Articles Tagged with ''nondestructive testing''

Acoustically Measuring Polycrystalline Diamond Thickness

Wafer manufacturers can use acoustic imaging to measure the thickness of PCD inserts without sectioning the wafers.

Various types of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tool inserts are made from a wafer in which tungsten carbide (WC) serves as a substrate. The PCD provides the hardness and durability that makes cutting possible, while the WC provides a strong base.


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High Acoustic Frequency Imaging

Tiny ceramic chip capacitors can be screened for defects using high acoustic frequency imaging.

An internal structural defect in a ceramic chip capacitor becomes activated when it expands to create an electrical leakage path between two adjacent electrode layers.


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Inside CI: Trial and Error

People who are involved in R&D must be incredibly determined and continually optimistic.

“What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.” – Wendell Phillips, Abolitionist


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Non-Destructive Testing Grows 5%

Nondestructive testing (NDT) industry revenue grew an estimated 5% per year (on average) to $966.8 million, according to a new report.
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Inside CI: Research & Development

This issue includes our exclusive annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory, a handy tool to help you quickly find the best supplier for your specific R&D needs.*


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X-Ray Analysis of Ceramics

The value of X-ray technology can be applied to materials and processes used in the ceramic industry.

Ceramics can be found in almost every aspect of our daily lives. In fact, our society has come to rely on their versatility as a material.


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Maximizing Benefits from Test Laboratory Services

Following a few simple guidelines can help manufacturers manage their testing program.


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Identifying Defects

A new imaging process can identify extremely small surface or sub-surface cracks in silicon nitride bearing balls.


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COMPOSITE INNOVATIONS: Seeing Below the Surface

Infrared themographic image of a nanoengineered composite heated via electrical probes (clips can be seen at bottom of image). The scalebar of colors is degrees Celsius. The MIT logo has
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Developing a Multi-Location Color Control System

Maintaining color control to a master standard is an especially difficult task for multi-location organizations.
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