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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


[Board Meeting: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (open to all members)]
Social: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Dinner: 6:45 pm
Speaker: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Speakers: Mr. Scott Sheaffer and Mr.Gary Gries
Olympus NDT


The Olympus array technology presented will be shown on the R/D Tech Omniscan for both eddy current and ultrasonic techniques. We will explain the evolution of single channel inspection techniques into array by way of live demonstration. The evolution of single channel techniques, array techniques offer increased inspection speed, more complete traceability, increased probability of detection, and ease of acquisition. Typical examples of data presentations will be shown with an overview of successful commercial applications. Future possibilities are numerous and will also be discussed. Instruments will be available for demonstration and for you to try. BRING YOU TEST SPECIMENS.

About the Speaker:

Mr Sheaffer was with Panametrics (Now Olympus NDT ) for 4 yrs. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from UT Arlington, is LII UT trained, and really enjoy solving NDT applications. He covers North Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado for Olympus NDT, parent company for R/D Tech, Panametrics NDT, Stavely NDT Technologies, and NDT Engineering. He work closely with aerospace, petrochem, transportation, and service company markets in solving various NDT applications.

Mr. Gries spent several years as an iron worker and this was his segue into NDT via structural inspection for Smith Emery (5 yrs). He has been with R/D Tech for 3 years. He also is UT MT PT LII certified. Gary is the R/D Tech product specialist for the southwest region of the US and specializes in array technologies.

Location: Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
                 2520 E County Line Rd
                 Highlands Ranch,  CO 80126 - 3232
                 Tel: (303) 843-9822 (See Map)

Directions: From I-25: Exit #194 to C-470; Go west 4.2 miles (or is it 5.3 miles???); Exit north to University Blvd. At the traffic lights, turn right onto E County Line Rd, and at the traffic light turn right again (south) at the parking.
[It is about 2 miles west of our previous meeting location]

Dinner Menu: ...Italian, salad or soup --- order from the Italian Specialties Menu
               RSVP: Ward Rummel 303-791-1940
Cost: $14.95 to members and guests.

Last Modified: Tue, Sep 27, 2005 / 7:26 AM