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Another Happy Graduate of AINDT!

Hey guys,

I just finished my first week and thought I'd share what it has been like. Of course, I'm just assisting on these for now, but once I get my certs, I'll be out there on my own doing this stuff.

Day 1: MT on welds for a piece to be used by a private space exploration company.

Day2: UT lamination scans on large steel plates used for construction of a new ferry.

Day 3: PT on welds for ferry construction; UT shear wave on pipe welds

Day 4: UT thickness gauging the hull of a small freighter

Day 5: UT thickness gauging safety pins on the top of a grain elevator (about 100 feet up, harnessed and dangling off the roof); MT on a repair weld for the boom of a cement truck

Never know what the day will hold for me, and I really like that. No RT, which is unfortunate. We've mostly got maritime customers, but it seems like there is quite a bit of railroad, construction, paper mill, and manufacturing customers, too.

It's a good gig. I'll let you know when another position opens up.

Thanks again for everything,

Morris
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How To Start Your Career In Nondestructive Testing

How To Start Your Career In Nondestructive TestingAINDT (American Institute of Nondestructive Testing) can get you started on an exciting, rewarding new career in a lucrative, growing field. Nondestructive testing is used in all areas of modern life, and you can be a part of it! AINDT offers a Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program that will get you on your way to your high-paying new career. Best of all, we offer on-demand online training—enroll today and start tomorrow! The Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program also offers a complete curriculum, including all needed materials and textbooks. To finish your training, you will complete a hands-on training program for 18 days at our Baxter, MN facility. Your new rewarding career awaits with AINDT. Call today and talk to one of our instructors: (855) 313-0325. We look forward to speaking with you!

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NDT Training

Feb03 InspirationalAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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New Complete NDT Training

Feb10 InspirationalIf you are looking for nondestructive testing certifications, AINDT could not make the process simpler to obtain your NDT Training online. AINDT's Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program is thorough and complete. Our online training is on demand—enroll today and start tomorrow! What's more, our interactive learning management system is second-to-none. At your convenience, you will complete reading assignments, view PowerPoint presentations, interact with our flashcard reviews, watch instructor video lectures, complete graded quizzes, and write essays. Our program contains your complete curriculum, including all required textbooks and study material. Each student receives a complete set of ASNT personal training publications which include classroom training books and student lecture guides: your own personal library of NDT knowledge. The final step is hands-on training, which will be completed over 18 days at our Baxter, MN facility. You will use various types of equipment used for each of the NDT methods covered in your online theory courses, and with the help of our instructors you will complete actual NDT examinations, interpret results, and document your findings. Call today for more information (855) 313-0325 and visit us on the web. Get started on a rewarding, competitive new career in NDT today with AINDT!
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Radiation Safety Refresher

Feb01 InspirationalAINDT is your source for industrial radiation safety training. In addition, 10 CFR 34.43 training states require "annual refresher safety training for each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 12 months." AINDT also offers your Radiation Safety 8 Hour annual Refresher Training course. For just $129, this online course offers a convenient and cost-effective way to meet the required annual radiation safety refresher training for your company. Our program includes PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, flashcard reviews, graded reviews, graded quizzes and a 60-question final exam. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of a certificate of completion for each employee. Keep your radiation safety training current with AINDT. Visit us on the web or call for more details: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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Ultrasonic Testing: 9 Experts Discuss One of the Smartest Technologies in NDT

Source: Berg Engineering & Sales Company, Inc.

"Ultrasonic testing is an NDT technology for detecting test piece discontinuities which may not be visible to the human eye. These defects can include cracks, corrosion, inclusions, porosity outside of specified tolerances, and voids. Ultrasonic testing devices pass ultrasonic sound waves into the test piece and measure the waves that reflect back to the device. The profile of the reflection is interpreted by software and the human operator to determine if the test piece is within spec.

In this article, we’ve interviewed several experts on ultrasonic testing. We hope to provide an overview of this technology and the good which it is doing in the world. We asked our panel of experts the following questions:

  1. How is ultrasonic testing creating a safer world?
  2. What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a career in ultrasonic testing?
  3. What is the most serious flaw you’ve ever detected via ultrasonic testing?"

To get expert answers to the above questions, click here.

If you want to learn more about one of the smartest technologies in NDT, talk to an American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Instructor today! 855-313-0325.

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NDT Training

NDT TrainingAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Radiation Safety Refresher

Feb01 InspirationalAINDT is your source for industrial radiation safety training. In addition, 10 CFR 34.43 training states require "annual refresher safety training for each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 12 months." AINDT also offers your Radiation Safety 8 Hour Yearly Refresher Training course. For just $129, this online course offers a convenient and cost-effective way to meet the required annual radiation safety refresher training for your company. Our program includes PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, flashcard reviews, graded reviews, graded quizzes and a 60-question final exam. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of a certificate of completion for each employee. Keep your radiation safety training current with AINDT. Visit us on the web or call for more details: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Intensive Training

Intensive TrainingWhen you sign up for the UT Shearwave Weld Examination, you get so much more than information. This course, like all AINDT training, offers intensive hands-on training. Attendees will participate in creating scan plans, DAC curves, AWS rating, and inspection of numerous flawed weld samples. With any NDT training, experience is always the best teacher, so you will get the focus and hands-on approach needed to ensure your success with your training. We have several Ultrasonic Scopes for you to use, but if possible, please bring your own so you can become more familiar with it. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the UT Shearwave 5-day Weld Examination course. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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New Corporate Training

New Corporate TrainingAINDT is excited to announce our newest corporate training program for UT Level I and II Training: UT Shearwave Weld Examination. This 5-day course is held on our campus and features an intensive, hands-on 40-hour course. This course is designed for Ultrasonic Level I and II technicians wanting to gain in-depth knowledge of shearwave calibration, scanning, interpretation and evaluation techniques. UT Shearwave Weld Examination will cover AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5, ASME V, API 1104 requirements. Your new certification awaits. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Even Our Training Is Exciting

Even Our Training Is ExcitingAINDT offers training in a wide range of exciting, rewarding fields from amusement parks to aerospace. Luckily, our training is exciting as well, keeping your interest up and focused. Best of all, our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is interactive and engaging. Its format is easy to follow and understand, and you can use it anywhere you have internet access! This program is available on mobile devices including tablets as well. We could not make it easier for you to start on the path to your new, rewarding career. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Your New Career Awaits

Your New Career AwaitsYou want a new career that challenges you and pays well. That's where AINDT comes in. Finding the time to train for a new career is often where people get discouraged. That’s why we make it easy for you! Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course saves you both time and money on food, travel, and lodging expenses by allowing you to study at home. Work at your own pace, and focus on the areas you know you need most. Our course also includes multiple practice final exams, ensuring you are prepared to succeed! Call us today for more information (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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School For Thought

Oct02 InspirationalGraphicIf you're looking for a new direction in a rewarding new career, look no further than AINDT. AINDT offers the best, most affordable vocational school around. Non-destructive testing is a growing industry that is needed in just about every aspect of our daily lives from the auto industry, to bridges, to oil and gas development, to aerospace. AINDT offers the technical vocational training you need to get certified in a high-demand, well-paying career that will never become obsolete. Combining both interactive, trade school courses with hands-on training, AINDT also offers job placement assistance to find your perfect fit in your chosen field. Call 855-313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to talk to you!
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NDT Training

AINDT offers the most comprehensive certified training program in the ever-expanding field of non-destructive testing (NDT). Enrolling could not be simpler: enroll today, start tomorrow with our online training program. Our interactive Learning Management System online is thorough and complete, including online lectures, graded quizzes, and essays. Your online portion of training with AINDT is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices for ease of use. With live daily interactive lectures, you can interact with other students and instructors can answer any questions you may have. Your next portion of training is hands-on at our facility in Baxter, MN. This is where you put your training to practical use, learn different techniques, complete examinations, interpret results, and document findings. AINDT training is comprehensive, and includes all needed study materials. With a career in NDT, you will provide a crucial service in a field that will never become obsolete. Call 855-313-0325 today to talk to an instructor about a new career in NDT. What are you waiting for?
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AINDT Employment

AINDT EmploymentWith AINDT, you not only get comprehensive training in a profitable new career, you get job placement assistance finding the perfect fit for your new highly-skilled certification. How many schools offer that? Not only that, but the field of NDT is expanding every year, with salary ranges steadily on the rise in EVERY sector. You won't find a more rewarding, well-paying career with job security in just 6 short months. Not only are NDT salaries fantastic, they are increasing every year. Best of all, NDT careers are providing crucial safety and reliability in all of our everyday lives. You don't realize how vital NDT is until you discover how widely it is used in so many different fields. Your rewarding new career is waiting. Call 855-313-0325 today and speak with one of our instructors. Prepare to be amazed what AINDT can do for you.

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Research and Hard Work Land Dream Career

Recent American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) shared his experience of finding a job after completing the program.

I’m writing to thank everyone at AINDT! I just accepted a job offer from a large NDT company in my area and I’m starting soon. I’m excited to start my NDT career and I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I was impressed during my hands-on training with how many students were getting calls from employers. I had calls and an interview during class and now after 3 interviews, I just got the job of my choice. It’s only 9 days after completing class and I was on vacation with no phone or email for 5 of those days! I did a lot of research before choosing NDT for my career path and then researched my NDT training options before choosing AINDT. I believe that there is no comparable program in the market today. AINDT is the best bang-for-the-buck in terms of return on investment in education. I worked hard, but still I can’t believe the opportunities that are now open to me based on the relative low cost and time investment at AINDT. I’ll make more in the next year than many college graduates with 4 years of education and massive student loans. Thanks again!

Rick Price

If you want to find out if a career in NDT is right for you, call and talk to an AINDT Instructor today!

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Phased Array Tutorial

Source: Olympus
http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/ndt-tutorials/phased-array/?utm_content=sf47320560&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Olympus+IMS&sf47320560=1

"Ultrasonic phased array testing is a powerful NDT technology and one whose use is growing rapidly, however it can seem complex to a person who has not worked with it. This self-guided tutorial is a basic introduction to ultrasonic phased array testing, both for newcomers and for more experienced users who want a review of basic principles. It begins with what phased array testing is and how it works, then outlines some considerations for selecting probes and instruments, and ends with links to phased array application notes and a phased array glossary. In addition to text and illustrations it includes a series of interactive Flash files as learning tools."

Read More: http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/ndt-tutorials/phased-array/?utm_content=sf47320560&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Olympus+IMS&sf47320560=1

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Selenium-75 Gamma Radioactive Sources Will Sustain Growth in an Otherwise Struggling Market

Source: MarketWatch, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/selenium-75-gamma-radioactive-sources-will-sustain-growth-in-an-otherwise-struggling-market-2016-06-09-42035829

Published: June 9, 2016 4:58 a.m. ET

LONDON, Jun 09, 2016 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- With demand from the oil industry stagnating, migration from Iridium-192 to Selenium-75 sources, especially in Europe, is a window of opportunity

Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Research Group
LONDON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma radiography is severely challenged to hold on to its share in the non-destructive testing (NDT) market as the sustained depression in oil prices curtails investment from the oil industry. Since oil and gas represents more than 50 percent of the global demand for gamma NDT radioactive sources, the price decline of over 65 percent for oil within the last year has hit market growth significantly. Before the dramatic decline in oil prices, this market was forecast to grow by over 4 percent, but the current outlook is tepid, almost bleak, for most regions.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Gamma Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Radioactive Sources Market [http://www.frost.com/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBF0-01-00-00-00&src=IN] (http://frost.ly/fo [http://frost.ly/fo]), finds that the market volume was at 19,622 sources in 2015 and estimates this to reach 20,813 by 2020. The study covers Iridium-192, Selenium-75 and Cobalt-60 sources. For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit:http://frost.ly/g0 [http://frost.ly/g0]

"Research shows that below $50-a-barrel, drilling activity declines by over 30 percent, directly impacting budget allocations in the oil and gas industry. For the first time since 1986, there is a double dip in capital expenditure budgets with reductions for 2015 and 2016," noted Frost & Sullivan Measurement and Instrumentation Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. "While this will reduce demand for gamma NDT radioactive sources, the continuing need for radioactive sources that can generate electromagnetic radiation without electricity will sustain the market."

Gamma radiography will still be in demand for applications in remote locations, where there is little or minimal access to electricity. While competing x-ray generators require electricity to produce radiation, radioactive sources can produce up to 1,000 kilovolts without electricity.

Among gamma radiation sources, Selenium-75 is expected to provide growth opportunities in the long term due to a softer gamma ray spectrum than Iridium-192. This trend has been more pronounced in Europe due to stringent safety regulations. As such, Iridium-192 and Cobalt-60 will be phased out within the next 15 years.

"In terms of unit shipment, the impact of migration to Selenium-75 sources may not be very prominent," added Jain. "But Selenium-75 sources are priced at almost 1.5 to 2 times that of Iridium-192 sources, presenting the potential for robust revenues."

Strategic Analysis of the Global Gamma Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Radioactive Sources Market is part of the Test and Measurement [http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/measurement-instrumentation/test-measurement] (http://frost.ly/fp [http://frost.ly/fp]) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: Analysis of the Global Non-destructive Test Equipment Market, Analysis of the Industrial Digital X-ray Inspection Systems Market, Industrial X-ray Film Market, Analysis of the Global NDT Training Services Market, Analysis of the Emerging and Non-traditional Non-destructive Testing Equipment Market, Analysis of Global NDT Software Market, and Strategic Analysis of the North American Oil and Gas NDT Inspection Services Market, among others. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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13 Devices You’ve Never Heard Of That Are Saving Lives Right Now

Source: http://www.bergeng.com/blog/life-saving-devices/

"From the GE DM5E to the Labino BigBeam Aero, the world is full of incredible devices that you’ve never even heard of. These devices require specialized training to operate, and they’re a little complex. You won’t hear about them outside the industry in which they’re used. But these devices and their operators are unsung heroes. Without them, we would face grave danger in everyday situations.

Believe it or not, this article isn’t about medical devices! Those have been covered elsewhere. We’re looking at test equipment in a different sector: NDT (nondestructive testing). NDT specialists test all sorts of things that we rely on every day, from the lug nuts on our cars to the bridges we drive over. Without NDT specialists and their incredible tools, we might hesitate to board an airplane or buy a house near a railroad track. And while NDT equipment doesn’t eliminate the dangers associated with all these things, it does help NDT specialists to detect flaws in materials before somebody gets killed."

Click Here to look at testing equipment in NDT (nondestructive testing) and how that affects things we rely on every day.

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High-Demand Jobs Fuel NDT School Growth

Source: http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/93225-high-demand-jobs-fuel-ndt-school-growth
Quality Magazine, April 1, 2016

BAXTER, MN — Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is one of the leading high demand jobs that is showing growth year over year. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is an NDT school located in Baxter, Minn., that has currently moved into a new 6,400 square-foot building.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing was founded in May 2013 by CEO Donald Booth. Its NDT training program consists of five months of online training followed by 24 days of intensive hands-on training at their Baxter, Minn., facility.

Graduates will use radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle and visual inspection tools, among others, to learn the skills necessary to enter into the field of nondestructive testing. These skills will be used for inspection in a vast array of fields such as aerospace, aviation, pipeline integrity, railroad, refineries, as well as alternative energies such as nuclear and wind.

Since the grand opening of the NDT School, the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has had a 95 percent employment placement.

When asked why he believes his school has shown such great success, AINDT CEO Donald Booth replied, "The success of our school is largely due to the fact that skilled trades, more often than not, lead to high demand careers in a shorter time frame of education, which is what people are looking for in today’s economy. Our blended learning program allows for more individuals to be able to change careers without disrupting their lives completely by having to relocate or just drop everything to go back to school. People have lives, family, and commitments, we make it as easy as possible to get an education to move forward in life and get into a high demand career with great pay."

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