Aerospace Event 2018: book your place now!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Aerospace Event, taking place from 11-12 April 2018 at the BAWA Centre, Filton, Bristol, UK. This biennial event is organised by the West of England Branch of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). Visit for further information and to register.

This is the only event in the UK dedicated solely to NDT in aerospace! The event will combine spotlight sessions, a focus on new materials and processes as well as new NDE technologies sessions.

An Aerospace Exhibition will run alongside the event, showcasing the latest products, innovations and technology available to the industry today. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with industry colleagues, network and learn about the very latest NDT technology and services available from around the world. To view the current list of exhibitors, visit

The full programme will be available soon to view or download and the website will be continually updated. Visit to download a booking form.

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is a UK-based professional engineering institution working to promote the advancement of the science and practice of non-destructive testing (NDT), condition monitoring (CM), diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines. Internationally recognised, it is concerned with the education, training and certification of its members and all those engaged in NDT and CM and through its publications and annual conferences and events it disseminates news of the latest advances in the science and practice of the subjects. For further information about the Institute and its activities, visit

What are NDT and CM?
Non-destructive testing is the branch of engineering concerned with all methods of detecting and evaluating flaws in materials. Flaws can affect the serviceability of a material or structure, so NDT is important in guaranteeing safe operation as well as in quality control and assessing plant life. The flaws may be cracks or inclusions in welds and castings or variations in structural properties, which can lead to a loss of strength or failure in service. The essential feature of NDT is that the test process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under test. The subject of NDT has no clearly defined boundaries; it ranges from simple techniques such as the visual examination of surfaces, through the well-established methods of radiography, ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle crack detection, to new and very specialised methods such as the measurement of Barkhausen noise and positron annihilation spectroscopy.

Condition monitoring (CM) aims to ensure plant efficiency, productivity and reliability by monitoring and analysing the wear of operating machinery and components to provide an early warning of impending failure, thereby reducing costly plant shutdown. Condition monitoring originally used mainly vibration and tribology analysis techniques but now encompasses new fields such as thermal imaging, acoustic emission and other non-destructive techniques. The diagnostic and prognostic elements, in addition to increasingly sophisticated signal processing, is using trends from repeated measurements in time intervals of days and weeks.

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Tel: 01604 438300


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