Published on 14-Apr-2021

BINDT Aerospace Experience 2021: Only one week to go!

BINDT Aerospace Experience 2021: Only one week to go!

Register today for the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)’s Aerospace Workshop and Aerospace Event taking place from 20-22 April 2021 as virtual experiences.

Workshop on NDT for Metallic Airframe Components

The Aerospace Workshop will take place on 20 April 2021 and is organised by the BINDT Aerospace Committee. This webinar will consider NDT of parts manufactured by a number of different processes, such as friction stir welding, metallic bonding and/or additive manufacturing. The objective is to define the challenges, such as understanding the needs for qualification and defect detection for difficult geometries, and present potential NDT solutions from academia and industry. The workshop will conclude with a requirements capture session. To view the programme or download a booking form, visit:

Aerospace Event 2021

The BINDT West of England Branch two-day Aerospace Event will run from 21-22 April 2021. This two-day webinar is the only event in the UK dedicated solely to NDT in aerospace! The event will combine spotlight sessions, a focus on new materials and processes and new NDT technologies sessions. 

Aerospace Exhibitor Spotlight Session

A commercial session for exhibitors will take place on 21 April 2021, showcasing the latest products, innovations and technology available to the industry today. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the very latest NDT technology and services available from around the world. To view the programme or download a booking form, visit:


Notes for editors


The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is a UK-based professional engineering institutionworking to promote the advancement ofthe science and practice of non-destructive testing (NDT), condition monitoring (CM), diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines. Internationally recognised, it is concerned withthe education, training and certification of its members and all those engaged in NDT and CM and through its publications and annual conferences and eventsit disseminates news of the latest advances in the science and practice of the subjects.For further information about the Institute and its activities, visit:

What are NDT and CM?

Non-destructive testing is the branch of engineering concerned with all methods of detecting and evaluating flaws in materials. Flaws can affect the serviceability of a material or structure, so NDT is important in guaranteeing safe operation as well as in quality control and assessing plant life. The flaws may be cracks or inclusions in welds and castings or variations in structural properties, which can lead to a loss of strength or failure in service. The essential feature of NDT is that the test process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under test. The subject of NDT has no clearly defined boundaries; it ranges from simple techniques such as the visual examination of surfaces, through the well-established methods of radiography, ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle crack detection, to new and very specialised methods such as the measurement of Barkhausen noise and positron annihilation spectroscopy.

Condition monitoring (CM) aims to ensure plant efficiency, productivity and reliability by monitoring and analysing the wear of operating machinery and components to provide an early warning of impending failure, thereby reducing costly plant shutdown. Condition monitoring originally used mainly vibration and tribology analysis techniques but now encompasses new fields such as thermal imaging, acoustic emission and other non-destructive techniques. The diagnostic and prognostic elements, in addition to increasingly sophisticated signal processing, is using trends from repeated measurements in time intervals of days and weeks.

Contact for press enquiries and image requests:

Sharon Creed
Marketing & PR Manager
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road
Northampton NN1 5NX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300
Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301

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