Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Peter Higgs

23/09/2014 Special treats in store at European Conference in Prague

The 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT), to take place in Prague from 6-10 October, is promising to be another highly-successful event for the European NDT community. The conference is being organised by the Czech Society for NDT (CNDT) and is to incorporate some exciting new features as well as a magnificent highlight in the form of a Special Lecture by none other than the Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Peter Higgs, discoverer of the so-called Higgs boson, often described as 'the most sought-after particle in modern physics'.

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22/09/2014 NDT training event focuses on advanced technologies

Ashtead Technology recently hosted an NDT Technology Day at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry. The event was free to attend and included presentations by Ashtead Technology, Eddyfi and Rolls-Royce.

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19/09/2014 Survey on inspection techniques for composites

NPL (UK), BAM (Germany), PTB (Germany), CMI (Czech Republic) and CEA (France) are collaborating on a three-year European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) project  on the development, validation and, ultimately, standardisation of non-destructive inspection techniques for polymer composite materials in energy applications (Project ENG57 - VITCEA).

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18/09/2014 New trainee manufacturing technician joins ETher NDE

ETher NDE has added another new member to its team, this time in its manufacturing department. Joining the team is Aitken Wilde as a Trainee Manufacturing Technician, who has taken on every task with enthusiasm and determination, especially in mastering the more complicated probe types. With a good attitude and positive energy, Aitken is already a clear asset to the company.

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17/09/2014 Silverwing launches advanced defect sizing and classification MFL inspection system

Building on the success of Silverwing’s Floormap3D with STARS top and bottom defect discrimination and continued research and development, Silverwing has launched its most advanced magnetic flux leakage (MFL) storage tank bottom scanner: the Floormap3Di. The new system introduces the Dynamic Cursor, for advanced defect sizing and verification, and MFLi (intensity) view, for advanced search and defect classification.

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15/09/2014 Formula Student 2014: Dutch team storms to victory with electric car

An electric car from TU Delft, from the Delft Institute of Technology in the Netherlands, stormed to victory at Formula Student 2014, the world’s largest student motorsport event. The competition took place at the Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motorsport, from 9-13 July 2014, and welcomed 106 teams from 38 countries around the world, including 37 UK universities.

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03/09/2014 GE Measurement & Control and Oceanscan sign distributor agreement

GE Measurement & Control has signed a distributor agreement for its Inspection Technologies product line with Oceanscan Limited of Aberdeen. The agreement between the two companies means Oceanscan will be the sole distributor of Inspection Technologies products in Scotland.

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01/09/2014 £1 million investment in NDT rental fleet

Rental specialist Ashtead Technology has announced a £1 million investment in new NDT equipment as part of its strategy to create an NDT Centre of Excellence. “This latest series of purchases significantly enhances our fleet of NDT instrumentation and helps to ensure that we are able to meet the full breadth of our customers’ test and inspection equipment needs across almost any industry,” commented James Carlyle, General Manager at Ashtead Technology.

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