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January 2024

Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources specially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact Haley Cowans at   

Solve the NDT Crossword.

NDT Crossword: Railcar Axle Inspection

This crossword puzzle is adapted from "Railcar Axle Inspection: Current State, Future Needs, and Opportunities" by Anish Poudel, PhD, which is featured in this month’s technical focus issue of Materials Evaluation on NDE of Railroads. ASNT members can read the article here.

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Help us to make "The NDT Technician" newsletter a fun and engaging source of knowledge for the NDT practitioner. Please fill out this four-question, multiple-choice survey to tell us what you’d like to see in 2024!

NDT Ethics

NDT Ethics: Embracing Ethics and Integrity for the New Year (And Every Year)

For this article, Antionette (Toni) Bailey interviewed several key quality assurance (QA) managers and highlighted their reputations for being well-respected in their specific industries of oil and gas, aerospace, and Department of Defense industries.

[read: 5 min]

NDT Training you can count on.
Listen to Chat NDT with ASNT

Chat NDT Podcast Recap

Revisit some moments from the many interesting conversations we’ve had in 2023 on our podcast, Chat NDT with ASNT. You can also help shape the future of the podcast by filling out our listener survey to tell us about your listening habits and the topics you find interesting.

[watch or listen: 20 min]

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Plug Door Itself Could Be Key to Solving 737 Max 9 Mishap

An investigation is underway to explain a “plug” door that blew out shortly after takeoff of a Boeing 737 Max 9 in Oregon on Friday. On Sunday, investigators found what they believe will be a key piece of evidence in that explanation—the plug door itself, discovered in a yard in Portland. 

[read: 1 min]

NDT Networking Tips

NDT Networking Tips 

In this article, ASNT Face of NDT Eddie Pompa outlines a technique to help NDT technicians develop their soft skills and grow their network. [read: 4 min]

Curved Holes in a UT Calibratoin Block

Curved Holes 

in a UT Calibration Block

In this video, Paul Holloway chases down his curiosity to see if he can create a curved hole in a calibration block through both simulations and experimentation. [watch: 5 min]

Register for ASNT REWIND.

 Ready to REWIND?

Join us online on 7 February for a recap of the top presentations from ASNT 2023: The Annual Conference, plus discover exciting new presentations, news, and updates! Registration is FREE for members, providing unlimited access to TWO sessions. Watch at your convenience. Register and relive the most captivating presentations from ASNT 2023, showcasing cutting-edge advancements in nondestructive testing (NDT).

Don't miss the ASNT Virtual Section meeting

Development and Evaluation of Locomotive Undercarriage Thermal Inspection Systems 

Attend the upcoming ASNT Virtual Section meeting to learn about the early development and in-service assessment of Locomotive Undercarriage Thermal Inspection Systems (LUTIS), which are also known as in-track thermal detectors. If you are not a member of the ASNT Virtual Section, affiliate to attend the meeting.

Read the INSPENET Brief


INSPENET Brief is a magazine that reports on the latest developments in the energy sector. The latest edition highlights the participation of the distinguished Dr. David Alleyne, CEO of Guided Ultrasonics Ltd. (GUL). (The magazine is available in both English and Spanish.)

Submit a picture to ME Snapshots.

Hey, Cool Pic!

Are you out in the field performing NDT? Do you take awesome photos? We have a section in Materials Evaluation called Snapshots and are currently accepting submissions. Submit your high-res photo to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue!

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New Year. New Job!

Create job alerts to receive notifications for positions that match your criteria—straight to your inbox—at ASNT Career Center

Submit an ASNT Awards and Honors nominatoin.

Submit Your Award Entry!

Nominate exceptional nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the NDT field and the Society. Click here to learn more about ASNT Foundation scholarships, grants, and fellowships.

Check out People Watch in ME.

People Watch

Are you an ASNT member who's recently been promoted, started a new position, or achieved a milestone in your career? Submit your achievements to to be featured in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch section.  

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