Non Destructive Testing Article from Laboratory Testing Inc. Was Published by Quality Magazine
A Non destructive Testing article about medical implants was written by two of Laboratory Testing Inc.’s NDT experts and was published in the April 2017 issue of Quality Magazine. The article is titled “Nondestructive Testing of Implanted Medical Device Materials” and explains NDT methods that can help ensure the integrity of materials used to manufacture medical devices and the devices themselves.
The nature of implanted medical devices means that ensuring their integrity is of critical importance. Nondestructive testing, often using multiple methods, is an important part of that assurance. The article discusses two types of non destructive testing that are commonly used to detect defects in material and finished parts without causing any damage to the samples. The step-by-step testing processes are explained in detail for these two specific test methods, Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT), which reveal surface and/or subsurface defects with reliable accuracy.
Two of Laboratory Testing Inc.’s non destructive testing experts co-authored the article, Rich Goodwin, NDT Manager, and Phil Trach, NDT Technology Coordinator. Goodwin has been with LTI for over thirty years and was promoted to NDT Manager in 2009. He is a certified ASNT NDT Level III in Liquid Penetrant (PT), Magnetic Particle (MT), and Visual Testing. He is also NAS 410 certified in PT and MT and is a MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in MT. Trach is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been with LTI for twelve years. He is an ASNT NDT Level III in UT and a MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in Immersion and Contact UT. He is also Pratt & Whitney SIM Level III certified and NAS 410 certified in UT.
Although the article was written about medical implants, the basic principles and test methods are relevant to any industry where “high-risk” products are manufactured. For example, certain parts manufactured for aircraft, automobiles and military applications could also cause devastating results if they did not perform as expected. Non destructive testing is a very effective solution for ensuring product integrity for both manufacturers and end users in many industries.
About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-219-9095.