Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)

Humble Machine Works is certified in multiple disciplines of non-destructive testing methods to ensure your products are of the highest quality.

Services We Offer

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LP)

Magnetic Particle Testing (MPT)

Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)

NDE Examination Houston TX

Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)

As the name suggests, non-destructive examination (or NDE for short) is used to evaluate materials/components integrity either before or after machining. Using various processes, we can check for the following:

  • Welding defects
  • Differences in material characteristics
  • Discontinuities
  • Cracks
  • Porosity

We find all of this and more without causing any damage to the part itself.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Ultrasonic testing is the non-destructive testing that we use most commonly on the raw material prior to machining.  It uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate products and ensure there are no discontinuities within the volume of the raw material inspected.

Capabilities Include:

  • Staveley Sonic 1000S UT Scope
  • Extensive assortment of calibration blocks in varying materials.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Ultrasonic testing is the non-destructive testing that we use most commonly on the raw material prior to machining.  It uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate products and ensure there are no discontinuities within the volume of the raw material inspected.  

Capabilities Include:

  • Stavely Sonic 1000 UT Scope
  • Extensive assortment of calibration blocks in varying materials.

Magnetic Particle Testing (MPT)

With the help of magnetic fields, Magnetic Particle Testing identifies discontinuities at and near the surface of products made with ferromagnetic materials. This testing process is relatively inexpensive, highly effective, and most commonly performed on finished machined parts.

Capabilities Include:

  • Magnetec 3504 Wet Horizontal Unit with 54.0” head opening
  • AC Yoke and 10 lb. Test Bar
  • Both wet and aerosol wet fluorescents

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LP)

This process involves exposing a part to a die penetrant fluid and developer to identify and defects exposed to the surface in both magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

This process, while similar to Magnetic Particle Testing in relation to the defects found, is a slower and bit more costly based on the process.  The flexibility with LP is it does allow for checking a part in the machine if a potential defect is noticed.

Capabilities Include:

  • Type 1-10μ, 20μ and 30μ NiCr Test Panels
  • PSM 5 Star Panel
  • Bulk Water-Washable, Aerosol Water-Washable (Fluorescent/Visible) / Solvent Removable (Visible)
  • Tri-Con (Aerospace) Water Nozzle

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LP)

This process involves exposing a part to a die penetrant fluid and developer to identify

defects exposed to the surface in both magnetic and non-magnetic materials. This process, while similar to Magnetic Particle Testing in relation to the defects found, is a slower and bit more costly based on the process.  The flexibility with LP is it does allow for checking a part in the machine if a potential defect is noticed.

Capabilities Include:

  • Type 1-10μ, 20μ and 30μ NiCr Test Panels
  • PSM 5 Star Panel
  • Bulk Water-Washable, Aerosol Water-Washable (Fluorescent/Visible) / Solvent Removable (Visible)
  • Tri-Con (Aerospace) Water Nozzle

Why Choose Us?

What makes Humble Machine Works the best option for all your fabrication, EDM, prototyping, or custom machining of metal and plastic components?

Our people! We have an extremely knowledgeable and talented team of employees with an average tenure of 14 years. It is through their efforts that Humble Machine Works has been able to remain successful in accomplishing our customer’s goals for more than 50 years.

We work out of an ISO-certified facility and have been offering service to businesses across the globe for decades. 

To learn more about our services or to get a quote, contact us today.

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Industries We Serve

Custom Machining for Aerospace Industry
Custom Machining for Agriculture Industry
Custom Machining for Biomedical Industry
Custom Machining for Energy Industry
Custom Machining for Marine Industry
Custom Machining for Medical Industry
Custom Machining for Oil & Gas Industry
Custom Machining for Subsea Industry

HUMBLE MACHINE WORKS INC.

134 WILSON RD.

HUMBLE, TX 77338

sales@humblemachineworks.com

281-446-3057

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