31/07/2014 NPL Huddersfield expands due to strong local demand

The National Physical Laboratory’s (NPL) inspection facility in Huddersfield is expanding the range of services on offer to local manufacturing businesses, following a hugely successful first year. The laboratory allows companies to access world-leading measurement expertise in areas central to innovation, safety and efficiency in manufacturing. The service has proven so successful that a wide range of new state-of-the-art equipment has been acquired to expand capabilities and help meet the rising demand.

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22/07/2014 Cable announces £30 million for advanced materials and NDE research

New research that will improve safety and efficiency of gas turbines, rail tracks, fuel pipelines and other important infrastructure will receive a boost today when a new £30 million joint investment by government and industry is announced by Secretary of State for Industry the Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP.

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18/07/2014 BINDT invites lubricants professionals to join Working Group

Lubrication management and analysis professionals are invited to join BINDT’s Lubricants Working Group to help with the setting of PCN examination questions and to become involved with the certification of people working within the lubricants and lubrication sectors.

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17/07/2014 Online NDT training – the next big thing?

Although the classical classroom approach to NDT training is alive and well, improvements in communication and computing technology have led to a growing interest in online training. There have been some apprehensions about training online due to the lack of practical hands-on experience, however there are numerous advantages to online training over traditional classroom training.

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16/07/2014 Silverwing supports local distributor at the Control Show

The Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, Germany, was host to this year’s Control trade fair, the leading trade fair for quality assurance.

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15/07/2014 Baugh & Weedon supports Testia NDT training school

September 2013 saw the official opening of Testia NDT Training School in Newport. Integral to the Testia Project Plan in Europe, the state-of-the-art facility in Newport will service all Airbus Group entities and others worldwide who manufacture or operate aerospace products, and offer apprenticeships, graduate training and internships for those wishing to pursue careers in aerospace NDT.

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14/07/2014 Imetrum’s structural monitoring business goes Trans-Atlantic

Imetrum, a world leader in the field of camera-based structural monitoring systems, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with US company RESPEC – an integrated consultancy and services firm with substantial experience in mining.

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11/07/2014 Technology Design in Bordeaux

An informal invitation from Anne-Marie Roy, Vice President of the French Federation for NDT (COFREND), at the BINDT exhibition in 2013 resulted in Technology Design (TD) presenting its products as an independent exhibitor at the COFREND exhibition at the Palais des Congrès, Bordeaux, in May 2014. The prime location of TD’s booth ensured a steady progression of visitors from many industrial sectors and countries, including several French-speaking North African regions. Somewhat apprehensive at the possible language barrier, the exhibition team found that they were able to communicate with most visitors quite well, even in the absence of a conversationally-common language.

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10/07/2014 Invitation to half-day NDT event

Ashtead Technology has issued an open invitation to anyone with an interest in non-destructive testing to attend a free half-day event in Coventry that will provide an introduction to some of the latest NDT technologies.

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09/07/2014 New thermography courses confirmed

Thermal imaging has become an essential method for detecting faults and averting failure in electromechanical systems. It is also ideal for identifying the source of energy loss and spotting problems in the fabric of a building. Vital to its effectiveness, however, is the user’s understanding of the science behind the technology.

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08/07/2014 ‘Exposure to UV light’ regulations not being applied

Four years after the introduction of the EU regulations on exposure to UV light, many companies and industry sectors are still not aware of their statutory obligations under the legislation. That is the experience of UV Light Technology Limited, whose area of expertise includes on-site surveys to measure UV light exposure levels and the provision of training courses on workplace risk management and hazard awareness.

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07/07/2014 Two-day Eclipse Scientific high-temperature equipment open days at Rigmar Training Centre

Mid-May saw Pete Burrows from Baugh & Weedon NDE head to Aberdeen to demonstrate the Eclipse Scientific high-temperature equipment. Rigmar Training Centre was kind enough to host the demonstration event over two days and provide Pete with a safe environment in which to use a hot plate to highlight the advantages of the Eclipse high-temperature scanner and probe. 

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04/07/2014 Joint leadership in condition monitoring

BINDT and the MFPT Society have strengthened their relationship with an agreement to work more closely on condition monitoring (CM) events and publications.

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03/07/2014 Further expansion at Euroteck

With the company experiencing continued growth in its X-ray business and several new agency agreements recently signed, including one for automated ultrasonic systems, Euroteck had no option but to further expand its Tamworth headquarters with the acquisition of an additional 3500 sq ft of factory and office space on the same industrial estate, taking the total factory and office space for the business up to more than 6000 sq ft.

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02/07/2014 Lavender International welcomes technical employee for Australia office

At the end of April 2014, Lavender Australia welcomed its first technical employee, who joins Administration Manager Catherine Fleay, who started at the Malaga, Perth, office six months ago.

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01/07/2014 BP joins TWI in UK’s first industry-led postgraduate engineering education centre

BP, one of the world’s leading exploration and production organisations, has signed an agreement with TWI to become a Founder Sponsor of the newly-established Structural Integrity Research Foundation (SIRF). SIRF is the funding body behind the new industry-led research centre for postgraduate engineering education, the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRCTM), which is currently under construction in Cambridge.

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