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August 2023
Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources especially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact Haley Cowans at  
Open house for Level I/II NDT technicians at ASNT Houston.
The NDT Technician—Live!
Join us at ASNT Houston on 20 October 2023 for a FREE open house designed for Level I/II technicians! Network with your peers and ASNT leaders, engage in hands-on demonstrations of NDT technology, enjoy some local cuisine, and win exciting door prizes, all while learning more about how ASNT can help you achieve your career goals. 
Inspecting Theme Park Rides with Ricky Morgan
The advantages (and some disadvantages!) of a higher frequency versus good ol' 5 MHz in PAUT.
Inspecting Theme Park Rides
Summer is winding down; did you visit a theme park this year? In the latest episode of Chat NDT with ASNT, ASNT Director at Large and Past President Ricky Morgan talks about the theme park inspections he has performed and what NDT inspectors should know if they are interested in a career in theme park NDT. 
[listen: 38 min]
PAUT 5 MHz versus 10 MHz
In a new video from Holloway NDT & Engineering, Paul Holloway explains the advantages (and some disadvantages!) of a higher frequency versus good ol' 5 MHz in phased array ultrasonic testing. [watch: 5 min]
Why Did the Fury 325 Roller Coaster Break?
Inspection and Quality Control: Patience Is an Essential Variable
Why Did the Fury 325 
Roller Coaster Break?
After a guest recorded video of astonishing track movement on the Fury 325 “giga coaster” at the Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina, engineers scrambled to identify the cause of the failure.
[read: 5 min]
Inspection and Quality Control: Patience Is an Essential Variable 
There are many different career avenues a welder or welding inspector can take. However, no matter which path an individual chooses, there is one trait that should not be ignored: patience. 
[read: 3 min]
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ASNT Webinar on NDT Inspections During Coating Projects
Share Your NDT Certifications Securely with ASNT Digital Badges
Tee Up in Houston
to Support NDT Initiatives
The ASNT Foundation is hosting its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, 21 October at Hermann Park Golf Course in Houston, TX. The funds raised will be used for the ASNT Foundation's programming to support current and future generations of NDT professionals through scholarships, grants, research, and workforce development initiatives. Sign up to be a sponsor or register for the event.
Share Your 
NDT Certifications Securely with ASNT Digital Badges
Have you noticed everyone in your social media feed sharing their ASNT certifications lately? ASNT has been rolling out new digital badges as a way for ASNT certificate holders to securely track and share their certifications with anyone around the world. Read this Q&A with Rali Petrova, ASNT’s Deputy Director of Certification, to learn more. 
[read: 3 min]
QA Quips by Eddie Pompa
QA Quips. The NDT Technician.
Find your next NDT job and promote your NDT job openings in the ASNT Career Center.
ASNT's Education is hosting a webinar on Human Factors: The Key to Improved Safety and Productivity within NDT.
Find Your Next NDT Position
Career opportunities in the NDT field are bountiful, whether you're a fresh high school graduate or a seasoned professional making a career change. Get a head start landing your next dream NDT job by visiting the ASNT Career Center
Human Factors Webinar
This two-part webinar is for anyone wanting to learn about human factors and how they can impact our lives at work and home. It is especially relevant for NDT inspectors, who need to be aware of the potential adverse effects of human factors to make safe and accurate decisions.
Sign up for the eddy current testing courses with ASNT NDT Classroom.
ASNT NDT Classroom offers several Eddy Current Testing courses from Level I –Surface Scanning and Tubing Inspections, Level I – Surface Scanning and Basic Aerospace Component Inspections, Level II – Surface Scanning and Aerospace Component Inspections to Eddy Current for Aviation, and a certification prep course. These courses are taught by industry experts and delve into basic and advanced principles and fundamentals of Eddy Current Testing. 
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!
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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