Laser ultrasonics inspection

14/11/2013 INTRAPID produces rapid in-line inspection systems for laser additive manufactured components

An EU-funded research project, INTRAPID, has developed a series of systems for rapid in-line inspection of laser powder deposited layers. The work, using specially-designed non-destructive testing techniques, has important implications for the aerospace and automotive sectors, for example, where validation of components made using additive manufacturing techniques has until now been difficult to achieve.

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13/11/2013 TSC Inspection Systems and Linjebygg Offshore AS sign agreement for joint supply of inspection services

TSC Inspection Systems, the UK-based industry experts on the design, manufacture and supply of non-destructive testing and stress measurement instrumentation, incorporating alternating current field measurement (ACFM®) technology, and Linjebygg Offshore AS (LBO), which operates in the non-destructive testing (NDT) services sector and provides services and turn-key projects to the oil & gas industry both offshore and onshore, have agreed to work together and supply specialist NDT inspection services for operations in the splash zone area of an offshore platform environment.

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Silverwing at BINDT’s Materials Testing exhibition

12/11/2013 Silverwing showcases at leading exhibitions

Materials Testing 2013, the most comprehensive international exhibition in testing for quality, materials testing, non-destructive testing, condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering, was this year held at the International Centre, Telford, UK.

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Peter Day

11/11/2013 OMS appoints Chief Technology Officer

Pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has announced the appointment of Peter Day as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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GB Inspection Systems is entering an exciting phase in its development

08/11/2013 Expansion for GB Inspection Systems

Ultrasonic probe manufacturer GB Inspection Systems (GBIS), established in 1984 by Richard Gauge and Mike Bailey and synonymous with quality ultrasonic probes and supplier of NDT consumables and accessories, has been acquired by Bowmonk Ltd. This brings an exciting phase to GBIS’s development.

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07/11/2013 Danaher Corporation opens Russian regional office

Danaher Corporation has announced that it has opened a new office in Moscow to serve as the headquarters for its Russian operations.

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06/11/2013 NDT MainCal expands current calibration services scope

NDT MainCal Limited has announced that, following the retirement of Mr David Jones of David G Jones Calibrations, NDT MainCal’s acquisition of the company will now allow it to calibrate conductivity blocks in accordance with MIL-STD-1537C and EN 2007-7 international standards.

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SGS NDT technicians will ensure the integrity of all steel structures

05/11/2013 Non-destructive testing services for Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan

In August 2013, Turkish contractor Tekfen Construction and Installation selected SGS to provide non-destructive testing and construction supervision for steel structures and installation at the Baku Olympic Stadium project in Boyuk Shor, Baku, Azerbaijan. The new football stadium, with a 68,000 capacity and featuring a retractable roof, will house the Azerbaijan national football team, which will move from Tofik Bakhramov Stadium upon its scheduled opening in February 2015. Funded by the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Tekfen Construction and Installation was awarded a design and build contract. Construction started in June 2011 after Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini attended the ground-breaking ceremony.

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04/11/2013 Acoustic imaging for Dreamliner ISI

Imperium Inc’s ultrasonic imaging device, Acoustocam™, is in the final stages of being included as an inspection option on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Boeing is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Acoustocam is a non-destructive testing solution that generates real-time high-resolution images of composite materials that can be easily interpreted by inspectors for internal anomalies.

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