Vibrant Corporation hosted the first PCRT User Group Conference in its new Albuquerque headquarters facility at 8916 Adams NE on October 8-9, 2018. Basics, intermediate and expert tutorials on PCRT (Process Compensated Resonance Testing, Vibrant’s proprietary nondestructive testing technology), as well as the latest technology advancements were covered at the conference.
PCRT customers and advocates in automotive, power generation and government and commercial aerospace industries travelled from all parts of the US, Mexico, Japan, Canada and Europe to join the training and showcase, and got to enjoy a few unplanned breaks for hot air balloon landings! A perfect Albuquerque fall evening was the setting for a networking social with the Albuquerque business community to view and celebrate the opening of Vibrant’s new facility. The shop floor featured working demonstrations of PCRT semi-automated and robotic systems and a new automated aircraft wheel testing system.
Leanne Jauriqui, Vibrant’s VP of Technology, who leads training development, provided tutorials that were very basic in nature, covering PCRT User vocabulary such as “sweep”, “peak”, “Q factor” and “nest”. “Creating a more widespread user base starts with a common language in the PCRT User culture”, says Jauriqui. Advanced PCRT developments in additive manufacturing inspection/ monitoring, modeling, and big data analytics were covered as well. Jauriqui goes on, “The richness and depth of PCRT is continually expanding as we partner with our users and invest in new ideas and applications”.
Vibrant provides Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) services to the Aerospace and Power Generation industries worldwide through its facilities in the United States and Europe. PCRT applications range from quality assurance and process capability assessment for Original Equipment Manufacturers to in-service structural assessment and life monitoring for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul organizations. Vibrant is certified to AS9100 Rev D, and ISO 9001:2015. www.vibrantndt.com