NDE 4.0 Podcast

NDE 4.0 Podcast - 5 Questions for an Expert

Welcome to the NDE 4.0 Podcast. This is the podcast for NDT and industrial inspection professionals where we ask the big questions about news and trends in the testing, inspection, and certification industry. Every episode, we explore new NDE 4.0 trends and tech to help you determine which path is best for your business. NDE 4.0, a new operating paradigm aligned with Industry 4.0, is the topic that drives the podcast. With NDE 4.0 technologies enabled, your business is positioned to better serve customers and be the best it can be via digital transformation.

Podcast Episodes

Episode 18 — How Terahertz technology will impact NDE

Our Guests: Michael Pepper

February 5, 2024

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 podcast, we speak with Michael Pepper about how the how Terahertz technology will impact NDE. We also explore how Teraview’s technology relates to other emerging technologies within the NDE sector.

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Connect with Michael Pepper: Subscribe to Terraview | Linkedin | Teraview

Connect with Nasrin: Linkedin | Floodlight Software

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Episode 17 — CT & NDE4.0

Our Guests: Dr. Nick Brierley

October 3rd, 2023

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 podcast, we speak with Dr. Nick Brierley about using digital CT systems to build digital twins and how these models can be used to optimize manufacturing processes. We also explore how digital twins can be used in various ways to advance the entire NDT ecosystem and why developing and following standards are so important to these efforts.

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Episode 16 — NDE 4.0, 4 Years In

Our Guests: Johannes Vrana and Ripi Singh

July 27, 2023

NDE 4.0 Expert - Dr. Ripi Singh, PhDIn this episode of the NDE 4.0 podcast, we revisit withJohannes Viana Johannes Vrana and Ripi Singh, two pioneers of digital transformation for NDE. Johannes and Ripi share their thoughts on how far we’ve come over the last few years and help us change our mindset around how we think about NDE 4.0. With numerous papers, projects, books, and lots of other thought-leading content around NDE 4.0, Johannes and Ripi have their fingers on the pulse and great insights on how the industry will continue moving in the right direction!

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Connect with Nasrin: Linkedin | Floodlight Software

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Episode 15 — NDE 4.0 Progress in the Energy sector

Our Guests: John Lindberg, EPRI

May 16, 2023

In this episode, we speak with an expert innovator for the Energy sector, who has been assisting a variety of organizations adopt NDE 4.0 concepts and technologies over the last several years. Our conversation covers everything from measuring and communicating the value of NDE 4.0 investments to specific use cases from the Energy industry.

Episode 14 — Getting to Zero Defects in Parts Manufacturing

Our Guests: Ben Connors, Avonix Imaging

July 18, 2022

In this episode of our “5 Questions for an NDE 4.0 Expert”, Ben Connors shares the latest advancements in CT scanning and we discuss the long-term benefits of using test results to make real-time manufacturing process improvements. This discussion gets to the heart of our top priorities in the NDT industry: removing defects in order to ensure safe and correct operation of industrial assets and infrastructure. We explore both the long-term benefits and the challenges to industry adoption. If you work in the field of manufacturing parts for industrial assets, this episode is a must-hear!

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Episode 13 — How Artificial Intelligence will transform NDT!

Our Guests: Lennart Schulenburg from VisiConsult

January 21, 2022

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we talk with Lennart Schulenburg, a visionary in the field of AI for NDT. As general manager of VisiConsult’s X-raysystems and solutions, Lennart works with inspection companies to incorporate advanced X-ray systems, implement automated inspection tools, and integrate with quality management systems. In our conversation, Lennart offers insights into the value of AI today for inspection processes and a look at what the future holds.

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Episode 12 — How Cloud-Based Technologies Can Transform Nondestructive Testing

Our Guests: Ajay Pasupuleti and Michael Turnbow from Ooga Technologies

December 13, 2021

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we chat with the leadership team at Ooga Technologies, the global NDT collaboration platform. In this wide-ranging discussion, Ajay Pasupuleti, founder and CEO, and Michael Turnbow, founder and former general manager of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Testing and Services Group, offer up a look at how cloud-based software can transform how NDT companies operate.

Ajay Pasupuleti, founder and CEO, Ooga Technologies
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Michael Turnbow, founder Ooga Technologies

Tune in now to learn more about the benefits of cloud technologies for Nondestructive Testing

Episode 11 — NDE 4.0 Ethics Panel – Roundtable Discussion with NDE 4.0 Influencers

Our Guests: Ripi Singh, Tracie Clifford, Matt Litschewski

May 26, 2021
In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we have an exciting new panel format in which we chat with NDE 4.0 influencers and leaders and discuss the future and what an NDE 4.0 Ethics Code would look like. In this discussion, hear from three experts who are leading the way in NDE 4.0 innovation, education, and coaching. In addition to our regular host, Nasrin Azari, president of Floodlight Software and a member of the ASNT NDE 4.0 committee, we are joined by the following distinguished guests:

Ripi Singh
Ripi Singh, Chief Innovation and Strategy Coach, Inspiring Next
Tracie Clifford
Tracie Clifford, Faculty Lead, Instructor, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Nondestructive Testing Programs
Matt Litscheswki
Matt Litschewski, Project Manager and Level III Technician, Acuren

Tune in now to learn about the foundations and future of ethics in the NDE 4.0 paradigm.

Episode 10 — The Genesis of NDE 4.0

Our Guest: Dr. Norbert Meyendorf, the founding father of NDE 4.0

January 20, 2021
Dr. Norbert Meyendorf. the father of NDE 4.0In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dr. Norbert Meyendorf, whom many consider the founding father of the NDE 4.0 movement. In fact, Dr. Meyendorf actually coined the term “NDE 4.0” back in 2016.  In this podcast episode, Dr. Meyendorf, formerly the department head and branch director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing in Germany for more than 20 years, reveals the origins of the NDE 4.0 movement, its evolution, and the benefits provided to NDT organizations in its current iteration.

Until his retirement in 2018, Meyendorf was a professor in the aerospace engineering program at Iowa State University and Deputy Director at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation in Ames, Iowa. He has edited several books, and he’s the author or co-author of numerous journal articles and is the editor in chief of the Journal of NDE published by Springer. Dr. Meyendorf continues to teach as adjunct faculty at Iowa State, the University of Dayton, and the University of Dresden in Germany.

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Episode 9 — Adopting the NDE 4.0 Mindset for Better Data and Decision Making

Our Guest: Dave Seto, Business Development Manager, Software Engineer, UTEX Scientific Instruments

October 19, 2020

Dave Seto, Software Engineer, UTEX Scientific InstrumentsIn this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dave Seto, business development manager at UTEX Scientific Instruments, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Dave has presented and published on the topics of fermentation of unconventional biomass, distillation as a means of waste reduction, and most recently on inspection automation for NDT.

During his career with UTEX Scientific, Dave designed novel ultrasonic probes, engineered automated scanning systems, and has developed customized software for automating inspections in metals production, aerospace, and nuclear power generation industries. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Dave’s company, UTEX Scientific, helps industrial inspection and NDT companies automate their inspections with scanning systems, software, and high-performance ultrasonic instruments.

In this podcast episode, Dave discusses how companies can make better use of their NDE / NDT data. He also talks about how moving to NDE 4.0 technologies is more of a process and a direction rather than a single linear progression.


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Episode 8 — How Infrastructure Safety will Improve With NDE 4.0 Tech

Our Guest: Marybeth Miceli, Executive Director of the Nondestructive Testing Management Association

September 29, 2020

marybeth miceliIn this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Marybeth Miceli, the cofounder of the We-NDT Marketing Network, a business consulting firm, which also publishes the website NDTnow.com. Ms. Macelli is also the president and founder of Miceli Infrastructure Consulting, a company she founded in 2010 to help owners and NDT technology providers work together to solve some of the biggest challenges in civil infrastructure.

Marybeth was recently appointed as the executive director of the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA) and she has more than 25 years of experience in NDT and structural health monitoring. She has a chartered engineer and a material science engineer with experience in NDE research, technology, commercialization, failure analysis, field assessments, and quality assurance.

In this engaging episode, Marybeth talks about how new NDE 4.0 technologies like autonomous vehicles can help ensure the structural safety of large infrastructures like bridges, tunnels, and sports stadiums. She also discusses how the role of NDT technicians will evolve into a data-driven decisionmaker in which infrastructure data collected via digital tech is expertly analyzed, the physics involved are accounted for, and the most cost-effective yet safety-focused recommendations are given to stakeholders.

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Episode 7 — Improving Safety with Better Data

Our Guest: Dr. Dave Hughes, Founding Director and CTO of Novosound

August 28, 2020

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dr. Dave Hughes, founding director and CTO of Novosound, a Scottish sensors company utilizing thin-film processes to eliminate conventional limitations in ultrasound sensors. Under Dave’s leadership, the company has quickly grown to become an award-winning global business manufacturing ultrasound sensors for a range of industries, including NDT and oil and gas, aerospace, and semiconductor markets.

Dave discusses how new NDE / NDT technologies like sensors in pipelines can prevent future disasters by increasing the flow of data. With an improved data set and predictive analysis, business leaders can make safer and more profitable business decisions over time.

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Episode 6 — Ultimate NDE 4.0 Goals: Preventing Accidents, Saving Lives

Our Guest: Dr. Hossain Saboonchi, R&D Leader at Mistras Group

July 28, 2020

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In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dr. Hossain Saboonchi, Research & Development Manager at MISTRAS Group, Inc., where he manages research projects related to innovations in the NDT field.  Hossain has a background in mechanical and civil engineering with a focus on electromechanical sensor technology for NDT applications in his role at Mistras. Hossain holds a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hossain offers his insight into how NDE 4.0 is becoming rapidly more relevant by dramatically reducing risk to critical assets. He also shares why he considers IoT and AI as the two significant game changers as far as technologies in the industry.

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Episode 5 — Overcoming Resistance to Change

ramon fernadezOur Guest: Ramon Fernandez

June 9, 2020

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Ramon Fernandez, president, and CEO of Fercon Group. Ramon is an NDE instructor that has personally trained and certified over 300 NDE practitioners and has shared his NDE knowledge with professionals around the world. His specialty is strategic business management, technology and innovation management, and research processes. Ramon’s company, Fercon Group, has been active for 20 years, providing support and consultancy services to assist companies in a variety of ways, including operational excellence and organizational change management.

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Episode 4 — NDE 4.0 and the Real World

Joop KraijesteijnOur Guest: Joop Kraijesteijn

April 22, 2020

In the latest episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Joop Kraijesteijn, president of 3angles, an NDT services company that provides advanced non-destructive testing and monitoring solutions for the power generation industry.

Joop offers insight and discussion around his real-world experience with NDE 4.0. He has implemented new technologies in his business environment and is leveraging them to better serve customers.

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Johannes VianaEpisode 3 — NDE 4.0: Connecting Technologies for a Better Product

Our Guest: Dr. Johannes Vrana, PhD

March 16, 2020

On this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dr. Johannes Vrana. Johannes is an NDE consultant who is also a thought leader in applying Industry 4.0 to the NDE field. He defines NDE 4.0 as connecting various technologies like cloud software, the internet of things (IoT), digital twins, AI, etc., to improve business outcomes and provide a better product for customers.

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NDE 4.0 Expert - Dr. Ripi Singh, PhD

Episode 2 — How NDT Companies Should Approach NDE 4.0

Our Guest: Dr. Ripi Singh, PhD

March 1, 2020

On this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we interview Dr. Ripi Singh, PhD, a prominent thought leader and business consultant focused on Industry 4.0. In this informative conversation, Ripi discusses the importance of building a digital transformation framework for the business before moving forward with various NDE 4.0 technologies. He also discusses the future of the inspections industry with regard to AI, machine learning, and digital twins.

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Episode 1 — NDE 4.0 and Digital Transformation in NDT / NDE

Our Guest: Nasrin Azari — CEO, Floodlight Software

January 22, 2020

In this episode of the NDE 4.0 Podcast, we chat with Nasrin Azari, CEO of Floodlight Software. Nasrin shares her thoughts on why NDE 4.0 is important and how NDT businesses should align themselves to this forward-thinking operating practice. She also explains why the NDT / NDE industry needs digital transformation for the good of the environment and the business itself.

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To learn more on NDE 4.0, read our blog post: What is NDE 4.0 and Why is it Important?

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