you for visiting this web site on nondestructive testing or NDT.
Nondestructive testing is a term you probably don't hear everyday.
However, the application of NDT plays a big role in keeping our
world safe and is used to test many of the things that you come
in contact with everyday. Nondestructive testing means parts
and materials are tested or inspected without causing damage to
them. You may be familiar with some of the inspection methods
used in NDT from their use in the medical industry. A few
examples are X-ray inspection and ultrasonic inspection. You
may have had an X-ray taken if the doctor suspected that you may
have fractured a bone. X-rays are used in a similar fashion
in NDT to examine the internal features of components for problems.
The term NDT usually implies that the object being inspected is non-living.
methods are used to make sure that important parts on airplanes,
trains, and automobiles are free of defects that could lead to
an accident. NDT is also used in many other industries to
make sure that parts do not have defects that would lead to unhappy
customers. As a career field, nondestructive testing offers
many opportunities, and there is a big demand for technicians
and engineers trained in NDT. NDT technicians and engineers
need strong backgrounds in math and science as do many other technical
careers. If you think you may be interested in working someday
in the field of NDT, study math and science. The links to
the right will lead you to more information on careers in NDT
and how to prepare for these careers.