Misc. Engineering
Societies & Professional Organizations

The following sites have NDE information or illustrate NDE in action especially those pertaining to various thermal methods. Many of these sites contain reviewed lists of even more sites.

Battelle Memorial Labs Overview of Battelle's organization and testing capabilities.

Durability Incorporated A small company in Blacksburg, VA specializing in material characterization, software for design and analysis (including life prediction, durability, and damage tolerance); software, hardware and training, for data acquisition, automation, and process control; chemical waste analysis and handling; and biomaterials and devices. They also have extensive methods for NDT.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Overview of EPRI's best accomplishments including predictive maintenance and NDE.

FAA Aging Aircraft NDI Center Site describing the FAA's new NDI center.

General Electric R&D Describes NDE at the GE R&D Center including eddy current, ultrasonic, 3D imaging, and automated image analysis and interpretation.

German Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing Descriptions of research projects at the Institute including NDE.

Joint Research Centre for the European Commission Institute for Advance Materials. An EC group working on NDE and other material research.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory NDE Overview of the NDE capabilities of Lawrence Livermore Labs.

Materials Testing Internet Resources (MTIR) A page of great links to other material characterization and NDE/NDT sites. If it's not on this page it's probably here.

NDT Net The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing & Ultrasonics. The Journal's focus is on Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT) in particular.

NDT World Wide This page provides NDT information on a global scale, in both English and Japanese.

Nondestructive Testing Information and Analysis Center (NTIAC) A site funded by the DOD dedicated to disseminating information on NDE featuring a searchable database and more links.

NTIAC NDE Crosslinks This is an extensive list of NDE sites put up by NTIAC; however, they have not been researched.

Structural Integrity and Damage Assessment Network A Network that promote NDE activities.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Descriptions of NDE research projects at the Institute of Mechanics.

Thermal Methods Technical Division (TMTD) Home Page The TMTD is a technical division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

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NDE (providers)

The following list of web sites include companies that provide NDE products, services, and consulting.

Bretech A New Brunswick, Canada firm that does consulting in NDT and vibration analysis. The site gives an overview of their capabilities and history.

Breton ND Testing Inc. Another Canadian company that does testing and consulting using many NDE techniques including eddy current, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiography, and ultrasonics.

Hocking Site gives overview of this British companies NDT products which are eddy current based and includes a primer on this technique. It also includes another page of NDT links.

Lamda Photometrics Lambda Photometrics Ltd. is one of the UK's foremost suppliers of Lasers, Electro-Optics, Instrumentation, Fibre Optics Components and Test Equipment. Lambda supplies to customers in the Scientific, Industrial and Medical fields, providing equipment for Research and Development, Production and a variety of end-user applications.

Matsushita Inter-Techno Co.,Ltd. Japanese distributor of the DT 1000 (DeltaTherm) system. With corporate headquarters is in Tokyo, Japan, Matsushita Inter-Techno Co., Ltd.'s main business is imports, sales, service and engineering of high-tech electronic products.

Polytec PI, Inc. Wholly owned subsidiary of PI (Physik Instrumente) and Polytec GmbH. Exclusive distributor for PI and Polytec in the USA, Canada, and Mexico selling micropositioning products, specifically in piezoelectric nano-positioning technology.

Stress Photonics Inc. Stress Photonics Inc. manufactures the DeltaTherm 1000 full-field stress measurement system.
Products, accessories, Thermoelastic Stress Analysis, example applications, new developments, and pertinent links are all described.

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Sites containing photonics and optics resources for people in the NDE industry.

Ealing ElectroOptical Positioning systems, optical components, lasers, and other opto-mechanical equipment.

Edmund Scientific Supplier of optical components, test equipment, positioning and mounting apparatus specializing in low cost and educational solutions.

Photonics Redcentre Based in Melbourne, Australia, the Redcentre was established to develop, link, market and commercialize the work of its Associates with Industry.

Snell Infrared Training, Certification, & Support for Thermographers.

Melles Griot World wide supplier of optical components, mounting and positioning systems.

Newport Positioning systems, optical components, lasers, and other opto-mechanical equipment.

Oriel Source for optical components, lasers, light sources and related products.

Tate Associates, Inc. Optics and Photonics Resources.

An ISO9001 certified manufacturer which carries a complete line of optomechanical components, optoelectronic instruments including photodetectors, laser diode drivers, etc. Thorlabs stocks aspheric lenses, specialty fiber and laser diodes and modules.

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Links to sites that cover different thermal technologies. This list also includes providers of IR equipment.

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Snell Infrared Training, Certification, & Support for Thermographers.

Indigo Systems Source of advanced infrared solutions for commercial, industrial, and military applications.


Infrared Incorporated

IRCAMERAS.COM State-of-the-art infrared camera technology, thermography training, thermal imaging application support, and customer service.

Raytheon Commercial IR Raytheon is a leader in the design and manufacture of infrared imaging sensors and thermal imaging systems.

Santa Barbara Research Center
Subsidiary of Hughes

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Index Internet Connections for Engineers (ICE) The purpose of the ICE Project is to provide a broad and complete catalog of Internet-based engineering resources to allow engineers, researchers, engineering students and faculty, and anyone else interested in finding this kind of information on the Internet.

Grainger Well known supplier of just about everything, somewhat specializing in electric motors and power transmission equipment.

MTS Systems Corporation MTS is a worldwide supplier of hydraulic equipment specializing in loading machines used heavily for materials and component testing. This site features an online catalog.

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NASA (Centers)

Having been on the web longer than most, some of the best sites on the web have been established by the various NASA centers. Visit these sites to see some of most cutting edge technology on the planet not to mention some of the coolest images. Also listed are pages that give information specific to NDE and small business support.

NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Located at Moffet Field, CA, Ames specializes in research geared toward creating new knowledge and new technologies that span the spectrum of NASA interests.

NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility (DFRF) Located in Edwards CA, Dryden is responsible for flight research and flight testing for NASA.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Northeast of Washington, DC., this NASA field center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. Goddard is the lead center in NASA's Mission to Planet Earth program, NASA's long term, coordinated research effort to study the Earth as a global environmental system.

NASA Headquarters NASA is one of the nation's largest supporters of science development and works directly through technology transfer and supporting grants.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) This NASA center in Pasadena, CA is responsible for all of NASA's exploration of the solar system. Visit to see the latest status of deep space probes including great images.

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) This facility in Houston, TX is mission control for all manned US space missions. Visit here to see what is happening on current shuttle missions.

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) The most famous of NASA centers, this facility at Cape Canaveral, FL is the site of US space launches. Visit here to see the launch schedule including the space shuttle.

NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) NASA center in Hampton, VA tasked with conducting aeronautical research, specifically responsible for NASA's aging aircraft program.

NASA LaRC Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch (NESB) The home page is a starting point for NASA's major NDE branch which develops new techniques for the agency and works with industry to promote these and other methods in the private sector.

NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) This center in Cleveland, OH conducts research directed toward new propulsion, power, and communications technologies along with operating the world's largest icing wind tunnel.

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) The primary mission of this center in Huntsville, AL is to develop and maintain space transportation and propulsion systems and conduct microgravity research.

NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) This center in Mississippi is NASA's primary center for testing large rocket propulsion systems for the shuttle and future generation space vehicles.

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NASA (Organizations)

NASA Commercial Technology Network

SBIR/STTR Home page NASA's site specifically for those interested in SBIR and STTR programs. It features an SBIR mall that showcases companies that have developed products under SBIR/STTR contracts including Stress Photonics.

NASA Spinoff For more than 30 years, the secondary use of NASA technology and its impact on the economy and global competition has been facilitated through NASA's Commercial Development and Technology Transfer Program. This mechanism is employed to transfer new technologies developed in the course of NASA activities to the public and private sector.

NASA Tech Briefs Design/engineering technology digest.

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Government (agencies)

Web sites of government agencies that promote science and small business and provide general information on government programs.

National Aeronautics and Astronautics Administration (NASA) NASA is one of the nation's largest supporters of science development and works directly through technology transfer and supporting grants.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) The FHWA and DOT both support science and technology through supporting grants.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The FAA is charged with developing ways of maintaining air safety including new technologies and research centers. For many years this agency has kept the US ahead in technology and strives to continue this with the help of private enterprise.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) This government agency sets standards that make technology work for everyone and develops technology through support of industry and direct research.

Dept. of Defense Information Analysis Center (DoD IAC) A clearing house useful for scientists and engineers looking for information on technology. It features a information search engine.

National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) This is a council set up by the White House to promote science and technology development and use.

National Science Foundation (NSF) The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research
and education projects in science and engineering.

Federal Government: General Information Resources As the name would suggest, this site gives a listing of the resources available online from the Federal Government.

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Government (labs)

These are the home pages to the most prominent national labs that are keeping the US ahead in cutting edge technology. There is a wide variety of research going on at each center so individual descriptions are absent.

Argonne National Laboratory

Army Research Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory

Naval Research Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rome Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

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NDE Research

Home pages of colleges or universities that are involved in NDE research.

Cleveland State University Advance Manufacturing Center The AMC is a joint venture between CSU and area industry. This site illustrates the various NDT methods in use and being developed at CSU.

College of William & Mary NDE Projects On going NDE projects in the Applied physics at W & M. They include Ultrasonics, TSA, and photoelasticity.

Northwestern University Infrastructure Technology Institute
NDE at the Infrastructure Technology Institute See what Northwestern is doing in NDE and aging infrastructure.

University of Illinois College of Engineering Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering See what Dr. Tom Mackin and his group of graduate students are doing with composites and TSA.

University of Southampton School of Engineering Sciences Fluid Structure Interactions Research Group

Dr. Janice M. Barton Dr. Barton is responsible for setting up the first Thermoelastic Stress Analysis (TSA) Lab at the University of Southampton. Her current research activities are concentrating on the use of full-field experimental techniques for damage assessment in metals and composite materials.

Virginia Tech Engineering Science and Mechanics Look for a NDE page from their NDE center to appear soon.

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Web sites of societies and professional organizations that are involved with the advancement of technology especially in the NDE and thermal methods fields.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT)

American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)

British Society for Strain Measurement

International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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