Who We Are
Vibrant was formed for the sole purpose of commercializing Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for the aerospace and power generation industries. PCRT is a revolutionary non-destructive testing technology that can determine if a component is structurally sound and fit for service.
PCRT is shaking up the aerospace NDT world
History- Various forms of resonance based testing have been in use for over 100 years, dating back to the practice of striking metal components with hammers to check for "ringing" of the component that indicated a lack of resonance deadening cracks.
The current state of the art resonance based testing began to take shape in the late 1980's when scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory began to combine advanced computing power with precision frequency generation technologies to carry out analysis on the effects of manufacturing variations on the resonance signatures of metallic components. This raw but promising technology was licensed by the Quatro Corporation in the early 1990's, and was spun out as a company called Quasar International (www.quasarintl.com) in 1993. Quasar focused the technology development on the automotive market, spending 10 years and nearly $10M dollars in the development of a high speed automated NDE system called Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for tier 1 suppliers to the big three auto makers. Today, more than 100 PCRT systems have been installed world wide, where they test more than 150,000,000 parts per year.
In 2005 Vibrant was formed to license PCRT technology for application to new markets. Working closely with the scientists and engineers of Quasar, Vibrant has developed PCRT applications focused on the high-value, high-performance and safety-critical components in the aerospace and power generation industries. These applications bring the power of PCRT to bear on new production quality control and leverage the unique life management capabilities of the technology. Vibrant is now carrying out commercial part testing with major aerospace manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) firms. Vibrant also pursues new technology development with Department of Defense research labs.
In 2008 Vibrant established an international presence with the formation of Vibrant NTD Ltd (www.vibrantndt.co.uk) to serve customers in the United Kingdom. In 2012 Vibrant's international growth took another step with the formation of Vibrant GmbH (website coming soon) in Germany to serve customers in Continental Europe.Certified ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C
Watch a Video about Vibrant's PCRT Technology
Vibrant Demonstrates its Automated PCRT System for Ceramic Rolling Elements
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