10/07/2013 Expressions of interest in MFL inspection training and certification

BINDT has been approached to ascertain if there is any interest in producing a training and certification package for magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection. MFL is an established inspection technique for tank inspection and is now being reliably used on pipe and thin-wall vessels. It is envisaged that a working group is convened to look at the need for training and examinations in MFL inspection in line with current PCN-approved packages. If you have an interest in joining this group, email John Moody, BINDT’s Technical Support Engineer, at

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09/07/2013 Big photos of little coins allow detailed measurement of small features in the tool and die market

When Martin John Callanan of the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London contacted the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), he wanted to put together an exhibition featuring large images of the lowest denomination coins from around the world.

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08/07/2013 Stork promotes specialist inspection services

Stork Technical Services has launched a dedicated landing page to promote its specialist inspection services.

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05/07/2013 BINDT to hold pre-conference workshop on Engineering Registration

The British Institute of NDT is organising a one-day workshop covering all aspects of Engineering Registration, from application to interview, to be held on Monday 9 September 2013, the day before the start of the NDT 2013 Conference and the Materials Testing Exhibition. The workshop will take place in the same venue as the conference and exhibition, the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, UK.

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04/07/2013 Silverwing hosts an International Partners Meeting

From Australia to the USA, China to Hungary, Silverwing’s distributors travelled from all four corners of the globe to attend the International Partners meeting, iPM13, held at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea, which overlooks Swansea Bay and the Maritime Quarter.

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03/07/2013 Ceram releases testing video

Ceram, the international materials technology company, has released a video, which provides an overview of its testing and analysis services.

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02/07/2013 New NDT company launched

Imaginos NDE, a company that will offer the non-destructive testing (NDT) profession advanced NDT equipment and software solutions that push the boundaries of existing conventional NDT methods, has been launched.

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01/07/2013 Yxlon digital radiography system passes Nadcap audit

With flying colours and zero NCRs (non-conformity reports), TITAL, a company specialising in investment casting, has passed the audit for digital radiography in accordance with the Nadcap AC7114/6 checklist, making it the first European supplier to the aviation and aerospace industry qualified to utilise digital radiography as the permitted method for quality inspection, it is claimed. In the course of auditing, TITAL received direct support from the new version of Y.IMAGE3500, software for analysing radiographic images, which has been incorporated as an upgrade into the Yxlon Y.MU2000-D digital X-ray inspection system. This software was optimised by engineers at Yxlon working together with the inspectors in charge at TITAL to provide maximum operator-friendliness.

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