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Victrex Exclusive Webinar

Webinars 28 April 2021

Victrex Exclusive Webinar: NDT of Composites

Industry is demanding ever-greater performance from the structures it creates. This usually means increased strength or resistance to degradation, whilst reducing manufacturing costs through reduced material consumption and more efficient production, and reducing the cost of operation by lightweighting, targeted maintenance and extended service life. New materials and joining technologies challenge existing Non-Destructive Evaluation practices, which form a vital part of the quality assurance process. This talk describes some of the new technologies being developed to meet some of these challenges, and to drive down the cost of inspection whilst improving reliability and data quality.

Continuous Professional Development

TWI awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

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Meet the team

Chris Wiseman - Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development

Chris Wiseman

Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development

Chris Wiseman is Corporate Sector Manager at TWI Ltd, for both the Aerospace and Equipment, Consumables & Materials sectors. He also has a specific geographic responsibility for TWI Industrial Members in India and in supporting TWI’s exciting growth there.

As a Materials Scientist, over many years, he has contributed to a number of technologies, including, corrosion prevention, thermo-mechanical forming, novel testing, process optimisation, joining and surface treatments.

Today his role is focused on developing technical and commercial opportunities for TWI and its Industrial Members around the World.  

Prof. Ian Cooper - Technology Fellow - Advanced NDE

Prof. Ian Cooper

Technology Fellow - Advanced NDE

Ian is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Non-destructive testing (NDT). On joining TWI in 2005 as a principle project leader at the specialist NDT Centre in Port Talbot, he specialised in NDT of composites. More recently, his work has concentrated on advanced NDT methods and automated robotic inspection systems and he was promoted to Technology Fellow in 2015.

A recognised expert in the inspection of composites and other difficult materials, he leads the highly successful IntACOM programme developing rapid automated inspection systems for composites and complex geometries. In 2016 he and co-authors were awarded the John Grimwade Medal for a paper on this work.

He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and is widely published in NDT and aerospace journals. He is President Elect of the BINDT and is active and influential on a number of committees that guide the development, application, training and certification of NDT. In 2016 he was made an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales, Trinity St David. In 2019 Ian received the BINDT Ann Birt award for NDE research and development and technology strategy development.





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