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The NDT Technician

September 2023

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   

Attend the NDT Technician Live Event

The NDT Technician—Live!

Join us at ASNT Houston on 20 October 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. 

Compoete in ASNT's Ultrasonic Testing Competition

Compete in ASNT's 

Annual UT Competition

The ASNT UT Competition will take place on 24 October and will assess UT skills for two sets of competitors: NDT UT Level IIs (limited to 5 competitors) and NDT UT Level IIIs (limited to 5 competitors). The application submission deadline is 25 September 2023. Cash prizes of $1000.00 and $500.00 will be given to first and second-place winners.

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Experience the Evolution 

of NDT at #ASNT2023

For the first time, ASNT 2023: The Annual Conference has a theme: Evolution. On the latest episode of Chat NDT with ASNT, host Debbie Segor, CAE, speaks with ASNT Director of Events Barry Schieferstein about how conference attendees will experience the evolution of NDT—as well as the conference itself—at this year’s event. [listen: 25 min]

Use of robots in NDT.

America's Bridges, Factories and Highways Are in Dire Need of Repairs. Bring In the Robots.

This article published in The Wall Street Journal explores the use of robotics in nondestructive testing, and the importance of these inspections for maintaining America’s infrastructure. [read: 10 min]

QA Quips by Eddie Pompa

QA Quips by Eddie Pompa

NASA Contributes 

to Film Detailing Life 

of Astronaut José Hernández 

In collaboration with Amazon Studios, NASA is helping chronicle the life and career of retired NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez through an upcoming film. “A Million Miles Away,” starring Michael Peña, tells the story of Hernandez’ journey from migrant farmer to NASA space explorer. [read: 1 min]

ASNT Handbook on Thermal and Infrared Imaging

Introduction to Thermal 

and Infrared Testing

The first chapter of the Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Fourth Edition: Volume 4: Thermal and Infrared Testing (IR) is currently available as a free download for ASNT members. This chapter provides an overview of the nondestructive testing methods and an introduction and history of IR. This offer expires on 31 October 2023.

Find your next position in the ASNT Career Center

Looking for an NDT Job?

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

Check out the Snapshots section of Materials Evaluation.

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!

Read Past Issues Online

Did you know that you can access (and download) past issues of TNT online, even the email newsletters?

Read the Peoplewatch section of Materials Evaluatoin.

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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