Film Radiography is Declining in Industrial Testing Applications

DODGED THE DIGITAL DILEMMA

The shift from analog to digital technology has given a new lease of life for NDT applications in the industrial radiography market, thus, broadening the scope beyond traditional applications. Digital X-ray systems are proliferating with increased acceptance across all industry verticals, including highly regulated and traditionally conservative aerospace and automotive industries. The most significant contributing factor for this paradigm shift to digital X-ray systems is the cost-saving, which is 5-6 times more (in both computed and direct radiography) when compared to film-based systems. Read More

A Shining Moment for Tech

Do you remember where you were when Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone?

OK, for most people, it’s not a moment like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the moon landing or the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember it because I was doing the same thing I usually am when companies announce interesting things – watching the market. And the market really liked this announcement.

But I remember Apple and its iPhone because I sat back and thought: “Jobs has got something great there.”

This smartphone was going to be everything we needed. Read More