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Olympus NDT


48 Woerd Ave 
Waltham MA Massachusetts
United States 02453









Olympus Corporation is an international company operating in industrial,
medical, and consumer markets, specializing in optics, electronics, and precision
engineering. For the industrial professional, Olympus is a world-leading
manufacturer of innovative test and measurement solutions that are used in
industrial and research applications ranging from aerospace, power generation,
petrochemical, civil infrastructure, and automotive to consumer products.
Leading-edge testing technologies include ultrasound, phased array, eddy
current, remote visual, high-speed video, microscopy, optical metrology, X-ray
fluorescence, and X-ray diffraction. Its products include flaw detectors, thickness
gages, videoscopes, microscopes, analytical analyzers, industrial scanners and
probes, and various accessories.

Our goal is to supply reliable, economical systems globally that enhance safety,
security, quality and productivity for customers and that contribute to society.
We are committed to actively pursuing the development of new technologies,
products, and services that offer the best solutions to customers' needs. Our
commitment to designing quality products is directly linked to our customers'
responsibility to comply with the highest industry standards and regulations in
order to ensure public safety.

Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic testing uses high frequency, highly directional sound waves to
measure material thickness, find hidden internal flaws, or analyze material
properties in metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, rubber, and glass. Using
frequencies beyond the limit of human hearing, ultrasonic instruments generate
shorts bursts of sound energy that are coupled into the test piece, and the
instrument monitors and analyzes reflected or transmitted wave patterns to
generate test results.

Phased Array Testing

Phased Array testing is a specialized type of ultrasonic testing that uses
sophisticated multi-element array transducers and powerful software to steer
high frequency sound beams through the test piece and map returning echoes,
producing detailed images of internal structures similar to medical ultrasound
images. It is used for inspection of critical structural metals, pipeline welds,
aerospace components, and similar applications where the additional
information supplied by phased array inspection is valuable.

Eddy Current and Eddy Current Array Testing Equipment

Eddy Current testing utilizes principles of electromagnetic induction to locate
near-surface cracks, measure thickness, and categorize certain material
properties in metals. An eddy current probe generates a magnetic field that
induces currents that flow in a circular path in the test material. Changes in the
integrity or thickness of the test piece will in turn affect current flow, the
magnetic field, and ultimately the magnitude and phase of the voltage in the coil.
The instrument monitors the probe output and displays information for analysis.
Eddy current array systems use multiple probes to expand coverage areas and
provide imaging capability.

Optical Metrology

Measuring microscopes provide non-contact geometric measurements of
electronic devices and machined parts with a high-precision measuring table. 3D
measuring laser microscopes are capable of making measurements with sub-
micron accuracy. High-definition 3D images acquired using confocal technology
enable highly accurate height measurements, while a minute laser spot enables
non-contact surface roughness measurements regardless of material surface
condition. Furthermore, by applying our lens evaluation technology developed
with our lens manufacturing experience, we also provide laser interferometers
for measuring surface accuracy of optical components, and a spectral reflectivity
measurement device for measuring spectral reflectivity and film thickness.
*Interferometers may not be available in some areas.

Microscope Solutions

Optical microscopes are microscopes that typically use visible light and a system
of lenses to magnify images of small samples. Industrial microscopes
incorporate many complex designs that aim to improve resolution and sample
contrast. Images from an optical microscope can be captured by normal light-
sensitive cameras to generate a micrograph. Modern developments in CMOS and
charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras allow the capture of digital images. Digital
microscopes are available with a CCD camera to examine a sample, and the
image is shown directly on a computer screen without the need for eye-pieces.

Remote Visual Testing

Our remote visual inspection videoscopes systems are designed to meet the
demands of the modern industrial inspection environment. They offer portable
and intelligent remote imaging solutions with a host of advanced, yet intuitive
features, making them ideal remote visual inspection instruments A wider range
of videoscope, fiberscopes and borescopes with various diameters and viewing
options are available, making our videoscopes systems most versatile inspection
system suitable for a multitude of inspection requirements.

X-ray fluorescence testing equipment

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Analysis are based on the
interaction of matter with x-rays which are short-wavelength, high-energy
beams of electromagnetic radiation. XRF analysis utilizes the fact that when a
primary x-ray beam strikes a substance, it excites elements at the atomic level,
causing electron movement. Each element has characteristic emissions of
secondary (fluorescent) x-rays when these movements occur, identifying the
elemental composition of the substance. For instance, XRF can tell that iron and
sulfur are in a substance and the quantity of each. XRD analysis utilizes the fact
that when a primary x-ray beam strikes a substance, diffraction takes place
creating a pattern that is unique to the crystalline structure(s) of the substance.
XRD patterns are used to identify the compound(s) in the substance. For
instance, XRD can identify and quantify the iron-sulfur compound in a substance
such as marcasite - iron disulfide orthohomic, pyrite - iron disulfide cubic, or
pyrrhotite - iron sulfide. Together, XRF and XRD give a comprehensive picture of
the composition of a substance by providing elemental and compound
identification and quantification. These non-destructive, rapid analysis
techniques are widely used to determine the composition of metals, alloys, glass,
ceramics, minerals and countless other materials.

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