Aerospace 2018

Aerospace 2018

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Nondestructive Evaluation of Aerospace Materials & Structures 2018

Crowne Plaza Hotel St Louis Airport
Bridgeton, MO
5 - 6 June 2018

Co-sponsored by the St. Louis Section of ASNT

Program Chairs
Roger Engelbart, Boeing
Dr. Tsuchin Philip Chu, Southern Illinois University

The aerospace industry makes extensive use of nondestructive testing techniques. The major drivers for growth in the aerospace NDT market include are increasing investments in the aerospace and defense sector, increasing complexity of machines and structures that need continual evaluation for maintaining structural integrity, and government's safety regulations mandating the use of NDT techniques for clearances.

Come to the Aerospace 2018 ASNT Topical Conference to learn about the latest developments in technology and market factors in NDT.

Program Information and Registration

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See our Call for Abstracts brochure for information.

This program will provide the opportunity for information exchange on existing, new and developing methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) for aerospace materials and manufacturing processes.

Topics of interest include

  • Automated Inspection Systems
  • Impact of NDE on Structures and Design
  • In-Service Inspection
  • Materials Characterization
  • Additive Manufacturing and NDE
  • NDE of Repairs
  • Neutron Radiography
  • New NDE Methods
  • Post-Manufacturing Quality Assurance
  • Resonance Inspection
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Participants from industry, academia, government and research organizations are encouraged to present at this ASNT Conference. This will be an excellent opportunity for sharing your knowledge as well as gaining exposure in the NDE industry and community.

Abstract Submission

If you are interested in making a presentation, please submit a 250 word abstract by clicking the link below: Submit Your Abstract Online.

Abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2018

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Chairs and scheduled in the program.  Upon acceptance, speakers will be notified so they can make their travel plans.

Speakers are encouraged to submit a paper of the work being presented. Papers are compiled into a proceedings and made available to attendees via a download, and to the NDT community via the ASNT website. Instructions for submitting papers will be provided with the acceptance letter.

Questions concerning the conference should be directed to the ASNT conference department at or call us at 800-222-2786 or 614-274-6003, ext. 213.

Build Your Brand: Exhibit with ASNT!

Exhibiting at an ASNT conference or topical event is a productive way to showcase products and services. With constant face-to-face interactions with your target audience, exhibiting at our conference ensures that your marketing budget and time is being well spent!

Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Table top exhibits available. If you are interested in having a table top exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

List of Exhibitors for Aerospace 2018

as of 21 March 2018

Advanced OEM Solutions

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

Carestream NDT

Circle Systems Inc


Lickenbrock Technologies Inc

Materials Development Corporation


Olympus America Inc

Quality Testing Services Inc


Thermal Wave Imaging Inc

V J Technologies Inc

VisiConsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH


Zetec Inc

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport
11228 Lone Eagle Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
ASNT Group Rate: $119 per night (plus taxes)
Rate good until May 14, 2018

To reserve, use this online link, or call 1-866-282-4643 or (314) 291-6700. Be sure to refer to the ASNT Aerospace Meeting when making your reservation by phone.

Travel Information

Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL). Airport Shuttle is available. After you have claimed your luggage please call 314-291-6700 to inform the driver you are waiting. .  The Shuttle will pick up at door 18 in the Main Terminal and door 15 in the East Terminal.

ASNT attendees have complimentary parking at the hotel. The hotel is 17 miles from downtown St. Louis.

Unauthorized Housing Warning

Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for ASNT. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. The only way to book your rooms for ASNT is to use the channels provided on our website. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify ASNT staff immediately.

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with ASNT. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by ASNT.

Furthermore, room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

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