<b>SGS Appoints New Strategic NDT Operations Leader</b> PHILLIPINES—SGS Group ha s appointed Jason Scott as its new strategic nondestructive testing (NDT) operations development leader for Asia. Scott will focus on developing strategic operations in NDT and project management globally but with a particular focus on Asia. Scott began his NDT career in 1994 as NDT technician in the United Kingdom. In 1997 he took the opportunity to work at Lavender International, the International NDT Training Center based in Sheffield, UK, where he spent several years traveling around the world training and examining inspectors in accordance with American and European certification schemes, before joining SGS in April 2004. <b>X-ray Diffraction Guide Proposed</b> W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA—X-ray diffraction has become a popular means of residual stress measurement in the aerospace materials field over the past 50 years. A proposed new guide being developed by ASTM International Committee E28 on mechanical testing will provide the necessary information to obtain the most reliable residual stress values as well as identify and evaluate potential errors in measurement, paving the way for future developments. ASTM WK28149, Guide for Residual Stress Measurement by X-ray Diffraction for Aerospace Bearing Materials, is under the jurisdiction of subcommittee E28.13 on Residual Stress Management. According to Scott McCarthy, X-ray diffraction technician, the beneficial or detrimental effects of many processes, such as shot peening, honing, turning, grinding, case hardening and other heat Treatments can be quantified with residual stress measurement, which allows for process optimization and monitoring of process parameters. <b>Canadian CT Scanning Company Growing in First Year</b> ONTARIO, CANADA—Jesse Garant & Associates has increased its capacity for industrial computed tomography services after being in operation for less than one year. This scanning process allows customers to reduce their new product inspection costs and failure analysis costs between 25% and 75% when compared to existing technology. The company uses the CT technology to scan various industrial components instead of the human body. Originally utilizing CT scanners with a size limitation of 30 centimeters by 12 inches, the company has recently expanded their scanning window to include larger components and higher density materials. By utilizing a higher energy CT scanner, their effective scan window has now increased to 1 meter by 39 inches. <b>Manufacturing Materials and Processes Authors Needed</b> The American Society for Nondestructive Testing Inc. (ASNT), the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals, seeks authors to update its publication Materials and Processes for NDT Technology. The new edition will have two main areas of focus and as a result could have more than one author. One area of focus will deal with materials, processing and the types of defects associated with the materials and the manufacturing processes. The other section will cover how those defects may be found using NDT. ASNT is currently seeking proposals for the former. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in metallurgy and manufacturing processes, and experience writing. Experience in nondestructive testing is a plus but is not required. Contact Cindi Leeman at (800) 222- 2768 x225 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. <b>PPT Vision Appoints New VP of Sales and Marketing</b> BLOOMINGTON, MN—PPT Vision has appointed David G. Wick vicepresident of sales and marketing. With more than 20 years of Fortune 50 company sales, marketing and business leadership experience, Wick joins PPT Vision from Honeywell International’s Microelectronics & Precision Sensors business, where he most recently served as global director of sales. In his new assignment, Wick will lead the global sales and marketing team at PPT Vision. Wick holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business from the University of St. Thomas. <b>Zwick Roell Exhibiting at testXpo 2010</b> ULM, GERMANY—The Zwick Roell Group will be present at this year’s testXpo 2010 from Oct. 11-14, at the Zwick facility in Ulm, Germany. This 19th International Forum for Materials Testing will see top specialists from all industry segments gather to present an extensive program of lectures, discussions, Q&A sessions and exhibits. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate the biggest pendulum impact tester in the world and, in contrast, a new PrecisionLine product series for testing micro specimens in combination with a new laser extensometer. The event will be organized into topic areas focusing on: metals, plastics, automotive, medical technology, academia, building materials, “testing for life,” and service and customer support. Zwick Roell will provide participants with the chance to investigate the company’s testXpert software, extensometer and force measurements, grips and other tools for testing.
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