East Midlands Branch

Institute Branches 

Andy Ward

Vice Chair
Antony Mitchell
Honorary Secretary
Iain Baillie 

Branch Representative to Council
Andy Ward
Programme Secretaries
Tim Cresswell and Andy Ward

To contact any of the above, email: eastmidlandsbranch@bindt.org

East Midlands Branch Programme

All meetings are to be held at 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 20 September 2017
An introduction to immersion testing
by Andy Ward, Intertek NDT Services Ltd.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.

Wednesday 18 October 2017*
Miniature robotic manipulators (snake robots)
by Arnau Casanovas, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

Wednesday 15 November 2017*
UT and ET probe manufacture
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

Wednesday 17 January 2018
NDT of wind turbines
by Dr Colin Brett, Uniper.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

Wednesday 21 February 2018
The new NDT trailblazer apprenticeships
Some example projects from the first trailblazer apprentices 
by Dr Iain Baillie, Rolls-Royce.

Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

Wednesday 21 March 2018*
Laser ultrasonics and cheap optical transducers (CHOTs)
by Victoria Ageeva, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Automatic PFI defect detection
by Naomi Shipway, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

Friday 25 May 2018
Annual General Meeting followed by a social event
Venue: Brunswick Inn, Derby.

*indicates CPD content

Following successful meetings with high attendance, since the reforming the Branch at the start of 2012, our current prospective attendees list is always being updated.

If you wish to be added to our mailing list (where you will only ever be 'bcc' copied), then please email our current programme organiser (as detailed above).

We'd like to hear your thoughts on suggested venues and the sort of activities you'd like to participate in. What would you like to see and do? Can you suggest a suitable topic for an event, or host us at your facility? We really want to encourage participation from personnel across different industries and institutions. After all, who knows when the next problem your company encounters could be solved by someone you've met at the Branch meeting suggesting some kit or offering you some advice on how to solve an issue? Within NDT, knowledge and contacts are essential to tackling emerging issues and improving current methods. We want this to be the cornerstone of our successful Branch. Come to a meeting – we are a friendly bunch from a wide spectrum of industries.

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.


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