TROY, MI—X-Ray Industries has announced its acquisition of Arcadia Aerospace Industries (Punta Gorda, FL), recognized for its expertise in the area of composite structures inspection. Arcadia provides Nadcap certified inspection of composite airframe components, as well as inspection system optimiza-tion consulting, design, upgrade and integrated system manufacturing to the aerospace industry where it is currently serving companies such as Boeing and Honda. “The increasing use of carbon fiber composites for aircraft components has created a demand for in-spection systems that can quickly identify potential quality issues,” says Scott Thams, president and CEO of X-Ray Industries. “The addition of Arcadia to our family of nondestructive and surface finish-ing technology companies helps to extend our expertise and tap into this growing market.” According to a 2010 World Carbon Fiber Composite Market report, the global demand for carbon fiber composites is valued at $13.2 billion for 2012 with expectations to increase to $18.6 billion by 2015.To address this growing market, X-Ray Industries is investing $1.5 million in the Arcadia Aero-space facility including new leading edge ultrasonic inspection systems that will triple its capability for carbon composite airframe component inspection. Laboratory Testing Inc. President Receives ASM Eisenman Award HATFIELD, PA—The ASM Philadelphia Chapter named Mike McVaugh, president of Laboratory Testing Inc., as the 2011 Eisenman Award recipient. The annual award is presented in recognition of dedicated service to ASM, foresight, leadership and promotion of the metals industry and metallurgical education. McVaugh received the award at the October 20, 2011 Chapter meeting and made a presentation On the topic, Technology Has Taken Testing to a New Level, which covered the evolution of mate-rials testing at LTI over the past 27 years, including broader capabilities, equipment enhancements and tighter quality control. Mike McVaugh is in his seventeenth year as president of Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), taking over the position when his father, Robert W. McVaugh, Sr., passed away in November 1994. McVaugh has been with the Company since it was started by his father in 1984 and filled the role of nondestructive testing manager in the early years. He is honored to receive the Eisenman Award and again follow in the footsteps of the senior McVaugh, who was the 1990 Eisenman Award recipient. Laboratory Testing Inc. began with a staff of 20 providing commercial nondestructive testing serv-ices in a 30,000-square-foot facility. Under Mike’s leadership, the company has significantly expanded the work force, facilities and services provided. Today, LTI is still a family-run business, but now em-ploys 125, operates out of two facilities with a total of 78,000 square feet and specializes in materials testing, specimen machining, nondestructive testing and metrology services. All operations have been computerized and state-of-the-art equipment is used throughout the facilities. When Laboratory Testing Inc. first went into business, most tests relied on a well-trained eye to in-terpret and document results. Over the last quarter century, technology has taken testing to a new level at LTI. Testing is critical in many industries such as aerospace, military, power-generation, automotive and for many other commercial businesses to assure quality materials and end products.These days, procedures and other requirements are more stringent than ever.Computerization and other advance-ments in test equipment have improved the depth of information, reliability, repeatability and documen-tation. Technology Has also greatly improved the production of machined test specimens. ASM International is an organization serving the materials industry worldwide by providing materi-als information, education and training, networking opportunities, and professional development re-sources. LTI is a sustaining member of ASM International celebrating 25 years of service. The com-pany has a number of employees actively participating in the Liberty Bell Chapter. Mistras Buys English Industrial Testing FirmTEES VALLEY, ENGLAND—An industrial testing firm could create dozens of jobs in England after being bought by a sector giant. Tees Valley, England -based Engineering Test Services (ETS) has been acquired by Princeton, NJ-based Mistras Group Inc, for an undisclosed sum. ETS presently employs 85 but could extend that by 50 following the deal. The firm, formed in the 1970s, had turnover of more than £4m ($5.2 million) during the last year and the deal is expected to help drive its future growth plans. ETS provides non destructive testing (NDT) services, meaning it uses radiography and ultrasonics to carry out tests, rather than cutting components up. It also has a division providing personnel such as in-spectors and engineers to firms. Mistras employs more than 2,700 staff in 79 offices across the globe. Aerospace and Ultrasonic Testing Company Innovate NDT Technique MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—EADS Innovation Works, a research and technology unit belonging to aero-space and defense group EADS, parent company of Airbus and Eurocopter, has teamed up with Norwe- gian firm DolphiTech to develop a new Form of nondestructive testing based on ultrasonic camera in-spections. NDT is a way of screening objects—like an aircraft fuselage—and detecting damage not visible from the outside without having to destroy or break through the material. It usually involves radiogra-phy, infrared light, electromagnetism or endoscopy, but ultrasound is thought to be the best method, de-spite its high cost and difficulty to use. The 3-D ultrasonic camera, developed by DolphiTech, however, will apparently be cheaper than its predecessors and easier to operate. The firms hope their collaboration will result in a tool usable for all types of NDT applications and composite materials, not just in aerospace but for other industries too. A prototype will be available by the end of 2012. The partnership is also an important one for Dol-phiTech, providing the smaller Norwegian firm with a large market for its ultrasonic products, which Also include the world’s first ultrasonic 2-D barcode reader.(Story courtesy of www.eetimes.com) Call for Papers, Presentations and Exhibitors at NDT in Canada 2012 In response to the members of the Candu Owners Group (COG) and the Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE), the fourth-annual International Candu In-service Inspection (ISI) workshop is jointly offered in conjunction with the NDT in Canada 2012 Conference. The program will feature presentations relating to the in-service inspection of Candu nuclear power plants and the in-service inspection of industrial equipment as found in mining, primary metals, manu-facturing, civil infrastructure, oil and gas and aerospace industries. Special emphasis will be placed on new developments and recent experiences with NDE Technology as applied to inspection reliability, risk based inspections, the qualification of inspection systems and the certification of NDT personnel. The timeline of events leading up to the conference is as follows: . Feb 29- Deadline For abstract sub-missions . March 16-Author/presenter acceptance Confirmed . April 13- Preliminary program announced . May 15- final program announced . June 1- Dealine for receipt of fulll presentation and/ or papers potential authors, please register and submit your abstract on-line at www.ndt.net/ndtcanada2012. Please register online at http://events.cinde.ca or contanct Debbie luey (905) 387-1655 ext. 223 or e-mail: email@example.com visite http://events.cinde.ca or http://www.candu.org for more information.
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