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The 2017 NDT of Composites Conference was a Huge Success!!

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The PNW ASNT Section co-hosted, yet again, another successful topical on NDT of Composites. This was the third year for this very informative and well attended event. NDT managers, reseachers, 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 evning, several key NDT techncology 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 PNW 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, Kathy Ferguson, and Jeff Siegel, 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 benfit that being a member will add to their career. So please do what you can to spread the word as we endeavour to grow our membership, and therby our strength, as a profession.


The Pacific NW Section ASNT was founded in 1957

What does the Pacific NW Section do anyway? Well, for starters we hold a Techncial Meeting almost every month from Septmeber 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.

New Meeting Venue!

Meetings and Events Schedule






JUL 30, 2016 8:00a Shotgun
1:30p Banquet
Golf & BBQ Event N/A Hawkes Prairie Golf Course
AUG 4, 2016 5:30p ~ 8:30p Board of Directors N/A The Rock Renton Landing
SEP 12, 2016 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Kick-Off Social N/A Foster's Golf Course
OCT 10, 2016 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Advancements in X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for Positive Material Identification (PMI) in Manufacturing and Maintenance Applications Dianne Hillhouse, Olympus NDT Double Tree Hotel Southcenter
NOV 14, 2016 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Metallurgy in the 21st Century Dan Wallem, Boeing Double Tree Hotel Southcenter
DEC 12, 2016 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
An Introduction to Computed Tomography Blake Chenevert, Delphi Precision Imaging Corp. Double Tree Hotel Southcenter
JAN 9, 2017 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Digital Radiography Jay Zimmerman, Carestream NDT Double Tree Hotel Southcenter
FEB 13, 2017 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Innovative Fatigue Monitoring Technologies Marybeth Miceli, Miceli Consulting The Old Spagetti Factory Southcenter
MAR 20, 2017 5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques: Full Matrix Capture and the Total Focusing Method

--- BOD Nominations ---
Alan Caulder, Advanced OEM Solutions The Old Spagetti Factory Southcenter
APR 1, 2017 7:30a Arrive
8:00a Start
4:30p End
8 Hour Raidiation Safety Refresher Course Emery Roberts, Dave Hall Bellevue College Bidg. T, Room 118
2017-04-10 12:00:00 2017-04-10 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ASNT PNWS Meeting Monthly Techncial Meeting The Old Spaghetti Factory/var> PNW Section BOD
APR 10, 2017
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
UT of Composits 101
___ BOD Elections ___
Bill Tapia, Boeing The Old Spagetti Factory Southcenter
2017-04-10 12:00:00 2017-04-10 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ASNT PNWS Meeting Monthly Techncial Meeting The Old Spaghetti Factory/var> PNW Section BOD
MAY 9 & 10, 2017
7:30a - 5:00p Daily ASNT NDT of Composites Conference
Hosted by Pacific NW Section Double Tree Hotel Southcenter

In keeping with the greater ASNT commitment to support continuous education, we award NDT student scholarships and engage in educational outreach at the college and high school levels, not to mention what our members can learn by attending our Techncial Meetings. We also have the honor of hosting the bi-annual NDT of Composites Forum, which is an international ASNT event, right here in the Seattle area.
You can almost always find us every 2nd Monday 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.

The mission of ASNT is to:

  • 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