28/01/2014 Volunteers wanted for new Composites Group

As part of the remit of the NDT Technical Committee, BINDT is seeking volunteers for a new Composites Group to cover the inspection of composite materials across industry sectors. Its executive committee (EC) will meet four times a year, in the afternoons of the same days that the Aerospace Group EC meets. This will allow attendance at both meetings for some individuals and it will help to avoid duplication of effort; the Aerospace Group has traditionally been involved with the NDT of composites.

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15/01/2014 OIS reunion mooted

The name ‘OIS’ will be familiar to many readers of NDT News. The final resting place of Incon, Oilfield Inspection Services, MTS, QIS, BIX, Unit Inspection and Inspectorate to mention but a few, OIS is now, of course, known as Oceaneering International.

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14/01/2014 Micro-Epsilon supports STEM event to attract young people into engineering

Merseyside-based precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd is engaging in local school and college activities to support the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative to help encourage more young people into science and engineering professions.

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13/01/2014 Pipeline welds: seen, measured, quantified and approved

Hugh Davies, Director of Client Solutions at Optical Metrology Services (OMS), discusses how the latest internal weld inspection tools are helping oil and gas companies to verify the quality of risers, fatigue-critical and CRA-clad pipes, as well as curved pipes and manifolds.

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10/01/2014 Oceanscan and Proceq Hardness Testing ‘Lunch and Learn’

Oceanscan and Proceq recently joined forces at Oceanscan’s headquarters in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, to hold a first-of-its-kind ‘Hardness Testing Lunch and Learn’.

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09/01/2014 Move to new R&D village for TWI Technology Centre (Wales)

In response to increasing industry demand for its services, TWI Technology Centre (Wales), the Wales regional office of TWI Ltd, has recently moved to larger purpose-built premises in Port Talbot. The expanded Technology Centre forms part of the new multi-million pound research and development village in the Harbourside district, which has opened up the old docks area and now links directly with the M4.

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08/01/2014 First camera system delivered to Bloodhound project

Stemmer Imaging has delivered a four-camera system for testing on Bloodhound as the engineering team continues to develop the vehicle for its world land-speed record attempt. The camera system is one of several that are planned in total and will initially be used in conjunction with other engineering sensors to observe what is happening around the vehicle during testing. These trials will also enable an evaluation to be made of the optimum placement of the cameras in the chassis.

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07/01/2014 BMW assures exhaust flap performance with FLIR

The BMW site at Dingolfing in Bavaria is responsible for the manufacture of the BMW 5-Series, 6-Series and 7-Series. The BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo has also recently been added to the product line.

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06/01/2014 UK’s innovation agency to share in £270 million ‘quantum technologies’ funding pot

An investment to encourage the development of quantum technologies (QT) will consolidate and build on the UK’s lead in this new technology. The Government will invest £270 million in a national network of five quantum technology centres. This will strengthen existing UK clusters of expertise and maximise recent investments in this key technology of the future.

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03/01/2014 Imaginos NDE represents Eclipse Scientific in Europe

Imaginos NDE has announced that it is now the official distributor of the Eclipse Scientific range of products for the European market. The final agreement was signed by Mike Reilly and Robert Ginzel (President and CEO of Eclipse Scientific) at the ASNT 2013 Fall Conference in Las Vegas, although Imaginos NDE had already purchased demo equipment and received training in anticipation of the new partnership.

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02/01/2014 A nuclear future for UK business

As the increase in building of nuclear power facilities gathers pace, with an agreement reached to construct the first nuclear power station in the UK for nearly 20 years, the Minister of State for Energy, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, has announced a multi-million pound collaborative investment by three public bodies, which will ensure that UK-based businesses are well poised to take advantage of the new opportunities.

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