|By Rolf Diederichs (NDT.net)
From 12-16 No. 2007 we visited and have been an exhibitor at the ASNT Fall
Conference & Quality Testing Show in Las Vegas. The Riviera Hotel and
convention center was an excellent location, although it looked more like we
came for gaming in a casino (but that is Las Vegas).
The conference and
exhibition was well attended with 1200 visitors present. Attendance
breakdown showed that 70% came from United States another 20% from North and
South America just 10% came from overseas countries (see diagram). When we
joined 10 Years ago, we remember ASNT Fall conferences in Seattle and
Pittsburgh having a much higher international audience. This may be a trend to a more open Euro-centric NDT
With its 130 exhibitors, the exhibition was a good chance for
visitors to see what's going on in the US NDT market. Many of our NDT.net
exhibitors exhibited also and we were successful in attracting 9 new
companies for our online exhibition.
Again this year, NDT.net made efforts to expand the exposure of the many
dedicated NDT technical writers by requesting that ASNT permit publication
of the proceedings on NDT.net. Several authors voiced their opinion to us
would prefer to see easier access to their technical writings. In spite of
our efforts to develop a cooperation with ASNT (similar to other NDT Societies) to publish NDT technical materials, ASNT has opted to hold the
materials to themselves. Hopefully a more open cooperation can be developed
in future to the benefit of the entire NDT community.
Rolf: "Public Rights for Free Access to Information, but why not for Papers of ASNT Conferences?"
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Products incorporate advanced PC-based digital technologies.
Reference Standards and Test Blocks since 1973.
Cutting edge technology in NDT testing equipment.
Specializes in the NDT of structures, products and materials.
A wide range of Portable and Stationary X-ray Inspection Systems.
Olympus NDT is a world leading manufacturer of innovative NDT instruments.
X-ray based NDT systems for a wide range of industrial applications.
Physical Acoustics Corp
Acoustic Emission and Nondestructive Testing instrumentation.
Training, Examination, and level 3 Consultancy Services.
AGR Ultrasonic Technologies
Advanced ultrasonic acquisition systems provide Phased Array, ToFD & Pulse echo.
Products are commonly used to determine the thickness of a variety of materials.
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GE Inspection Technologies
More than 1,300 employees at more than 25 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.
Automated Inspection Systems
Employees are classified as professionals, and hold bachelor or advanced degrees in engineering or science.
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Greg Smith Smith talks with a customer.
Professional Program Chair Claudia Kropas-Hughes
Dr. Rod Stanley held the Keynote Address "Thirty Years in Oilfield Tubular Inspection"
More than 100 people listen to the keynote talk
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3E NDT, Inc.|
Access Plug Flange, Inc.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
AGR Field Operations
All Pro Imaging
Anatec International/LMT, Inc.
Aqua Communications, Inc.
Ashtead Technology Rentals
Atlas Inspection Technologies, Inc.
Automated Inspection Systems
Beijing Time High Technology Ltd.
Bercli Ultrasonic Phased-Array Solutions
BINDT-The British Institute of NDT
BlueLine NDT, LLC
Bossa Nova Technologies
Brooks Associates, Inc.
Carestream Health - NDT Solutions Group
Dakota Ultrasonics Corp.
Dantec Dynamics, Inc.
Ely Chemical Company, Inc.
Envision Product Design, Inc.
FUJI NDT Systems
GE Inspection Technologies
Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.
Hellier Technical Training
High Tech Supplies, Inc.
Industrial Nuclear Co., Inc.
Inspection Plug Strategies, Inc.
Inspection Solutions Ltd.
Inspection Technologies, Inc.
Interlaken Leak Testing Systems
Iris Inspection Services, Inc.
IRT ScanMaster Systems, Inc.
IT Concepts, LLC
Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
Jireh Industries Ltd.
Jentek Sensors, Inc.
Karl Storz Industrial America
KJTD (USA) Co., Ltd.
Laser Technology, Inc.
Lavender International NDT
Lorad, A Hologic Company
Luna Innovations, Inc.
Mala GeoScience USA, Inc.|
Marietta X-Ray, Inc.
Matec Instrument Companies, Inc.
Mechanical Integrity, Inc.
NDT Seals, Inc.
NDT Systems, Inc.
North Star Imaging, Inc.
Olympus Industrial America
Pan American Ind., Inc.
PDQ Precision, Inc.
PH Tool Reference Standards
Phoenix X-Ray Systems & Services
Physical Acoustics Corporation
Precision Images, LLC
Quality Magazine BNP Publications
Quality Material Inspection, Inc.
Quality Network, Inc.
Reinhart & Associates
Rockwood Service Corp./Acuren Insp...
Russell NDE Systems
S.E. International, Inc.
ScanTech Instruments, Inc.
Sensors & Software
Sentinel/QSA Global, Inc.
Sigma Transducers, Inc.
Sonaspection International, Inc.
Source Production & Equipment Co., Inc.
Southeast Community College
Southwest Research Institute
TEAM Industrial Services
Technisonic Research, Inc.
Test Equipment Distributors
Thales Components Corporation
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers
Valpey Fisher Corp.
Varian Medical Systems, X-Ray Products
Varian Security & Inspection Products
Virtual Media Integration, Ltd.
Vision Financial Group, Inc.
Washington Group International, Inc.
Willick Engineering Co.,Inc.
YXLON International, Inc.