Aerospace Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Services
At Valence, we take care in ensuring your parts are flawless. We offer a range of inspection services, including NDT as a standalone service, as well as all pre- and post-NDT finishing services.
With multiple in house level 3 certified technicians, we expertly process everything from small parts to large structural parts up to 30’. Our technicians complete exceptional training and exceed standards throughout the entire production process.
AS9100 Nadcap Approved NDT
We offer extensive maintenance and fracture critical approvals for all major primes, including Boeing, Airbus, and many more. We hold AS9100 Nadcap approval as well as unique approvals for NASA, United Launch Alliance, and many more.
At Valence, we understand the importance of meeting industry requirements. We are committed to quality assurance in all of the products we produce. Ask us about our on-location NDT services, including FPI and eddy current!
Nondestructive Testing Services
Conductivity inspection measures the electrical conductivity of a metal part or component. This is an in process test of chemical processing to verify the integrity and consistency of a chemical processing operation.
Hardness testing verifies the hardness of the base material, and can be used to validate that previous processes have been performed correctly. All Valence products are guaranteed to meet specified standards.
FPI (Fluorescent or Liquid Penetrant Inspection)
Fluorescent penetrant inspection is a type of dye penetrant inspection where a non-permanent fluorescent dye is applied to a non-porous part to detect cracks and defects that are invisible on sight inspection. This type of inspection is a highly efficient method to testing parts.
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Magnetic particle inspection detects surface and shallow subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. This inspection can give immediate data and reveal errors or defects. It will prevent future leaks and other flaws.
Eddy Current Testing
Eddy current inspection uses electromagnetic induction to find and characterize surface and sub-surface defects in conductive materials. It is a highly sensitive form of testing for small surface defects, providing immediate results.
Copper Sulfate Testing
Copper sulfate testing verifies the effectiveness of, or need for passivation on a stainless steel part. This test is proficient in advanced aerospace applications.
Boroscope inspection allows the internal surfaces of geometrically complex components to be visually inspected for surface finish integrity. The inspection can prevent small issues in materials that potentially lead to huge losses in the long-term.
Valence performs all of these services to the highest degree of care, with approvals for most prime and military specifications. Our products and services significantly enhance safety, long-term use, and consistency in the aerospace industry. View our specs here.
NDT Capability Sizes
|Valence Eastman||L||Valence Wichita||L||Valence Grove||L||Valence Garden Grove||L||Valence Los Angeles||L||Valence Seattle||L||Valence Everett||L|
|Eddy Current||No Limit||Hardness/Conductivity||No limit||Hardness/Conductivity||No limit||Abrasive Blast||5'||Hardness/Conductivity||No limit||Hardness/Conductivity||No limit||Hardness/Conductivity||No limit|
|Hardness/Conductivity||No limit||Magnetic Particle Big||6'||Penetrant||24'||Glass Bead||3'||Penetrant||27'||Magnetic Particle||4.5'||Penetrant||30'|
|Magnetic Particle||4.5'||Penetrant||13'||Laser Part Mark||4'||Penetrant||6'|
|Penetrant||20'||Stress Relieve Bake||3'|
|Ultra Sonic Cleaning||4'|