Testing services provider Element has invested in increased immersion ultrasonic testing (IUT) capabilities to support its aerospace NDT offering in Monterrey, Mexico.
While Element already provides IUT services at its laboratories in Houston, Texas; Hartford, Connecticut; Rancho Dominguez, California; and Sheffield in the UK, Element Monterrey’s acquisition of IUT tanks makes it the only Nadcap and GE approved independent materials testing laboratory in Latin America to offer the service.
The Monterrey laboratory provides testing for the aerospace industry including nondestructive testing such as macro etch and fluorescent penetrant inspection; destructive testing, such as stress rupture, creep, tensile, hardness, and chemistry testing; and metallurgical materials testing. The Monterrey team also works closely with Element laboratories in the USA.
Rick Sluiters, executive vice president of Aerospace at Element said, “Our IUT offering is one that our customers across North America and Europe value highly and we have recognized a level of demand in Mexico that makes this an important investment to meet increasing client needs. We are committed to maintaining a high level of service, as well as our technical proficiencies and our improved capacity will allow us to maintain the turnaround our customers expect”.