21st century industry faces ever more challenging requirements to achieve greater integrity and safety performance, and adopt new materials and designs. Novel NDE technologies are often crucial to making this possible.
RCNDE is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into NDE technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry. RCNDE continues to be founded on the guiding principles of world-class scientific research and industrial application. The Centre’s vision is to see NDE transform into a fully integrated part of the engineering life cycle and the aim is to progressively link up with other disciplines, particularly structural integrity, materials science and engineering design.