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NDT.net Issue - 2007-12 - NEWS

NDT.net at ASNT Fall Conference Nov'07 in Las Vegas


NDT.net109, Bad Breisig [Germany]
NDT-wide, society, event, United States
NEWS  
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2007-12
By Rolf Diederichs (NDT.net)

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Low International Audience

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In the bags a CD-ROM of 60 papers of total 120 conference presentations. The CD was not easy to browse.
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 community.

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 that they 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.



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Rolf: "Public Rights for Free Access to Information, but why not for Papers of ASNT Conferences?"


Q Net

QNET provides innovative solutions for almost any inspection problem.


IRT Scanmaster

Products incorporate advanced PC-based digital technologies.


PH Tool

Reference Standards and Test Blocks since 1973.


Sonatest

Cutting edge technology in NDT testing equipment.


Force Technology

Specializes in the NDT of structures, products and materials.


Vidisco

A wide range of Portable and Stationary X-ray Inspection Systems.


Olympus NDT

Olympus NDT is a world leading manufacturer of innovative NDT instruments.


YXLON

X-ray based NDT systems for a wide range of industrial applications.


Physical Acoustics Corp

Acoustic Emission and Nondestructive Testing instrumentation.


Lavender International

Training, Examination, and level 3 Consultancy Services.


AGR Ultrasonic Technologies

Advanced ultrasonic acquisition systems provide Phased Array, ToFD & Pulse echo.


Dakota Ultrasonics

Products are commonly used to determine the thickness of a variety of materials.


Amdata Products

NDE products for the nuclear, fossil, aerospace, industrial, petrochemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and other markets.


Matec Instruments

Instrumentation and systems for scientific research, quality control inspection and production testing


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.


Sonaspection International

NDE training and qualification for many years.


NDT Systems

High quality, advanced technology ultrasonic testing products to the NDT marketplace.


NDT Systems

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


Click here for more Photos
of Rolf and his wife Zipora on a beautiful trip.

133 Exhibitors:
3E NDT, Inc.
Acceletronics
Access Plug Flange, Inc.
Acoustic Ideas
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
AGR Field Operations
AIP
All Pro Imaging
Anatec International/LMT, Inc.
Aqua Communications, Inc.
Arrow-Tech, Inc.
Ashtead Technology Rentals
ASM International
Atlas Inspection Technologies, Inc.
Automated Inspection Systems
Beijing Time High Technology Ltd.
Bercli Ultrasonic Phased-Array Solutions
BIC Alliance
BINDT-The British Institute of NDT
Blatek, Inc.
BlueLine NDT, LLC
Bodelin Technologies
Boeing
Borescopesrus
Bossa Nova Technologies
Brooks Associates, Inc.
Carestream Health - NDT Solutions Group
Chemetall Oakite
Dakota Ultrasonics Corp.
Danatronics Corp.
Dantec Dynamics, Inc.
Ely Chemical Company, Inc.
Envision Product Design, Inc.
FlawTech, Inc.
Foerster Instruments
FORCE Technology
FUJI NDT Systems
GE Inspection Technologies
Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.
Gulmay Limited
Hamamatsu Corporation
Hellier Technical Training
High Tech Supplies, Inc.
Imperium, Inc.
IMTEC Corporation
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.
Jenoptik-IR
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.
Machida, Inc.
Magnaflux
Magsoft Corporation
Mala GeoScience USA, Inc.
Marietta X-Ray, Inc.
Matec Instrument Companies, Inc.
Mechanical Integrity, Inc.
MFE Enterprises
NDT Seals, Inc.
NDT Systems, Inc.
NDT.net
NDTMA
Newco, Inc.
North Star Imaging, Inc.
Ocean Corporation
Olympus Industrial America
Olympus NDT
Pacific Corporation
Pan American Ind., Inc.
PDQ Precision, Inc.
PH Tool Reference Standards
Phoenix X-Ray Systems & Services
Physical Acoustics Corporation
PQNDT, Inc.
Precision Images, LLC
Quality Magazine – BNP Publications
Quality Material Inspection, Inc.
Quality Network, Inc.
Reinhart & Associates
Ridgewater College
Rockwood Service Corp./Acuren Insp...
Rohmann LP
Russell NDE Systems
S.E. International, Inc.
ScanTech Instruments, Inc.
Schnabel Engineering
SCT/Euro-Industries
Sensors & Software
Sentinel/QSA Global, Inc.
Sigma Transducers, Inc.
Sonaspection International, Inc.
Sonatest, Inc.
Sonotech, Inc.
Source Production & Equipment Co., Inc.
Southeast Community College
Southwest Research Institute
Spectronics Corporation
TEAM Industrial Services
Technisonic Research, Inc.
TeraRecon, Inc.
Test Equipment Distributors
Test NDT
Testex, Inc.
Thales Components Corporation
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers
Uniwest
Valpey Fisher Corp.
Varian Medical Systems, X-Ray Products
Varian Security & Inspection Products
Vidisco Ltd.
Virtual Media Integration, Ltd.
Vision Financial Group, Inc.
VJ Technologies
Washington Group International, Inc.
WesDyne AMDATA
Willick Engineering Co.,Inc.
Wyle
YXLON International, Inc.
Zetec, Inc.

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