Mechanised and Automated Ultrasonic Testing in Production
Vogt Werkstoffprüfsysteme GmbH, Burgwedel has developed a new PC-based testing system with WINDOWS-operating system, called PROline for mechanized and automated ultrasonic testing in production.
Mechanisierte und Automatisierte Ultraschallprüfung in der Produktion
Die Fa. Vogt Werkstoffprüfsysteme GmbH, Burgwedel, hat ein neues PC-gestütztes Prüfsystem mit Windowsoberfläche, genannt PROline, für die mechanisierte und automatisierte Ultraschallprüfung in der Produktion entwickelt.
2002-2003 NDT Salary Survey Results Available from PQNDT, Inc.
The results of the survey, including breakouts by region, industry served and certification level, are available on the PQNDT web site at: 22 Pages [740 KB]
Aerospace Testing Expo 2003 REVIEW
Aerospace Testing Expo opened its doors for the first time at the Hamburg Messe, Germany on 26, 27 & 28 February 2003. An impressive 2500+ visitors from 58 countries attended the launch event, representing more than 1000 companies.
Einstellung des Eschede-Strafverfahren
German Court Abandons Rail Crash Trial
A strong guiltiness of the three men in trial could not been proved, however, it is questionable if the right persons would have been brought to trial. Also the Deutsche Bahn AG as company could be guilty, but unfortunately German's law does not recognize responsibility of companies or organizations, however just individuals can be brought to court.
It seems that the German courts were dubious of the ability of any NDT method
to find defects. As a result it would appear that the courts could find no
fault with the engineers having not selected test equipment or established a
practical test interval.
However, if 100% reliability of a probability of detection was required it
would leave in question the need for any NDT. Since no test can guarantee 100%
reliability - why should we use NDT at all? (a comment of Rolf Diederichs).
This topic in brief at Deutsche Welle.
Ultrasonic testing of primary first wall mock-ups and panels
NASA urged to improve inspections of shuttles
NASA is likely to use ultrasonic, thermal and X-ray imaging that can reveal internal faults in the half-inch-thick panels, said Michael Greenfield, the agency's deputy associate administrator for technical programs. Until Columbia's loss, NASA relied primarily on visual inspections with a magnifying glass and touch tests to detect decay or degradation of the material.
NDT of composite material under spotlight in Columbia accident
The research team has recently published results of the work in Acoustics Research Letters On-Line and previously presented the work at the Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation. It has also submitted a paper, "In-Situ High-Temperature Monitoring if Carbon-Carbon Oxidation Using Time Reversal Mirrors," to the International Conference on Composite Materials scheduled for July 2003.
Ex-Panametric shareholders sue GE for $25 million
Former shareholders of a small company acquired by General Electric Co. GE.N last year filed a federal lawsuit against the conglomerate on Tuesday, claiming GE owes them at least $25 million because it used deceptive practices to lower the deal's purchase price.