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ASNT exists to create a safer world by advancing scientific, engineering, and technical knowledge in the field of Nondestructive testing.

ASNT Mission Statement and Strategic Objectives

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ASNT Mission Statement

ASNT exists to create a safer world by advancing scientific, engineering, and technical knowledge in the field of nondestructive testing.™ by:
  • Provide the forum for the exchange of NDT technical information
  • Provide NDT educational materials and programs
  • Provide training, standards, and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel
  • Promote the discipline of NDT as a profession
  • Facilitate and promote NDT research and the application of NDT technology

ASNT Strategic Objectives

  • Increase participation in society’s activities.
  • Promote an inclusive vision across ASNT’s membership and the NDT community.
  • Be a premier provider of NDT/NDI/NDE/NDC information including publications, references, archives, training and conferences.
  • Support national and international acceptance and use of ASNT’s services.
  • Promote advancement of research and implementation of NDE technology.
  • Grow ASNT through partnership with industry, government, professional organizations and educational institutions.
  • Advocate and provide NDT personnel certification.
  • Maintain ASNT’s fiscal stability in order to fulfill the society’s mission.
  • ASNT will identify paths for lifelong education and career development within the NDT profession including theory, application and skills for the practitioner, engineer and researcher.

Pacific Northwest Section ASNT was founded in 1957

Pacific Northwest Section Achieves Eighth consecutive President's Point Gold Award

What does the Pacific Northwest Section do anyway? Well, for starters we hold a Technical Meeting almost every month from September through May, with the exception of those months when we offer social events. We also sponsor a Radiation Safety Seminar on one Saturday each Spring, and a Golf Scramble with BBQ Banquet held in the summertime.
You can almost always find us every 2nd Monday from September thru May meeting somewhere in the greater Seattle area, and all members are welcome to attend and/or participate. So, be sure to check our meeting schedule herein and watch for the monthly reminder email for the place, time, and listing of topic and speaker.

Composites Topical Conference a Huge Success!

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The Pacific Northwest ASNT Section co-hosted, yet again, another successful topical on NDT of Composites. Held in odd numbered years, this was the fourth time this very informative and well attended event has been held. The event moved back to downtown Seattle this year at the Motif Hotel. NDT managers, researchers, developers, technician practitioners, and students from various composite industry sectors, throughout the world, came for this richly informative two day topical. The attendees were treated to very robust speaker sessions over both full days, and during the breaks, and one evening, several key NDT technology vendors exhibited their advanced NDT solutions for inspecting composite structures.
There was a total of 123 diverse composites industry participants who made this conference extremely interesting, relevant and educational, as well as a very enjoyable time for all.
Mr. Steve LaRiviere, a former Pacific Northwest Section Chair and now key Quality Manager at the Everett Washington Boeing 777X facility, served as our esteemed Key Note Speaker for the event. Mr. LaRiviere spoke on the importance of NDT for composites, future plans for the 777X design and NDT program, and paid homage to the long and storied legacy of Boeing's NDT pioneers.
The Pacific NW Section program committee of Dr. Gary Georgeson, Flynn Spears, and Kathy Ferguson along with the ISC Conference staff of Christine Schnitzer and Ruth Staat, as well as the very helpful local NDT Students from Clover Park Community College, all combined to, once again, put on a great event.

As NDT Professionals we see the value and benefit of membership in ASNT everyday. Now as mentors, we need to encourage our non-member colleagues, such as those new to NDT or that have been in the profession for years but have not gotten around to joining us, to see the value and benefit that being a member will add to their career. So please do what you can to spread the word as we endeavor to grow our membership, and thereby our strength, as a profession.


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