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The report "Composites Testing Market by Testing Type (Destructive, Non-Destructive), Product Type (Continuous Fiber, Discontinuous Fiber, Polymer Matrix, Ceramic Matrix), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Wind) & Region - Global Forecast to 2026", Published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to reach USD 3.06 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.95%, from 2016 to 2026. (Logo: ) Browse 75 market data Tables and 52 Figures spread through 143 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Composites Testing Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The high penetration of composites in various high end applications and stringent regulatory norms stressing upon the quality of composites are driving the growth of the global composites testing market. Continuous fiber composites comprise a major share in the composites testing market in terms of value Continuous fiber composites have the largest market share in the global composites testing market. Owing to their superior performance, continuous fiber composites are extensively used in high-end applications such as aerospace & defense and transportation. Since the share of composites in these applications is very high, the market for continuous fiber composites testing is also very large as compared to the testing of other composite products. Further, the demand for continuous fiber composites is also very high from the next generation aircraft, fighter planes and advanced light weight automotive, which further increases the share in the composites testing market. Non-destructive testing accounted for the largest market share in the composites testing market Non-destructive testing is done to test the composites that are mostly used in critical safety applications for example in aircraft primary structures and interior and exterior structures of transport vehicles. The non-destructive testing of such composite materials is more crucial and demanding in these high-end applications to ensure the quality of composites and safety of passengers. The high growth of the global aerospace & defense and transportation industries, coupled with the increasing penetration of composites in aircraft is driving the non-destructive composites testing market Europe accounts for a major market share of the composites testing market Europe accounts for the largest share in Composites Testing Market, globally. This is due to the high demand for composites from Europe's commercial aircraft and transportation industry, the presence of major composite testing service providers and the stringent regulatory norms such as, by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to ensure and maintain the quality of composites.  The composites testing service providers in this region are focusing on capacity expansions in composites production to meet the high demand for non-destructive testing from commercial airline companies. For instance, Exova Group Plc. invested millions of Euros in Exova's aerospace composites and metals testing site in Toulouse (France) in October 2013, which is helping the company to increase its capacity to meet customer needs. Further, the penetration of composites is growing in the wind energy application in Europe, which is further driving the composites testing market in this region. Some of the key global players in the composites testing market are Exova Group plc (U.K.), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), Mistras Group Inc. (U.S.)., Element Materials Technology (U.S.), Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research Inc. (U.S.), Matrix Composite Inc. (U.K.), Instron (U.K.), ETIM Composites Testing Laboratory (France), Henkel AG & CO. KGaA (Germany). These players have adopted various organic and inorganic developmental strategies for the period, 2016 to 2021. 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— Optical System and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) are used for inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of any part or the entire system. Also, after the inspection or test is completed the part can be used again. Currently, these nondestructive tests are used in manufacturing, fabrication and in-service inspections to ensure product integrity and reliability, to regulate manufacturing processes, lower production costs and to maintain an even quality level. Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC of the Optical Systems and Nondestructive Testing Systems for Inspection and Maintenance to 2025 @ The report aims to provide an overview of Global Optical System and Nondestructive Testing Market for Inspection and Maintenance, with detailed market segmentation by product types, method, application, end-user vertical, and geography. The global optical system and nondestructive testing market for inspection and maintenance is expected to witness exponential growth during the forecast period with worldwide acceptance of Internet of Things (IoT) and growing application for Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in multiple industry sector. The objectives of this report is as follows: • To provide overview of the global optical system and nondestructive testing market for inspection and maintenance market • To analyze and forecast the global optical system and nondestructive testing market for inspection and maintenance on the basis of product type, method, and application and end user • To provide market size and forecast till 2025 for overall market with respect to five major regions, namely; North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America (SAM), which is later sub-segmented by respective countries • To evaluate market dynamics effecting the market during the forecast period i.e., drivers, restraints, opportunities, and future trend • To provide exhaustive PEST analysis for all five regions • To profiles key optical system and nondestructive testing players influencing the market along with their SWOT analysis and market strategies Inquire about discount on this report @ Some of the leading players in optical system and nondestructive testing market for inspection and maintenance are Aicon 3D Systems Gmbh, Ashtead Technology Inc., Bosello High Technology SRL, Creaform Inc., Eddyfi NDT Inc., Faro Technologies Inc., Fischer Technology Inc., General Electric Company, Magnaflux Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Nikon Metrology N.V., Olympus Corporation, Sonatest Ltd., Sonotron NDT, and Zetec Inc. About The Insight Partners: The Insight Partners is a one stop industry research provider of actionable intelligence. We help our clients in getting solutions to their research requirements through our syndicated and consulting research services. We are a specialist in Technology, Media, and Telecommunication industries. For more information, please visit

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Dec. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) will hold a conference call on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:00am Eastern Time to discuss its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended November 30, 2016. A press release with the second quarter results will be issued after the close of market on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The call will be broadcast over the Web and can be accessed on MISTRAS' Website, Individuals in the U.S. wishing to participate in the conference call by phone may call 1-844-832-7227 and use confirmation code 44711099 when prompted. The International number is 1-224-633-1529. Those who wish to listen to the call later can access an archived copy of the conference call at the MISTRAS Website. MISTRAS is a leading “one source” global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions. MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry-leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; process and fixed asset engineering and consulting services; and its world class enterprise inspection data management and analysis software (PCMS™) to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider. For more information, please visit the company's website at or contact Nestor S. Makarigakis, Group Director, Marketing Communications at

Koduru J.P.,Mistras Group Inc. | Koduru J.P.,Pennsylvania State University | Rose J.L.,Pennsylvania State University
Smart Materials and Structures | Year: 2013

Ultrasonic guided wave tomography utilizes an array of permanently mounted transducers to detect and image defects like corrosion, cracks and delamination in structures. It is critical for successful tomography imaging to avoid the influences from external environmental conditions like water loading and changes in temperature. Water loading is particularly challenging as it affects the guided wave propagation in the structure. However, by taking advantage of the physical properties of guided waves it is possible to reduce its effect on the tomography images. Modal points on the dispersion curves can be found that have low out-of-plane displacement in their wave structure and hence no leakage into the liquid on the structure. In this paper, the omnidirectional excitation of desired guided wave modes with annular array transducers is discussed. Guided wave tomography of a steel plate like structure with a corrosion defect is studied under water loading conditions. The influence of water loading is overcome by exciting symmetric guided wave modes (S1) in the structure. Utilizing guided wave mode control it is shown that the defects in the structure can be easily discriminated from any artifacts in the images due to the liquid layer. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Davis F.R.,Mistras Group Inc.
50th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium 2016, LPS 2016 - Topical Conference at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2016

Ensuring that process fixed equipment is safe to operate is essential in today's chemical, refining, upstream, midstream and all other oil & gas and chemical operations. Process equipment must be effectively inspected and tested correctly in order to lower the risk of operations to an acceptable level. The current regulatory environment and public opinion will no longer tolerate accidents that were preventable had effective inspections and testing been performed correctly. This paper will discuss potential damage mechanisms that degrade process equipment and evaluate the effectiveness of the various non-destructive examinations (NDE) and alternative inspection methods necessary for proactive condition-based monitoring. Internal and external corrosion mechanisms will be discussed. Damage mechanisms such as stress corrosion cracking (SSC), thermal fatigue, caustic embrittlement and hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking (HIC), along with several others, will be discussed. Various NDE methods will be evaluated for effectiveness at detecting the different potential damage mechanisms. A safe and reliable plant is the desired end result. The implementation of a proactive inspection and testing program will detect damage to fixed equipment and mitigate the damage before an incident occurs. © 2016, Smith & Burgess, LLC.

Pollock A.A.,Mistras Group Inc.
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2010

A probability of detection (POD) model for acoustic emission (AE) has been developed, based on a serial representation of the serial steps of the (AE) process. Crack growth and event amplitude distribution, wave propagation and instrument variables are all included in this model. Since POD is a function of source-sensor distance, results have previously been shown on a color map of the structure being tested. In this paper, conventional plots of POD versus flaw size are also presented. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Pollock A.A.,Mistras Group Inc.
Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series | Year: 2011

This paper will review energy aspects of the acoustic emission (AE) phenomenon and its relationship to material properties especially brittleness. The spectral energy density of the AE wave at low frequencies is related to the moment tensor, but this is only a fraction of the total energy converted in the deformation or damage process. The "conversion efficiency" from static elastic energy to dynamic AE energy is governed by the source speed, and this in turn is related to the brittleness of the material. Meanwhile, the spectral bandwidth of the AE near the source is governed by the duration of the source event. The resulting relationships between brittleness and acoustic emissivity will be discussed. Examples will be drawn from metals, fiber reinforced composites and geological materials. A further factor that has a strong influence on a material's damage tolerance is its heterogeneity. This also has a strong influence on its acoustic emissivity, specifically on the amplitude distribution. In a recent development in the practical application of AE to industrial plant monitoring, these factors and others are integrated in a model of the Probability of Detection (POD) for fatigue cracks growing in a mixed mode comprising both ductile and brittle deformation mechanisms. ©2010 Society for Experimental Mechanics Inc.

Gonzalez-Nunez M.A.,Mistras Group Inc.
NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series | Year: 2014

The use of acoustic emission (AE) technique for the detection and location of corrosion damages in metallic structures is well known. Systematic tests have been conducted in the laboratory and in the field. The AE method can be used for on-line monitoring to periodically detect corrosion growth during the active corrosion stage or off-line for detection of active corrosion at a specific time. AE signals from the corrosion process on carbon steel are combined high and low frequency signals related to the breakdown and spalling of the oxide film formed during the corrosion process. Although the signals from the corrosion process are low in amplitude compared to other damaging emission mechanisms such as crack growth, they still may be detected depending on the background noise conditions. AE corrosion signals under particular conditions can be of similar amplitudes or much higher than background noise. In the present work different corrosion rates of a carbon steel plate in a 3.5% NaCl solution were studied under controlled conditions. A combination of electrochemical tests such as Potentiostatic and Polarization Resistance experiments were carried out to observe and analyze the change in corrosion rate simultaneously with AE tests. Comparison of corrosion rates and the AE hit rate calculated from both electrochemical and AE tests respectively, was carried out. Characteristic AE signal features were recorded and analyzed at the different corrosion rates using potentiostatic measurements. Preliminary results show some degree of correlation between the different corrosion rates associated with different AE hit rate activity taking place during the corrosion process. © 2014 by NACE International.

Hellier C.,Mistras Group Inc.
Welding Journal | Year: 2015

An nondestructive examination (NDE) professional reflects on advancements in the field. The need for quantitative information has proved particularly strong in the defense and nuclear power industries and led to the emergence of quantitative nondestructive evaluation (QNDE) as a new engineering research discipline. Another substantial step forward for the industry was the development of Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT), which provides inspectors with quantitative information regarding weld flows. In this, a phased array system utilizes the wave physics principle of phasing, varying the time between a series of outgoing ultrasonic pulses in such a way that the individual wave fronts generated by each element in the array combine with each other to add or cancel energy in predictable ways that effectively steer and shape the sound beam. The programmed pulsing sequence selected by the instrument's operating software then launches a number of individual wave fronts into the test material.

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