59th Annual British Conference on Non-Destructive Testing

The 59th Annual British Conference on Non-Destructive Testing will take place this year from 15-17 September 2020 at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Northampton, UK. The purpose of the event is to showcase a broad range of NDT technologies and applications and to gather...

Non-Destructive Testing: Terms and Definitions

As the term implies, non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage to said materials. And while the term may seem self-explanatory,...

The Pluses and Minuses of Visual Inspection

Visual inspection is the oldest method of non-destructive testing there is. This is hardly a surprise since our forbearers did not have the instrumentation that we currently possess. They could not have conceived of machines such as an ultrasonic bubbler system or an...

Facts about Sound and the Waves it Produces

The speed that sound waves travel, largely depend on the material type. This is why, for example, sound cannot travel through a vacuum at all. At Structural Diagnostics Inc, we are intimately familiar with the properties of sound and how it is the best tool for...

The Fundamentals of Nondestructive Weld Examination

A quality weld goes beyond whether or not the objects being welded together meet visual inspection criteria. In other words, when it comes to a good weld there is more to it than meets the eye. A quality weld is one that must be able to do its job – keep the...

Non-Destructive Testing: Safety Considerations

Nondestructive testing is an essential component of aircraft inspection and repair. However, simply because this method of inspection does not damage aircraft parts and systems, does not mean that technicians and mechanics should be careless when using advanced...

Industries That Use Non Destructive Testing

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) continues to prove that it is a technology that is well worth investing in for a wide variety of industries. Part of the reason for its growing popularity among technicians and engineers in these fields is that it saves companies millions...

7 Ultrasonic Technology-Related Facts You May Not Know

The use of ultrasonic measurement technology is fast becoming one of the most effective and reliable ways to get an accurate picture of certain aircraft components, systems and the materials that go into making them. And although many outside the field of...