North Texas Section

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing

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2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

6:00 p.m. - Dinner/Social
7:00 p.m. - Speaker

Meeting Benefits
• Accrue Recertification Points
• Network with the NDT Community
• Get Informed on Current Technologies
• Receive a $15.00 Credit Towards Meal Purchase
• Earn Points for the Technician Scholarship

September 18, 2014
Chairman Ernie Vandergriff
Unveiling the upcoming 2014-2015 year. We are excited about this upcoming year and need your input on what you would like to see this year.

October 16, 2014
Sponsor Celebration and Recognition Party
Please join us for an evening to celebrate and give thanks to each of our Sponsors who help make the North Texas American Society of Nondestructive Testing a success.

November 20, 2014
Donald R. Messick, Jr.
Graduate of Devry University in 1987 with degree in Digital Engineering. Started with General Electric Medical Systems in 1988. He is GEMS trained  in Cath Labs, Special Procedures Labs, Electro-Physiological labs, all aspects of X-Ray, MRI cryogenics, MRI theory and Applications, CT theory and applications and Ultrasound theory and applications. After Leaving GEMS in 2000 and becoming the International Service Engineer for ONI Medical Systems out of Boston, MA. He traveled the United States and Canada installing, servicing all aspects of their very exclusive 1.0 Tesla extremity magnet MRI Systems. GE bought ONI in 2010. Donnie was then hired by Touchstone Medical Imaging to develop all aspects of a new service organization to take the place of the over 3 million dollars a year in service contracts. He is now acting as Senior Field Engineer traveling the US servicing X-Ray, MRI and CT. Looking forward to learning the medical approach to imagining. Donnie and his wife Chennette are Pastors of the North Church in Fort Worth, Texas. We often joke at church that he is the Physics Pastor. One time only location change: Pappasitos's Cantina.

December 9, 2014
Annual Christmas Party
Join the fun at Joe T Garcia's located 2201 N Commerce Street Fort Worth Texas 76164 Tuesday December 9 th in the Mariachi section at 6:30. The cost per person will be $ 10.00 children under 10 will be $5.00 payable at the door. There will be a CASH only bar for all adult beverages. Please join us for the FOOD, FUN, and GAMES!!

January 15, 2015
Dale Norwood Parker, Hannifin Stratoflex Products Division
Dale will be speaking on the latest revision of NAS 410. Dale is an ASNT Level 3 certificate holder in Radiography and Liquid Penetrant. Dale is a Parker Aerospace NADCAP Task Group Voting Member and AIA NAS 410 Sub-Committee Voting Member. Come and Learn what is changing in NAS 410 !

February 19, 2015
Rob Gormley with PH Tools
His presentation will focus on the innovative machining techniques developed in the past five years to support the growing need for test blocks and reference standards. Much of this demand is fueled by the wide acceptance of PAUT in the NDT industry. Happy Valentines Day - bring your sweetheart for a chance to win some fantastic door prizes - 1) Couples only $ 100.00 Dinner to Salt Grass 2) Mens only drawing special gift basket from 3) For the ladies a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift basket.

March 19, 2015

Brad Gilliland
Global Aerospace Key Account Manager GE Measurement & Control Solutions:

April 16, 2015
Tony Mucciardi with Tree Radar
We are excited to welcome Dr. Tony Mucciardi to share with us his latest project, TreeRadar.

TreeRadar's founder and President is Dr. Tony Mucciardi who has thirty years experience in the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) field. Tony has specialized in signal processing work throughout his career in non-invasive sensors. He is a Visiting Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where he teaches a senior undergraduate course in Non-Destructive Evaluation, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences & Landscape Architecture of the University of Maryland. Tony was among the first to introduce waveform signal processing methods into the field of ultrasonic NDE. In 1984 he formed the start-up company, Infometrics, Inc., to develop the (at that time) novel idea of using PCs as an instrument base. His work led to the development of the first PC-based digital ultrasonic non-destructive inspection instrument which was sold under the trade name TestPro. Over 135 TestPro systems were sold worldwide during the next eight years primarily to aerospace companies who have a strong need for highly accurate and digitally traceable inspection instrumentation.  Many TestPro systems are still in industrial operation at present.

May 19, 2015
ASNT North Texas Golf Tournament
We would like to invite you and your guests to participate in the ASNT-North Texas Sections Golf Tournament to be held this year at Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills on May the 19th. Check in at 12:30 pm, Shotgun Start at 2:00 pm 4 man Scramble Format. Chances to win Various prizes for Longest Drive, Shortest Drive, Closest to the pin, Hole-in-One Contest, Lots of Door Prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. Banquet and Awards Ceremony Following Tournament. Contact for more information.

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