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NDT.net Issue - 2010-05 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2010-05
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
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Mistras Creates one of the Largest Gantry Scanning Systems to Date

MISTRAS Products & Systems72, Princeton Junction, NJ, USA

Princeton Junction, NJ - April, 2010 - MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MG) has joined forces with HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. to produce a 12-axes Ultrasonic C-Scan imaging gantry scanning system, one of the largest scanners built thus far for the inspection of aerospace carbon composite components.

The 24 foot long, 16 foot high and wide system will be used by HITCO for the scanning and inspecting of aerospace carbon composite components. With its towering twin scanning axes, the system will have the ability to inspect virtually any component within its realm using Ultrasonic Thru-Transmission and Pulse Echo Scanning.

Along with the size and versatility, the system will include state-of-the art software from MISTRAS Group and Resource Engineering, Inc. (REI), a supplier of precision positioning systems. The combination of MISTRAS' UT digital data acquisition package with REI's advanced mechanical gantry and motion control package will provide HITCO the ultimate in a precision UT gantry system.

HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. was founded in 1922, and manufactures composite structures and materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications. HITCO continues to be an innovative leader in the advancement of carbon composite components within the SGL Group, strategically focusing on new projects for aerospace/aircraft and defense applications.

About MISTRAS Group:
MISTRAS offers one of the broadest services and technology-enabled asset protection solutions portfolios in the industry used to evaluate the structural integrity of energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers the ability to extend the useful life of their assets, improve productivity & profitability, comply with government safety and environmental regulations and enhance risk management operational decisions.

MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry leading products and technologies -24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; and its proprietary world class data warehousing & analysis software- to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.

For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.mistrasgroup.com or contact Nestor S. Makarigakis, Marketing Communications (MARCOM) Manager at marcom@mistrasgroup.com.

 
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