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November–December 2022
Welcome to the newest issue of The NDT Technician (TNT)! In this bimonthly email, we round up the latest news and resources especially curated for the NDT inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact the editor, Jill Ross, at  
Total Focusing Method
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
Advantages and Limitations of the Total Focusing Method
Within the domain of ultrasonic testing, phased array techniques represented a leap forward when they were adapted for industrial applications. In this recorded meeting of the ASNT Virtual Section, the total focusing method (TFM) is explained, including its advantages and limitations. 
[watch: 56 min] 
ASNT Announces Winners 
of UT Competition
In a very competitive finish, Aaron Guidry of Versa Integrity Group took the top spot in ASNT’s first annual UT Competition, winning the grand prize of $500. Tim Everhart of MISTRAS Group placed second. Read more about the competition, which took place during the Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. [read: 4 min] 
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Digital Radiographic Imaging Academy
Phase Coherence Imaging
Digital Radiographic 
Imaging Academy
This on-demand webinar is designed for industrial radiographers and companies wishing to make the transition from film radiography to digital radiography. Participants will gain an understanding of the differences in training requirements between SNT-TC-1A, 
NAS 410, ASME, and ISO 9712. 
[watch: 52 min]
Introduction to 
Phase Coherence Imaging
Learn more about phase coherence imaging (PCI), a variant of the total focusing method (TFM) which detects defects using the signal’s phase information, disregarding the amplitude. Content sponsored by Evident Scientific. [read: 5 min] 
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A Guide to Understanding NDE 4.0
“A new revolution in NDE does not imply that work on the previous ones should be stopped. A new physical method created today does not automatically qualify for NDE 4.0. For example, a better fluorescent dye penetrant discovered today is still NDE 1.0 focused on surface inspections using visual aids. It could be within NDE 3.0 when applied and/or photographed by a robotic arm, and within NDE 4.0 if the photograph is embedded into the digital thread and/or interpreted using artificial intelligence (AI) along with similar pictures stored in the digital thread for dependable decision making.”
From The World of NDE 4.0: Let the Journey Begin by Ripi Singh and Johannes Vrana. Available now from ASNT in print and ebook. 
2023 ASNT Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors 
Nomination Deadlines
ASNT is accepting nominations for six awards and honors with nomination deadlines occurring soon. Do not miss this chance to nominate someone you believe would be a worthy recipient of these awards and honors!
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