QMT Features: September 2011
Materials Testing 2011
Materials Testing 2011 is set to be bigger and better than ever and runs alongside the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing annual conference.

Materials Testing – the international showcase for the non-destructive testing (NDT), materials testing, quality and mechanical testing, condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering industries – will take place from 13-15 September 2011 in Telford, UK.

 The organisers, the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing, BINDT, say that this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever and will run alongside NDT 2011, the annual conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing providing additional networking opportunities for visitors.

NDT Hall of Fame
Which person or event has made the single biggest contribution to non-destructive testing and condition monitoring? That’s the question which the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing is asking practitioners in the run-up to its 50th anniversary celebrations later this year.

The institute is inviting NDT professionals from around the world to nominate the characters and the events that have had the greatest influence on the industry’s development. They will be commemorated in a ‘Hall of Fame’ at Materials Testing 2011. To enter, you should name a person (living or dead), an event, or both, along with a brief explanation as to what you believe they contributed to the industry and why it was so important. BINDT is also keen to receive memoirs and photos relating to the industry to be part of a display telling the story of NDT through the years.

Send your contributions to joy@lavender-ndt.com - all comments will be collated and the institute will set up a panel to discuss the contributions. A special award will also be made by the BINDT president-elect Steve Lavender at the 50th annual dinner being held at  the annual conference.

John Hansen, chairman of the Materials Testing organising committee, said: “NDT remains a relatively new industry with many of the key developments having taken place within living memory. We’d like practitioners’ views on what they believe have been the key influences which have shaped the industry – both people and events – so we can commemorate these and capture them for posterity.””l



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