Programme

11-12 April 2018, BAWA Centre, Bristol, UK – Provisional programme 



The BINDT West of England Branch is holding its biennial Aerospace Event from 11-12 April 2018 at the BAWA Centre, Filton, Bristol. This is the only event in the UK dedicated solely to NDT in Aerospace!

Below is the programme for both days. All presentations will take place in the Ballroom (situated downstairs by the reception desk) unless stated otherwise.

Download a pdf of the provisional programme here.
 
Wednesday 11 April 2018
09.00-09.30Registration, tea, coffee and biscuits (upstairs in the exhibition area)
09.30-09.40
Welcome address – Introduction to programme
Session 1 – State of the industry: snapshot of where we are now
Chair: TBC
09.40-10.05UK NANDT Board (NANDTB) update 
J Biddulph
Rolls-Royce plc
10.05-10.25NDE and structural integrity
D Hallam
DSTL
10.25-10.45
In-field inspections
TBC
Applus
10.45-11.40
Exhibition, tea and coffee (upstairs in the exhibition area)
11.40-12.05 
NDE apprenticeship experience
T Vincent
TBC
12.05-12.30
X-ray CT for castings
B Ingham
TBC
12.30-13.45
Exhibition and lunch (upstairs in the exhibition area)
Session 2 – Spotlights: focus on three topics
Chair: TBC

13.45-14.05
Exhibition spotlight 
14.05-14.25
Shearography
C Minton
TBC
14.25-14.45
CT of composites
C Fraij
TWI
14.45-15.05
IntACom
TBC
TWI
15.05-15.45Exhibition, tea and coffee (upstairs in the exhibition area)
15.45-16.05Project CANG Mann
QinetiQ
16.05-16.25
TBC
TBC
16.25-17.00Day 1 raffle and exhibition
 
Thursday 12 April 2018
09.00-09.30
Registration, tea and coffee (upstairs in the exhibition area)
09.30-09.40
Welcome address – Introduction to programme by the BINDT West of England Branch 
Session 1 Changes in the air: NDT of new materials and processes
Chair: TBC
09.40-10.00M and P talk from NCC
TBC
NCC
10.00-10.20
GKN talk on auto evaluation (application)
T Bertenshaw
TBC
10.20-10.40
MAPOD group
C Schneider
TBC
10.40-11.10
 Exhibition, tea and coffee (upstairs in the exhibition area)
11.10-11.30MTC
N Brierley
MTC
11.30-12.00
NCC NDE
R Rose
TBC
12.00-13.30
Exhibition and lunch (upstairs in the exhibition area)
12.45-13.00
BINDT Aerospace Committee and AGM (in the Ballroom)
13.00-13.30
Plenary
Session 2 – Quantum leaps: research for the long-term future
Chair: TBC
13.30-14.00Use of artificial defects for automated evaluation of radiographs
J Willcocks
TBC
14.00-14.30
Tractor beam/ultrasonic tweezers
B Drinkwater
TBC
14.30-15.00
TBC
TBC
15.00
Day 2 raffle and goodbye
16.00
TBCTBC





For further information contact: Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK. Tel: +44(0)1604 438300; Fax: +44(0)1604 438301; Email: conf@bindt.org