Non destructive testing specialists
NDT Midlands are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
Non Destructive Testing specialists NDT Midlands have invested £120,000 in a new x-ray facility and a further £18,000 in the latest Bruker positive material identification (PMI) gun, with the ultimate goal of diversifying into the aerospace sector.
The company provide a non destructive testing service for the UK engineering and manufacturing industry. NDT already support a variety of industry sectors including: Fastener, Engineering, Oil/Petrochemical, Power & Energy, Automotive, Construction and Defence.
NDT’s Managing Director, Stewart Dudwell explained: “We have invested in a new x-ray facility, as we already do a lot of dye penetrant testing that is applicable to the aerospace market. We are creating a one stop shop for potential customers and we expect that these new capabilities will perfectly compliment our existing setup. The new Bruker PMI gun for example will help us to trouble sort if there is a mix in the material that we are testing. We can also verify the correct material on anything purchased abroad.”
With ISO 9001 and AS9100 approval, NDT are now pursuing a NADCAP accreditation to finalise their move into the aerospace sector. NADCAP is an industry-managed program intended for all organisations doing business in the aerospace sector.
Mr Dudwell continued: “The NADCAP accreditation is crucial to the aerospace sector. It is a totally new market place for us, hence the reason why we have taken the decision to invest in the equipment, because it will form a necessary part of the accreditation and production with the new x-ray facility. It definitely signifies exciting times for the business and it will move us into a new era of growth.”
Moving forward, the new investment coincides with NDT casting one eye towards the future of the company’s workforce, as Mr Dudwell concluded: “We have welcomed a new apprentice in the last few months and are looking to take on two further apprentices from fellow Made in the Midlands members In-Comm Training and Services. We also need to take on a new radiographer for the department when we get busier. It is an exciting time here at NDT as we prepare ourselves for working in the aerospace market.”