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Thuesday, March 11, 2008

Noon - 12:15 PM

A Brief History of Bond Testing

Speaker: Ronald Botsko


If you have not been involved in a bond testing procedure in the past, you will be in the future! There is not one answer to bond testing challenges and perceptions, approaches and methods vary as widely as the materials and applications involved. The technology has developed to meet specific needs from simple tap testing (watermelon thumping) to a variety of sophisticated ultrasonic, infrared, laser interferometry and other methods.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Botsko was a pioneer in meeting the challenges of bond testing and in the development of sonic / ultrasonic based bond testing instruments. His career spans honeycomb bonding challenges on the USAF X-B70 aircraft to the multitude of applications addressed as CEO (and brain trust) of NDT Instruments, Inc. Mr. Botsko is a treasured friend and peer and has agreed to take time out of retirement to prepare and make this very special presentation.

Procedure for this meeting only:

Before the meeting

  1. General: The meeting will be in the form of a teleconference.
  3. The teleconference access has been provided by courtesy of Lockheed Martin. The access number will be applicable to area code 303. If you are out of that area code, long distance charges may apply (although most businesses already have free domestic phone service).
  4. We hope that participants at various facilities will gather in a conference room with a speakerphone to reduce the number of telecon links. You can follow the presentation by slide number on your own PC.
  5. You MUST register for this presentation by email before March 4, 2008 to:see the picture
    Please provide the following information:
    1. How many participants will join in at your facility
    2. YOUR MAIL ADDRESS for sending you the rest of the instructions:
  6. If you have questions about the procedure, we will try to answer.
  7. You will receive a confirming email with the instructions how to download the files from the Colorado Section web site, the telecon access number and the access code. You should download the presentation from the web site prior to the meeting and have it displayed on your monitor prior to the call. We have scheduled one (1) hour for the presentation and an additional 15 minutes for interactive questions.

ON 11 MARCH 2008

  1. At NOON (12 PM MST) on 11 March, 2008, have the presentation loaded on your PC or other display device, and the title slide displayed. (The abstract and resume of Mr. Botsko will be included in the download as a separate file and should have been viewed before the meeting. Introduction of Mr. Botsko will be very short to provide full time for the presentation.
  2. Mr. Botsko will then make his presentation and indicate when to change the slide.
  3. Questions will be held until the end of the presentation (Please Mute your phone or speaker during the presentation). If you have a general question, indicate that it is general. If you have a question on a specific slide, please make a note of the slide number during his presentation and reference the slide number with your question, so that everyone can bring up that slide to follow.
  4. At the end of the presentation, I would appreciate an email indicating the number of participants at you facility and any comments on this method of conducting a Colorado Section ASNT meeting.
  • The presentation will be provided in Acrobat (.pdf) format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader on your computer, it can be downloaded for the website at no cost.
  • When you have file loaded into Acrobat Reader, the displayed slide number will appear at the top of the tool bar. Incrementing to the next slide is accomplished by clicking on the advance arrow.

(See attached PDF for a colorful version of this announcement)

Last updated: February 18, 2008 4:38 PM