Conference delegates discover future of NDT

More than 60 sales partners visited VisiConsult last month for a conference to discover new topics around the NDT division brand VCxray. Delegates from new business partner Diondo also participated and shared valuable insights into its portfolio that will make new opportunities possible for customers in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT).

VisiConsults’ guests participated from almost 30 different countries, and were curious to learn more about how VCxray’s solutions help their NDT customers to reach the next level of quality.

Lennart Schulenburg, managing director at VisiConsult, expressed his delight: “Finally we can meet again with a large number of our valuable channel partners and present all of our latest developments. Since the last conference a few years ago, VisiConsult has tripled in size, launched three brands, founded its own service company for materials testing and, last but not least, developed many great systems.”

One of the exciting parts was the presentation of x.OS (X-ray Operation Suite) for professional and comprehensive quality inspection. X.OS covers the complete processes that are important for different roles within part inspection and quality management.
There were also numerous presentations on other X-ray solutions and technologies, with the sharing of application reports and success stories.

Another highlight was getting acquainted with new business partner Diondo and a corresponding presentation on the portfolio that will significantly complement VCxray’s existing solutions with high-end CT systems.

Nikita Fedorov, global sales channel manager of VCxray, says: “With so much news and changes, it’s important that our channel partners get together, are updated by us, and exchange information with each other. Even more important for us is the opportunity to listen to our partners.”
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Software modernises surface damage assessment

Empowering NDT service companies to provide high-value services and industrial assets owners to make optimal maintenance decisions, Creaform is launching a complete NDT software platform that removes interpretation from the equation. The company describes
VXintegrity as the ultimate 3D scanning solution for surface damage assessment. It contains four different modules, intended to tackle any surface analyses, as well as simple metrology applications.

Making it possible to measure up to 80 times faster than manual measuring tools, the new VXintegrity software platform, combined with Creaform’s 3D scanners, represents a good solution to the current shortage of experienced technicians and ageing and/or damaged infrastructures. Moreover, this user-independent technology requires little training and few certifications, which means that technicians can be up and running faster than with other techniques.

This complete NDT solution also enables industrial asset owners to have full confidence in evaluation results and make the best maintenance decisions with the best available data, as it can accurately measure thickness loss on corroded, industrial, complex geometry such as elbows, nozzles, pressure vessel heads, tank floors and valves. With this software platform, a complete analysis of all types of surfaces is now possible.

“The metrology-grade 3D data generated through this software platform can precisely identify small thickness variation between inspections to compare damage progression through time, making it the best, and only, technique sensitive enough to do so on the market,” insists François Lachance, product manager at Creaform. “In addition, the four industry-optimised modules are sure to open up new business opportunities for NDT service providers.”
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Growing AM competence

Hexagon is partnering with Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), a national research and development centre, to provide software that will help meet a Swedish initiative to advance the use of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and accelerate the adoption of innovative and sustainable processes in European industry. The new application centre for AM will be overseen by a consortium of industry leaders and provide manufacturers with access to a host of AM technologies, including software solutions from Hexagon for AM and quality control.
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SolidCAM UK seminar

CADCAM reseller SolidCAM UK has taken delivery of a new CV5-500 five-axis machining centre from machine tool partner Yamazaki Mazak UK at its technology centre in Barnsley, which visitors to its forthcoming live cutting seminar will be able to see in action. The company says that the high-accuracy model will allow potential customers to witness first-hand how the machine, combined with the right software, can increase the productivity and efficiency of any workshop. The company will showcase the machine for the first time during a SolidCAM UK live cutting seminar on 1 December.
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Rapid manufacturing service set for Europe

Quickparts, a global specialist in on-demand custom prototype and production parts through 3D printing and traditional manufacturing, is launching a new service offering same-day shipping. The service is possible thanks to the adoption of new manufacturing technologies like Nexa3D’s LSPc (lubricant sub-layer photo-curing) 3D printing technology, and innovative CNC and injection moulding technology. Launching first in the US with Europe following in early 2023, the service is said to offer greater supply chain reliability, thanks to localised manufacturing on both continents.
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