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23/10/2014 NDT apprenticeship scheme gets go-ahead

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) has announced that it has been successful in obtaining agreement to develop an apprenticeship standard for non-destructive testing (NDT) under the government’s new Phase 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeships programme, which will give employers across the NDT industry and beyond an exciting opportunity to shape the future of training and employment in the NDT industry. The news follows the announcement by the Rt Hon Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, of the latest cohort of employers that will be developing a number of apprenticeship standards across a variety of UK industries.

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ScanMaster October 2014

17/10/2014 ScanMaster appoints Euroteck Systems as UK distributor

Euroteck Systems UK Ltd has been appointed exclusive distributor for ScanMaster products in the UK and Ireland.

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Silverwing October 2014

15/10/2014 Silverwing expands its distributor network

Silverwing has announced KITS as its exclusive Korean distribution channel for the company’s full range of advanced NDT products. KITS has been in business for over 

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Forth Inspection Service used advanced NDT equipment hired from Ashtead to assist its development of sophisticated test methods for the quality control of new pipelines

14/10/2014 Rental instruments help develop advanced gas pipe QC tests

Forth Inspection Service (Aberdeen) recently hired advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment from Ashtead Technology in order to develop sophisticated test methods as part of the quality control procedures for new gas pipelines.

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New products launched at NDT2014

13/10/2014 New products launched at NDT 2014

The week of 8 September saw the BINDT NDT 2014 Conference and Exhibition head to the Palace Hotel in Manchester. 

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10/10/2014 Nova Instruments acquires Technology Design Limited

Nova Instruments LLC has announced the acquisition of Technology Design Ltd, based in Winsford, Cheshire. Technology Design specialises in the design, development and manufacture of ultrasonic phased array, TOFD and pulse-echo data acquisition systems and has gained a reputation for its outstanding customer service, solving requirements from clients within a variety of industries, including petrochemical, power generation, aerospace and education.

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09/10/2014 US college receives $250,000 grant from Duke Energy for high-tech lab

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in North Carolina, USA, has received a $250,000 grant from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation to greatly enhance the college’s non-destructive examination technology lab.

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09/10/2014 Invitation to Prestige Lecture and Presentation of the Karen Burt Award 2014

On 29 October 2014, the Women's Engineering Society will host a Prestige Lecture given by Professor Ann Dowling DBE ScD FRS FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering,  followed by the presentation of the Karen Burt Award 2014 for best newly qualified chartered engineer.

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David Davies

08/10/2014 David celebrates 50 years in NDT

David John Davies, IEng  FInstNDT FIAQP, started as an NDT apprentice in mid-1964 with a major steam generating equipment manufacturer (major power stations). David’s career path follows that of his father, who was an industrial radiographer at the same company.

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Bolton NDT October 2014

08/10/2014 Bolton business celebrates landmark year

This has been a landmark year for Bolton NDT & Inspection Limited (BNDT), with a move to new premises and the completion of its new radiographic facilities. 

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07/10/2014 ATH NDT and Meena International sign agreement for PCN examinations

ATH NDT has signed an agreement with Meena International of India to carry out PCN examinations in magnetic particle (MT) and penetrant testing (PT). The agreement between the two companies will enable the Meena International name to spread into the UK, as well as supporting ATH NDT in its continued growth and company diversification.

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Paul Woollin

04/10/2014 TWI Research Director elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

TWI has announced that Paul Woollin, its Research Director, has been elected as a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Paul is one of 59 new Fellows selected at the Royal Academy’s AGM to join the Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering.

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03/10/2014 Report finds high cost of failure analysis equipment hinders growth

Failure analysis is the engineering process of analysing the cause of equipment failure using physical and chemical techniques.

Failure analysis equipment is used in the manufacturing industry primarily for new product development and to improve the quality of existing products. This equipment is used to find the root cause of failure and prevent its reoccurrence. Common causes of failure include misuse, manufacturing defects, assembly errors, design errors, improper materials, improper maintenance, improper heat treatments, inadequate quality assurance, inadequate environmental protection/control, unforeseen operating conditions and casting discontinuities.

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Staff and guests at the opening of Shorelands new NDT Academy in Newcastle

03/10/2014 New NDT training centre opens in Newcastle

Shoreland NDT Academy opened its doors earlier this year to a brand new NDT training facility based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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