Casting and Forging

A series of small and lightweight specimens which contain typical flaws found in cast and forged components.

Our casting and forging specimens are designed for practical training to provide experience in basic flaw detection, sizing and interpretation. Available either individually or as sets, our specimens also provide representative geometries and an awareness of reporting difficulties.

In addition to our standard specimens, we can work with you to create customized specimens on request.

Our specimens are recommended for:

  • Training and practice prior to
    qualifications in:
    – Basic flaw detection
    – Basic flaw sizing
    – Flaw interpretation
  • Understanding representative geometries
  • Gaining an awareness of reporting difficulties

We have a choice of three materials for our specimens:

  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminium

Our specimens are suitable for the following methods:

  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Penetrant testing
  • Visual testing

Details of our specimens and sets available:

Our standard specimens

  • Flange
  • 2 Ingots (various sizes)
  • Stud
  • Wasted bolt
  • Tee
  • 4 Spigots (various sizes)
  • Recessed flange
  • Tapered ingot

Individual specimens

  • Contain up to 3 flaws
  • Are unique, no two specimens are the same
  • Are individually numbered and supplied with:
    – Drawing/NDE report
    – Testing and acceptance criteria
    – Certificate of conformance

Recommended set (014)

  • 12 individual specimens
  • Contain an average of 20 flaws
  • Total weight of 59kg/130 lbs
  • NDE reports
  • Testing and acceptance criteria
  • Certificate of conformance

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