11/04/2014 New approvals process for nuclear apprenticeships

The National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSA Nuclear) and the Nuclear Institute (NI) have developed a framework for recognising apprenticeship programmes that promote nuclear professionalism.

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10/04/2014 H Scan International acquires Comada: a deal meant to be

When Brian Shannon worked, as part of his training in the early 1970s, in a large pressure vessel manufacturing facility in Belfast known as AMF Beaird, later trading as AMF Euroweld, a subsidiary of AMF Beaird from Shreveport, Louisiana, in the USA, little did he know that the NDT Manager in the plant at the time, Bill Baxter, and the NDT Technician, Robert Conn, would go on to become business partners of his some 40 years later.

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09/04/2014 Lavender International launches new ultrasound training facility

Lavender International marked what would have been the 90th birthday of its founder with the launch of a new training hub.

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08/04/2014 Silverwing appoints new distributors in USA

Silverwing USA is expanding its USA network with the appointment of two new distributors: Atlas Inspection LLC and Berg Engineering.

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07/04/2014 Baked beans and female engineers: two new Academy booklets promote diversity in engineering

In celebration of National Science and Engineering Week, the Royal Academy of Engineering has released two free-to-download booklets, which promote diversity in engineering.

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04/04/2014 BINDT-sponsored Formula Student racing team gears up for Silverstone

The British Institute of NDT (BINDT) is sponsoring a Formula Student racing team, which will be competing against students from around the world at Silverstone this year. The teams, featuring 3000 students from over 30 countries, will be descending on the world-famous racetrack on 9 July for five days of testing and racing.

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03/04/2014 Ultrasonic inspection specialist launches new subsea screening tool

Ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic has launched a new subsea pipeline screening inspection tool based on elec-tromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) technology.

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02/04/2014 RAF technician is ‘flying doctor’ for material testing in the Gulf

RAF technician Flight Sergeant Adam Wesley is based at 902 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) in the Middle East to provide non-destructive testing services all around the region.

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01/04/2014 TRaC Global announces expansion of UK testing capabilities

Leading test and certification group TRaC Global has announced that it is expanding its testing service offering for the aerospace, defence and rail industries with the unveiling of a new LDS V984 electromagnetic shaker at its Warwick testing facility. TRaC Global is one of only two independent testing houses in the UK to offer this large vibration system for shock and vibration testing, to replicate the more harsh environmental conditions that products might encounter in their respective fields of operation.

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