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IDEKO Boosts the Future of NDT with Cutting-Edge Technology at the AEND Congress

IDEKO Boosts the Future of NDT with Cutting-Edge Technology at the AEND Congress

From June 19 to 21, Valladolid became the meeting point for professionals in non-destructive testing (NDT), hosting the prestigious Congress of the Spanish Association of NDT (AEND). IDEKO, with its constant commitment to innovation and excellence, had a prominent participation thanks to the contributions of two of its expert researchers in NDT, Irati Sanchez and Francisco Pavón.

Our presence was complemented by a shared booth with ENDITY, where we presented a comprehensive view of our services and technologies. ENDITY, known for its design and manufacture of innovative non-destructive inspection solutions using eddy current and ultrasound technologies, specializes in the production of high-value-added components. Together, we attended to participants interested in learning about ENDITY’s offerings and IDEKO’s advanced technological solutions. This collaboration represented an excellent opportunity to strengthen professional and personal relationships, as well as to access up-to-date information on the latest developments in NDT (Non-Destructive Testing).

Innovation in Inspections with Eddy Currents Fran Pavón, an NDT technology specialist, presented his work on the integration of inspections using eddy currents (EC) in machine tools. This technique stands out for its effectiveness and level of automation. His presentation addressed how this advanced technique, along with the development of machine learning detection algorithms applied to critical components in the aeronautical and railway sectors, allows for more efficient integrity verification and less dependence on human factors. The implementation of post-processing tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) has been a qualitative leap in the identification and sizing of defects, offering a practical and avant-garde solution for inspectors and quality managers of manufacturing companies.

Advances in Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Analysis Technique In her contribution, Irati Sanchez focused her presentation on improving the capabilities of the TOFD technique. Through an innovative approach, her study demonstrated how a new design can significantly increase sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio in welding inspections. Combining simulations and experimental tests, Sanchez highlighted how the new design can detect smaller and deeper defects, expanding the exploration capabilities in complex situations involving components with thick walls, difficult-to-access areas, and materials that present significant challenges for ultrasound (UT) inspections.

IDEKO’s participation in the AEND Congress not only reaffirmed its position as a leader in the field of NDT but also feature its role as a driver of technological advances that meet the current challenges of the industry. The studies presented by Sanchez and Pavón are a clear example of how applied research can translate into tangible improvements for the industry, paving the way towards a safer and more efficient future in the manufacturing of critical components.