Element receives Sikorsky’s approval for NDT
By Naomi Szeben
Element Materials Technology (Element) has received approval from Sikorsky to provide non-destructive testing (NDT) from its Newtown, Pennsylvania laboratory.
Element will provide magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant testing for fasteners, allowing the customer to offload its internal NDT department’s excess workload to Element’s team in Newtown. In turn, Sikorsky can deliver product to its own customers faster.
This approval extends Element’s existing relationship with Sikorsky, which includes approvals for its Huntington Beach, California; Portland, Oregon; and Daleville, Indiana laboratories.
Element’s Newtown laboratory engages experts in the fields of aerospace, power generation materials, and fastener testing. It is staffed by experienced metallurgists, engineers and chemists and provide destructive and non-destructive testing services for customers.
Rick Sluiters, EVP of Americas at Element, said in a statement: “Our relationship with Sikorsky demonstrates that as well as the provision of high-quality, highly technical testing, our services can also have a larger impact on a business’ capacity and overall turnaround times. With the ability to pass over excess testing to us, our customer can ensure the quality they require while also working flexibly, rapidly, and with close communication.”
The Element Group provides NDT services to customers around the world in the aerospace, defence, transportation, nuclear and power generation sectors. In addition to magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant testing, Element also offers computed tomography; radiographic inspection; eddy current testing; liquid penetrant inspection; ultrasonic testing; and hardness testing.