ASNT’s NDT of Composites Conference to Promote Quality in Composite Inspection

1 April 2015

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. will again be hosting its popular topical conference, NDT of Composites, in Seattle, Washington, 4-6 May 2015. NDT of Composites serves to share knowledge and research on existing and developing methods of NDT for composite materials and fabrication techniques.

“With composite inspection rapidly growing in demand and necessity, this topical conference is incredibly valuable for those in the NDT industry to stay current with inspection trends,” said Program Chair Tim Burkholder. “The strong program caters to anyone involved in the handling, design, manufacture, and testing of composite materials.”

Keynote speaker Dr. Larry Ilcewicz, from the Federal Aviation Administration, will present “FAA Aviation Safety Progress and Plans Involving Composite Maintenance Inspection and Repair” which will highlight accomplishments of the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada (TCCA), and the international industry (domestic and foreign) in developing rules, policy and guidance applicable to the use of composites and the resulting excellence in safety.

The conference program features 25 presentations by top industry professionals on existing and emerging methods and trends in nondestructive testing for composite materials and fabrication techniques. Conference discussions will include new product forms and testing techniques, ranging from commercial to military, sub-surface, and space applications, including advances in laser technology, thermography, microwave, ultrasonic, characterization and modeling.

Additionally, exhibitors from 18 companies will be demonstrating products and services critical to NDT composite inspection.

Program information and online registration is available at www.asnt.org/composites2015. Early registration rates available until 13 April 2015.

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, based in Columbus, Ohio, is an international technical society with over 15,000 members that provides a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT exists to create a safer world by promoting the profession and technologies of nondestructive testing.


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