Day one – Wednesday 21 April 2021

Webinar open
Welcome and tribute to Roger Lyon and Geoff Millar
Pete Burrows,
Chair of the West of England Branch
Session 1: NDT regulations, particularly with regard to Brexit
Chair: Annabel Dance
 09.40-10.10 Changes in Nadcap: the impact of COVID-19, rescheduling of audits, extension Phil Ford,
Performance Review Institute
An update from BINDT on EU Directive 2013/35/EU and the Control of
Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 and implementation
Patrick Boulton,
Hazard labelling for NDT consumables: What is behind it?Kersten Alward,
Pfinder KG
 Update on UK National Aerospace NDT Board (NANDTB)
Kevin Pickup,
BAE Systems
Panel Q&A session
Ten-minute comfort break
 11.25-13.10  Exhibitor spotlight session 
Advanced inspection of aerospace composites and metals with the Dolphicam2Jack Lambert,
JR Technology Ltd/DolphiTech
 11.40-11.55  Aerospace radiography solutions James Denton,
JME Ltd 
 11.55-12.10  A review of phased array techniquesDavid Deeney, Mike Dempsey and Mike Ennis,
Sontatest Ltd
 12.10-12.25  Zetec overview: PAUT and ECA for aero inspections Stephen Downie,
High Technology Sources Ltd
 12.25-12.40  BondCheck: the new multi-mode bond testerPete Burrows,
Baugh and Weedon Ltd
 12.40-12.55  Recent product developments at ETher NDE LtdJohn Hansen,
ETher NDE Ltd
 12.45-12.55  Title TBC Speaker TBC 
Exhibitor panel Q&A session
Lunch break
Session 2: State of the industry – military, aircraft bodies and aircraft engines
Chair: Darren Mapletoft
NDT on aircraft engines Tim Barden,
Rolls-Royce plc
PCN Aerospace – new schemePatrick Boulton,
The state of the MRO NDT industry and the challenges faced due to COVID-19 and BrexitSteve Chambers,
Morgan Ward
 14.30-14.45  Stress and the relationship with NDT Vijay Sahadevan,
GKN Aerospace
 14.45-15.00  Application of phased array inspections in an MRO environment Vincent Massol,
Ten-minute comfort break
West of England Branch project update: Brunel's Other BridgeTony Dunhill
Panel Q&A session
Raffle and close

Day 2 – Thursday 22 April 2021

Webinar open
Welcome – The impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on the NDT industry
David Gilbert,
Session 2 continued: State of the industry – military, aircraft bodies and aircraft engines
Chair: TBC
Apprenticeships with Rolls-Royce plc
Ben Walker,
Rolls-Royce plc
 10.00-10.15 Delivery of NDT within the MOD, specifically Air Command
Martin Dodd,
71(IR) Squadron RAF Wittering
 10.15-10.30  Safety-critical applications for aero enginesIain Baillie,
Rolls-Royce plc 
 10.30-10.45  The rapidly expanding role of computed tomography and digital radiography in aerospace Brett Muehlhauser,
North Star Imaging
 10.45-11.00  Travelling for NDT inspections in the COVID-19 world Andy Ward,
 11.00-11.20  Panel Q&A session 
 11.20-11.30  Ten-minute comfort break 
Session 3: Changes in the air – NDT of new materials and processes
Chair: Tim Barden
Composites radius inspection – defect sizing and calibrationTom Bertenshaw,
GKN Aerospace
Digital MRO and inspection 4.0 services
Matt Day,
 12.00-12.20  Panel Q&A session 
Lunch break
Session 3 continued: Changes in the air – NDT of new materials and processes
Chair: Tim Barden
 13.15-13.30 Single-shot pulsed terahertz imaging for in-line production control and automated inspectionMarco Cavallari,
TeraTonics SAS 
 13.30-13.45 Applications of pulsed terahertz technology on composite materialsJoe Buckley,
Level X NDT 
Real-time path correction of robotic NDE systems
Alastair Poole,
Strathclyde University and TWI
 14.00-14.15 Digital twins in the oil & gas sector Martin Wall,
ESR Technology 
Eddy current testing of additive layer manufactured materials and carbon fibre
John Hansen,
ETher NDE Ltd
Panel Q&A session

Ten-minute comfort break

Session 4: Quantum leaps – Academic research in NDT
Chair: Annabel Dance
Improving detection and characterisation using multi-view TFM images
Paul Wilcox,
University of Bristol
Using machine learning to automate fluorescent penetrant inspection
Naomi Shipway,
Rolls-Royce plc
 15.30-15.45 Liquid crystal sensors for ultrasonic detectionRachel Edwards,
Warwick University
 15.45-16.00  Panel Q&A session 
 16.00-16.30  Panel session – Research inputs to the UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) from the Aerospace Symposium
Chair: Tony Dunhill
Raffle and close

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