Monthly Techncial Meetings

Unless otherwise posted, the meetings take place at the Great American Casino in Tukwila (between the Riverside Inn and Foster Golf Course on the North side of Interurban Ave S) typically on the first Tuesday of the month. A reminder email will be sent out announcing the meeting or event each month.

NOTE: Be sure to check the calendar often, as there can be last minute changes.

Meetings and Events Schedule

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SEPT 7, 2019
2019-09-1 18:30:00 2019-09-1 20:30:00 America/Vancouver PNW ASNT Section Meeting Technical Meeting No Meeting Pacific NW Section info@asntpnws.com
3pm
Planning Meeting BOD Great American Casino, Tukwila
OCT 01, 2019
2019-10-01 18:30:00 2019-10-01 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
The Space Elevator Concepts, Impact and the Need for In-situ Non-destructive Testing Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher
of Odysseus Technologies, Inc.
Great American Casino, Tukwila

The Space Elevator is a radical technology for accessing space and the ultimate Earth-bound slender structure. The concept was first published in 1960 and was subsequently popularized in science fiction stories. After the discovery of carbon nanotubes in 1991 and subsequent calculations and measurements of their strength, the Space Elevator concept moved from the realm of science fiction to science possibility.

In this presentation the basic outline of Space Elevator design and proposed technology will be presented. This outline includes the economic motivation, major components, deployment scenario and technological challenges of the Space Elevator. Next the focus will shift to the details of carbon nanotube technology, the material usually identified as Space Elevator. Finally, the requirement for in-situ non-destructive testing (NDT) of the space elevator tether will be discussed. A challenge will be made to the NDT community, by the presentation, to determine the requirements and design testing methodology.

Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher
Sept. 12, 2019
http://www.odysseustech.com

NOV 05, 2019
2019-11-05 18:30:00 2019-11-05 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
An overview of the development of eddy current equipment and inspections in aviation from the 1950s to today Jim Pellicer, Boeing retired Great American Casino, Tukwila

The loss of three De Havilland Comet aircraft in about a year during 1952-53 showed a lack of understanding of metal fatigue at a time when NDT was in its infancy. The need for research into these fields propelled a number of initiatives that still took years to bring effective solutions.

Early instrumentation was only suitable for laboratory use but the real demand was for portable equipment that could be taken out to the airplanes. Companies both in the US and Europe started development that has over the years become what we are more familiar now. Most cracks started at fastener holes and this became the focus of the majority of inspections and this remains the case even today.

After the overview we will look at specific applications that influenced the development of both probes and instrumentation that is still going on today, including possible future designs.

DEC 03, 2019
2019-12-03 18:30:00 2019-12-03 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Fall Conference Recap and ISC update and
Nondestructive Testing in the Railroad Industry by Anish Poudel; Principal Investigator-NDE at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Emery E. Roberts, Region 16 Director Great American Casino, Tukwila
JAN 07, 2020
2020-01-07 18:30:00 2020-01-07 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Liquid Penetrant TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila
FEB 04, 2020
2020-02-04 18:30:00 2020-02-04 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Computed Tomography TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila
MAR 03, 2020
2020-03-03 18:30:00 2019-03-03 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Ultrasonic TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila
APR 07, 2020
2020-4-7 6:30 pm 2020-4-7 8:30 pm America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Event PNWS Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Laser Shearography TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila
APRIL x, 2020
2019-04-x 8:00:00 2019-04-x 16:30:00 America/Vancouver PNW ASNT Section Meeting Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar Bellvue College Pacific NW Section info@asntpnws.com
8am-4:30p
Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar BOD Bellevue College, Bellevue
May 05, 2020
2020-05-5 18:30:00 2020-056-5 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Magnetic Particle TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila
June 02, 2020
2020-06-2 18:30:00 2020-06-2 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Techncial Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Laser Interferometry TBD Great American Casino, Tukwila

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