Professor Robert Smith, Director of RCNDE, explains the crucial role that NDT plays in our every day lives in an article written for Quality Magazine. While its influence is evident now, he stresses how it will continue to be pivotal in the future, playing a central role in the fourth
In collaboration with the British Institute of NDT (BINDT), catapults and other national and international committees, RCNDE has been pro-active in defining the need for a national steering committee, providing strategic NDT leadership.
RCNDE is involved with...
NDT Leadership Forum
The NDT Leadership Forum, established by RCNDE’s Director and chaired by Mark Dowell, involves representatives from industry sectors, professional engineering institutes (PEIs), catapults, research organisations and the NDT supply chain. Its objectives include: advising government through an NDT Landscape Report, identifying and tackling barriers to transitioning new technologies, establishing NDT requirements for sectors, new materials and new manufacturing methods, and driving the many changes that will be required to meet the needs of NDE.
NDE for Industry 4.0
In collaboration with the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI) and The Welding Institute, RCNDE is leading the work in identifying the specific NDE requirements for Industry 4.0. such as the automated analysis of complex, large and high-rate data sets using artificial intelligence. A workshop exploring non-destructive testing (NDT), structural health monitoring (SHM) and condition monitoring (CM) requirements for Industry 4.0 is scheduled for May 2022.