North Texas Section

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Meeting Schedule
Meeting Location

2019 - 2020 Meeting Schedule

Every third Tuesday September through May

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

Past Meetings

Sep 17 - Tuesday
Speaker: Buddy Jeter - Tarrant County Community College

Topic: The NDT Program at Tarrant County Community College

Walter "Buddy" Jeter is the new NDT Instructor for the Tarrant County Community College NDT Program. He is an ASNT Level III in Ultrasonics, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Eddy Current. He was the Responsible Level III for GE Power globally for 8.5 years, the Corporate Level III for Aurora Flight Sciences in West Virginia for 8 years and a Level III inspector for ATK for 5 years. Walter has over 33 years of experience with over 25 of those years doing composites and aerospace inspections.

Oct 15 - Tuesday
Speaker: Tim Kinsella - Dassault Falcon Jet

Topic: NDT Reliability in the Aviation Sustainment Environment

Tim Kinsella has been responsible for NDT support of in-service Dassault Falcon Jets in the Western Hemisphere for 13 years. He has also managed their Structures Engineering Group. In addition, he has over 20 years engineering experience in the NDT field with General Dynamics, Hamilton Sundstrand, Lockheed Martin. This experience spanned field and production NDT as well as R&D projects.

Tim has held engineering and Level III responsibilities on many programs including the F-16, F-22, F-35, F-117, and various classified programs. These programs dealt extensively with both metallic and nonmetallic structures, taking him to numerous facilities around the U.S., Egypt and Korea. He provided overall direction of manufacturing and quality development efforts for low observable materials and structures and was involved in the development of filmless radiography and field applications of shearography.

Tim received his BS in physics from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA in Engineering Management from the University of Dallas, and attended the NTSB Aircraft Accident Investigation Course.

Nov 19 - Tuesday
Speaker: None

Topic: Open Forum on NDT

Dec 5 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Party

2122 N. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 626-5770

Jan 21 - Tuesday
Speaker: Chris Woodard - CarestreamNDT

Topic: The Evolution of Digital Industrial Radiography in 2020

Chris Woodard is the Southwest Regional Manager for CarestreamNDT with a specialization in technique development, data management, image optimization and training. He has 10+ years of NDT experience ranging from UT, PT, Eddy Current/Remote Field to RT. He earned a BS degree from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M College Station and MS from SMU Dallas. In his free time he daydreams of esoteric cigars and fine Scotch, but usually spends it assembling doll houses and being traced in side walk chalk with his three daughters.

Feb - May Meetings Cancelled Due to Covid

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