SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Home Page Review by Rolf Diederichs
Stop NDT Internet surfer! don't click that back button!
is a non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of
and applications in optics, photonics, imaging, and
You are on an NDT information page
The short intro under the headline tells us that this society is a
resource for information on optical NDT fields such as visual testing.
It took a while surfing through the Website to locate the optical NDT issues.
On the positive side, during my surfing I was surprised to find many other
NDT fields which I didn't expect.
When I entered this site for the first time I was surprised to find an
excellent Website reflecting the comprehensive information resources
provided by the Society. It was not easy to navigate however.
This is just a summary of the Website's NDT features. I hope I'm not
important since the Home Page is really full of information. A site search
could be a very helpful feature.
Anyway, the site is excellent and can be a guideline for many other NDT
Well, that's enough of that. Off you go on your journey through
the grandiose world of Internet Information Resources and I
don't know if you'll make it back to this page today or not!
Anyway, hope to see you soon on UTonline. Have a nice trip!
SPIE Conferences on NDT methods
SPIE organizes the largest and most diverse technical programs in the optics
industry, sponsoring more than 250 conferences every year throughout Europe,
North America, and Asia.
In 1994, over 12,200 papers were presented to over 18,000 attendees at SPIE
Regarding these activities, SPIES' NDE
'96 Home Page provides detailed information
on conferences held in '96. The major conference topics are extracted below.
Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure & Manufacturing
2-5 December 1996
DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort,
The institution on the Conference Chairs and Program Committee showed already an extensive profesionnal
background. Pacific Northwest National Lab.; Naval Surface Warfare Ctr.; NASA Lewis Research Ctr.
Univ. of Texas/El Paso; Olson Engineering, Inc.; Lawrence
Livermore National Lab.; Naval Research Lab.
Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure &
2-5 December 1996
DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort
NDE of Aging Infrastructure
- Conference 2944 Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites,
- Conference 2945 Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Serospace Hardware, Rm. Palomas
- Conference 2946 Nondestructive Evaluation of
Bridges and Highways, Rm. Flagstaff (Wed.)
- Conference 2947 Nondestructive Evaluation of
Utilities and Pipelines, Rm. Rattlers (Wed.)
Program on NDE for Manufacturing
- Conference 2948 Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing,
- SC01 GPR and Ultrasonic Techniques for Bridges, Paving, and Building Components, 8:30 am to 5 pm,
Rm. San Carlos
- SC02 Current and Emerging Nondestructive Testing Technologies for Aging Aircraft, 1:30 to 5:30 pm, Rm. Sonora
- TT01 NDE of Composites, 5:30 to 7:30 pm,
Rm. San Carlos
SPIE publications are divided into four major categories:
Active Technical Working Groups which shows many NDT related Activities
- Healthcare Engineering & Technology Policy
Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics
- NONINVASIVE INSPECTION TECHNOLGIES
New SPIE working group focuses on global security issues.
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering has established an international technical working group on Non-Invasive Inspection
Technologies. The group is an interactive network of professionals working with active probe and passive detection technologies. Members
include scientists and engineers designing, manufacturing, and deploying these advanced systems, as well as those developing detection and
"The group is concerned with all aspects of non-destructive and unintrusive probing in a variety of applications, including medical
diagnostics, quality control, testing and evaluating devices and instruments, security screening, and contraband detection."
Geoffrey Harding, Philips Research Labs., Hamburg GERMANY, email@example.com
- Optical Processing & Computing
and Instrument Design
and Machine Perception
Structures and Materials
(Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control)
Rolf Diederichs updated 01. April 1997, firstname.lastname@example.org
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