshop run by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). The Workshop on NDT Requirements for Marine Composites took place on 27 February 2018 at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK.

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Dawn of a new era for Lavender International

04/04/2018 Dawn of a new era for Lavender International

The end of March marked the end of an incredible era for Lavender International NDT, but also the dawn of new beginnings, as Dave Lavender retired from the business after over 40 years in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry. His departure is a historic milestone for the company, with no members of the Lavender family now remaining in the business for the first time since it was established.

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Young Scottish apprentice is icon of engineering

03/04/2018 Young Scottish apprentice is icon of engineering

A talented young engineer has been named as the Best of British Engineering at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2018 in London.

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15/03/2018 Guided Ultrasonics welcomes members of the ASNT NATL section

Guided Ultrasonics Ltd (GUL) hosted the ASNT North Atlantic (NATL) Section Meeting at its headquarters in London on 20 February 2018.

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NDT MainCal extends scope

14/03/2018 NDT MainCal extends scope

For over 25 years, NDT MainCal has been providing specialist NDT equipment, calibration and radiation protection services from its facility in Derbyshire, UK.

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IMechE appoints new head of NDT and corrosion inspection training

13/03/2018 IMechE appoints new head of NDT and corrosion inspection training

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has appointed experienced Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Chris Kirby as the new General Manager for its Sheffield-based non-destructive testing (NDT) and corrosion inspection training business, Engineering Training Solutions (ETS).

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Baugh & Weedon appoints applications manager

12/03/2018 Baugh & Weedon appoints applications manager

Baugh & Weedon is continuing to expand its sales and technical support resources with the appointment of Darren Mapletoft MInstNDT as Applications Manager.

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BINDT introduces new membership benefits

09/03/2018 BINDT introduces new membership benefits

The British Institute of NDT (BINDT) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Hospital and Medical Care Association (HMCA), whereby HMCA will offer BINDT members and their families its range of medical health cover and related products.

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 Engineering and scientific professional bodies benchmark performance on diversity and inclusion

08/03/2018 Engineering and scientific professional bodies benchmark performance on diversity and inclusion

For the first time, professional bodies across engineering and science have joined forces to benchmark their performance regarding diversity and inclusion (D&I).

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Element has expanded its NDT platform

07/03/2018 Element completes acquisition of Metals Testing Company

Element has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Metals Testing Company (MTC), significantly strengthening the Group’s aerospace non-destructive testing (NDT) platform.

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06/03/2018 32-channel condition monitoring system from Monitran at Maintenance 2018

A 32-channel condition monitoring system will feature on Monitran’s stand at the Maintenance 2018 exhibition in Antwerp later this month.

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05/03/2018 Wood wins government backing to bring space technology to nuclear decommissioning

Wood is leading research to make nuclear decommissioning safer, faster and more cost-effective by innovatively applying new technologies developed in space exploration, car production and medicine.

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01/03/2018 Carbon Trust announces winners of subsea inspection competition

The Carbon Trust has announced the winners of its latest innovation competition to find novel methods to inspect offshore wind substructures.

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Condition Monitoring prevents costly production stoppages

13/02/2018 Condition monitoring of critical calender roller bearings prevents costly production stoppages

With more than 30 manufacturing locations in over 20 countries worldwide, the Renolit Group is a leading global producer of high-quality plastic film and related products for technical applications.

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Archie Crawford retires

12/02/2018 Archie Crawford retires

The North East Scotland Branch of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) recently held a retirement lunch for Archie Crawford, who was presented with a quaich, engraved with the BINDT logo and best wishes for a healthy and long retirement, along with a custom-made cake and a couple of bottles of festive cheer.

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EPSRC welcomes Year of Engineering

09/02/2018 Dozens of projects announced as EPSRC welcomes Year of Engineering

As the ‘Year of Engineering’ gets underway, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced support for 28 pioneering new research projects.

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08/02/2018 Engineering today: the supply and demand for engineers in the UK

A report into the engineering labour market has revealed the challenges facing the industry’s workforce in the UK, both now and in the future.



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AIT offers aerospace NDT courses in Malaysia

07/02/2018 AIT offers aerospace NDT courses in Malaysia

Aerospace Inspection Training (AIT) Ltd, one of the world’s leading providers of aerospace NDT training, has announced that it now offers courses in Malaysia.

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