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Thank you for visiting this web site on nondestructive testing or NDT. Nondestructive testing is a term you probably don't hear everyday. However, the application of NDT plays a big role in keeping our world safe and is used to test many of the things that you come in contact with everyday. Nondestructive testing means parts and materials are tested or inspected without causing damage to them. You may be familiar with some of the inspection methods used in NDT from their use in the medical industry. A few examples are X-ray inspection and ultrasonic inspection. You may have had an X-ray taken if the doctor suspected that you may have fractured a bone. X-rays are used in a similar fashion in NDT to examine the internal features of components for problems. The term NDT usually implies that the object being inspected is non-living.
NDT methods are used to make sure that important parts on airplanes, trains, and automobiles are free of defects that could lead to an accident. NDT is also used in many other industries to make sure that parts do not have defects that would lead to unhappy customers. As a career field, nondestructive testing offers many opportunities, and there is a big demand for technicians and engineers trained in NDT. NDT technicians and engineers need strong backgrounds in math and science as do many other technical careers. If you think you may be interested in working someday in the field of NDT, study math and science. The links to the right will lead you to more information on careers in NDT and how to prepare for these careers.