23/09/2015 Materials Testing 2015 attracts record numbers

This year's Materials Testing Exhibition, organised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and held at the International Centre, Telford, from 8-10 September, presented record numbers of visitors with unique opportunities to view and assess the latest technologies, source new contacts, meet industry colleagues and keep up-to-date with the state-of-the-art innovations in NDT and condition monitoring. This year's event saw a 23% increase in visitor numbers over the last one in the series, which took place two years ago at the same venue.

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18/09/2015 North Star Imaging UK and Instron to hold Open Day

North Star Imaging (NSI) UK recently opened its first X-ray and computed tomography (CT) demonstration and inspection services laboratory in High Wycombe, UK. Parties interested in digital X-ray and CT will have the opportunity to see the facilities and to test their samples on North Star Imaging’s X5000 CT system during the Open Day on Wednesday 23 September 2015.

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17/09/2015 David Webb appointed NDT Sales Manager for Carestream

Carestream Non-Destructive Testing has announced the appointment of David Webb as NDT Sales Manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. David brings with him a wealth of management experience, strong relationship skills and an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction. His career extends over 18 years with Eastman Kodak, where he held global European management roles in its imaging divisions.

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16/09/2015 TSC and Fugro TSM sign supply agreement for diver-deployed ACFM products

TSC Inspection Systems and Asia-based Fugro TSM have announced the signing of a two-year frame agreement covering the supply of subsea diver-deployed ACFM® products. The agreement came into effect from 1 May 2015 and has options to be extended on completion of the initial two-year period.

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15/09/2015 New user group initiative will speed up technique validation

User groups are a new initiative being introduced by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) with a view to bringing international industry specialists together to potentially increase the rate at which a technology develops into commercial use, as well as smoothing its transition.

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10/09/2015 Lavender helping industry

Accelerated practical work experience in accordance with PCN (EN ISO 9712) is now available at Lavender International. Candidates who have successfully completed the PCN MT Level 2 course and exam, but do not have the work experience necessary for eligibility for certification, qualify for the new Lavender International initiative. Under a procedure approved by PCN and in accordance with EN ISO 9712, a candidate can attend the Lavender MT work experience programme for nine days and this is recognised as being equivalent to a maximum of two months (50%) of the total work experience requirement.

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Sensor mimics bats to detect dangerous structural cracks

09/09/2015 Sensor mimics bats to detect dangerous structural cracks

An ultrasound sensor for detecting dangerous cracks in structures such as aircraft engines, oil and gas pipelines and nuclear plants has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde – with inspiration from the natural world.

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NDT News

08/09/2015 GE introduces its first industrial CT operator training course

GE’s Inspection Academy has introduced its first course to train operators in industrial computed tomography (CT). As advanced 3D technology becomes more prominent in industrial quality control and metrology, the demand for CT operators and analysts is surging. This new course, available for purchase from GE’s Inspection Academy, will help organisations meet their staffing and development needs and keep pace with technological innovation.

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managing isrw

07/09/2015 New information sheet on managing site radiography

Industrial radiography involves the use of industrial X-ray sets and/or high-activity gamma radiation sources to carry out NDT of welds or for determining structural or pressure-retaining integrity. The high-intensity radiation sources used can pose a significant risk to those carrying out the work as well as others who may be in the vicinity.

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04/09/2015 Ashtead Technology to celebrate at Materials Testing 2015

Ashtead Technology will use the BINDT Materials Testing 2015 event as an opportunity to celebrate the second anniversary of its NDT Centre of Excellence. Over the past two years, Ashtead has invested over £1.5 m in the resource, which has allowed it to add over 300 new items to its fleet, including the Olympus OmniScan MX2 and Eddyfi Ectane. The investment also allowed Ashtead to upgrade the existing fleet of ultrasonic and eddy current flaw detectors, thickness gauges, hardness testers and scanners.

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02/09/2015 Metal Fatigue Solutions Expands to Europe

Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), producer of the next generation of advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) technology systems for major civil and industrial infrastructure, has announced that it is entering the European market and will speak and exhibit at the BINDT Materials Testing 2015 Exhibition 8-10 September in Telford, UK.

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01/09/2015 Edif ERA acquires Matthews Engineering Training

Edif ERA, a company owned by the Edif Group, has announced the acquisition of Matthews Engineering Training Ltd (MET). MET is a market-leading provider of ASME and API-certified inspector courses for individuals and smaller contractors, as well as in-house training tailored to the needs of blue-chip and corporate clients.

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