NDT Research and Development

Building new NDT solutions through research

R&D is all about developing innovative and smart technologies to solve the challenging problems facing you today – and tomorrow.

Whether you operate in the field of aerospace or engineering, petroleum or medicine, you’re probably under constant pressure to develop better, more cost-efficient processes to inspect equipment or infrastructure for signs of corrosion, damage or wear.

Not only must you satisfy the changing requirements of your customers, but you also have to ensure regulatory compliance, environmental protection, employee safety and product reliability. Add to this the ever-increasing complexity of components or installations, and you have a lot of extra projects to manage on top of the day-to-day running of the business.

Is your requirement new to you, or to everyone?

Changes to specifications, and the use of new materials, always raise new challenges for inspection. And keeping up to date with new technologies and approaches can be time consuming and costly.

However, you don’t have to struggle to keep up. Providing the best solution is our job. And using NDT Consultants as a specialist partner who can view your needs objectively, with a fresh pair of eyes, allows you to access different or new approaches, where and when you need them – in a quick and cost-effective way.

Put our NDT innovation capabilities to the test

Special projects are our speciality

Solving problems often needs novel ideas or approaches, but we fully understand that there isn’t a one size fits all solution.

For example, in diagnostic NDT, we look at specific problems that could arise when new materials are introduced, or when a greater level of inspection becomes necessary on established materials and work pieces.

That’s why NDT Consultants maintains a strong Research and Development / Special Projects team to ensure that the bespoke solutions we provide use the very best techniques, technologies and people to meet each of our customer’s’ individual needs – ultimately saving you time and money.

Think of us as your troubleshooters. Whatever problems you have, we can find a solution. Whether working to improve existing NDT processes or come up with new techniques and applications, our experienced team is continuously developing innovative products and technologies to make testing faster, more accurate and easier to use – all while lowering the cost.

If you need special testing procedures or tailored NDT research and development programmes, talk to us to see how we can help.

All-round NDT innovation

Development and research into new NDT technology are at the heart of our future development. Introduction of the Acoustic Camera, Digital Radiography, Advanced Electromagnetic and Microwave Application in the field of NDT are just a few of the new technologies projects we’ve been involved in.

Our in-house Research and Development department has proven capabilities in the following areas:

Software integration

  • Automated NDT
  • Multi parameter and multi technology NDT
  • Real-time systems

Software development

  • GUI
  • Wireless communication
  • Data processing and data mining
  • Defect sizing and characterisation

Electronics instrumentation development

  • Embedded hardware
  • Embedded software
  • VLSI
  • VHDL
  • Smart sensors

NDT transducer design and modelling of behaviour

  • EMAT
  • Eddy current
  • Ultrasonic
  • FreeScan
  • N-BUS

*COMING SOON* R&D/Special Projects Case Study: Industry Bodies

Industry Bodies Case Study

Find out how you can benefit from our customised approach