Unlike destructive testing, NDT inspects parts without affecting their future usability. As a result, it is frequently more practical for inspecting AM parts, which are often produced in small-batch runs. However, the complex geometries, integrated features, and rough surface finishes of most AM parts can complicate NDT methods. No one NDT method can find every flaw in every AM part. Due to the variety of processes and materials, each AM method produces parts that must be inspected using different NDT methods. Manufacturers must have a proper understanding of the most appropriate NDT methods for AM part inspection to ensure they are used both effectively and reliably. After taking this class, users will be able to describe the most common NDT methods used in AM as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Distinguish between destructive and nondestructive testing for AM part inspection
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using NDT to inspect AM parts
- Distinguish between the different additive manufacturing methods
- Describe the use of visual testing for NDT of AM parts
- Describe the use of liquid penetrant testing for NDT of AM parts
- Describe the use of eddy current testing for NDT of AM parts
- Describe the use of radiographic testing for NDT of AM parts
- Describe the use of x-ray computed tomography for NDT of AM parts
- Describe the use of ultrasonic testing for NDT of AM parts.
- Recommended for manufacturing personnel working in the quality department pertaining to AM manufactured products.
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