7/1/17 – The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has published an article by Vibrant entitled “Process Compensated Resonance Testing Models for Quantification of Creep Damage in Single Crystal Nickel-based Superalloys.” The article was published in the July 2017 issue of its Materials Evaluation journal. The article features some of the recent progress Vibrant has made in modeling the effects of damage states on resonance and how those models can be used to quantify damage in real parts.
4/10/17 – Alexander Mayes, who has worked for Vibrant as an Engineering Intern since 2014 while he attended the University of New Mexico, has now converted to a full-time Application Engineer. Mr. Mayes recently completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an intern, Mr. Mayes has been integral part of Vibrant’s development of forward modeling and model inversion tools for Vibrant’s Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) technology.
1/11/17 – ASTM International has published a new Standard for the application of Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT), Standard Practice E3081-16 for Outlier Screening Using Process Compensated Resonance Testing via Swept Sine Wave Input for Metallic and Non-Metallic Parts. The standard describes the process for applying PCRT in an Outlier Screening mode to detect parts that show a significant resonance frequency difference from normal production or in-service parts.
10/10/16 – Vibrant Corporation has added a new Application Engineer to its ranks. Richard Livings, who recently earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Iowa State University (ISU), will contribute to Vibrant’s research and development efforts for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE). Dr. Livings will also work to transition newly developed capabilities into commercial applications for Vibrant’s Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) services.
9/29/16 – Airlines for America (A4A) and SAE International have jointly presented the 14th annual “Better Way Award” to a team comprising Pratt & Whitney Canada and Vibrant Corporation for their application of Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) to test newly manufactured aerospace components. Recipients of the 2016 Better Way Award include David Craig, Francesco Finzi-Contini, Josee […]
5/10/16 – Vibrant Corporation has been granted another patent - #9335300 - further expanding on approaches for detecting defects using surface acoustic wave (SAW) modes of vibration. The ability to better detect small surface flaws, combined with the bulk/internal inspection capabilities or more traditional PCRT methods, will provide many industries a reduced risk of premature failure in critical components.
1/5/16 – Vibrant Corporation has been awarded a new patent covering methods for detecting surface defects with its resonance inspection technology. This patent capitalizes on work done to increase the sensitivity of Resonance Inspection for surface discontinuities and expands the potential for more complicated component inspection in the future.
8/11/16 – Vibrant Corporation was honored by Albuquerque Business First at the 2016 Fastest Growing Companies event. The event recognized 29 companies in New Mexico with the highest growth as a percentage of revenue from 2013 through 2015. Vibrant was ranked 18th with a revenue growth of 38%.
6/22/16 – Vibrant Corporation’s strong revenue growth earned a place on the 2016 New Mexico Flying 40 List for the fifth consecutive year. The annual Flying 40 Awards recognize the fastest-growing technology companies in the state of New Mexico, based on percentage annual revenue growth. Vibrant’s revenue grew 38% in 2015.
5/1/16 – John Spruce has joined Vibrant Corporation as its West Coast Sales Representative. In John’s new role, he will use his extensive Engineering background and knowledge of Vibrant’s Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) services to provide accurate, fast and affordable NDT solutions for the aerospace and power generation industries.