5th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

Date: 13 Nov 2013 - 13 Nov 2013

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore

Symposium Introduction

Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT&E) is one of the most critical aspects within the field of aerospace structural design. A wide range of NDT procedures ensure that not a single manufactured component reaches service without first passing a series of stringent tests. In fact, today, NDT is trusted as a guarantee for safety in the aerospace arena, making new research in the field a matter of strategic and essential attention.
Although aerospace industries are constrained to the use of certified NDT procedures, there is a large volume of new R&D that is ready to be applied to the various technologies. The widespread use of modern materials, as well as new manufacturing processes in the industry, has also given rise to many new questions regarding their reliability and methods; both from a research as well as a manufacturing point of view. The continuous discussion on carbon fibre-reinforced composites versus high performance metals substitution is just one of the many ground breaking debates underway.
Rising to the need for a critical dialogue on new developments in the field, the Symposium for NDT in Aerospace was established in 2008, with DGZfP and Fraunhofer IIS hosting the first congress in Fürth. The symposium series aims to propagate the twin agendas of communicating the latest R&D results to industrial users and providing scientists and industrial researchers with a common platform to discuss advancements and improvements in the subject.


• NDT methods like ultrasound, x-ray, thermal imaging, laser- based and optical  surface inspection etc.
• Component inspection
• Material characterisation
• Data evaluation and image processing
• NDT system design

• Production integrated NDT&E
• Mobile NDT&E for maintenance, repair and overhaul
• Damage tolerance
• Aircraft Aging
• Structural Health Monitoring

The presentations will have a strong relation to current and future applications for material characterisation and component inspection for laboratory and production environment. Presentation will encompass new results of already industrial established NDT systems as well as new and challenging NDT ideas which are still under research and development.

For more information, please visit the symposium website at

Contact Us

General enquiries : NDT2013 Secretariat, Nic Ang at +65 63382321 or email to

Technical enquiries : Dr Andrew Malcolm at +65 67938295 or email to