def: Nondestructive Testing

Inspection & Testing

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is a set of inspection techniques used to evaluate the integrity and properties of materials, components, or structures without causing any damage or altering their physical characteristics.

NDT methods are employed in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, and more, to detect flaws, defects, or anomalies in a non-invasive manner.

Common NDT techniques include ultrasonic testing, radiographic testing, magnetic particle testing, dye penetrant testing, and visual inspection, among others.

These methods help ensure the safety and reliability of products and structures without the need for destructive testing methods that could render them unusable.