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|NDT.net Issue - 2014-06 - NEWS |
Mark Nel meeting the Mayor of Bordeaux at the COFREND 2014 Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès
An informal invitation from Anne-Marie Roy, vice president of the French Federation for NDT (COFREND) in 2013 at the BiNDT exhibition resulted in Technology Design presenting its products as an independent exhibitor at the COFREND exhibition at the Palais des Congrès, Bordeaux in May 2014. The prime location of TD’s booth ensured a steady progression of visitors from many industrial sectors and countries including several French speaking North African regions. Somewhat apprehensive at the possible language barrier the exhibition team found that most visitors managed quite well to communicate even in the absence of a conversationally common language.
The TD Corrosion Mapping Kit, compatible with all TD’s ultrasonic acquisition systems, generated more interest than expected: the concept of simple contactless scanner mechanics gained attention from both the composites and process plant industry representatives. TD’s user friendly software and simple yet powerful analysis tools for Phased Array, ToFD and Corrosion Mapping were a strong point of discussion.
New contacts and relationships were forged, old acquaintances were renewed and existing customers were eager for information about different TD products and future possibilities. France is firmly in our sights for wider exposure and a bright future.