The beginning of the modern welding age started in the 19th century, and up to the present day there has been continuous advancements in the science and technology of the global welding industry. The evolution has naturally created a demand for more advanced welding quality standards, and therefore a coinciding evolution in welding inspection technology. Today, more inspection techniques, testing methods and non-destructive examination (NDE) equipment than ever before are being used by the welding industry to achieve weld quality insurance.
The American Welding Society (AWS) published the standards of weld quality and safety which is upheld by Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) and Certified Welding Educators (CWEs). It is important that CWIs and CWEs use the most advanced inspection equipment and visual inspection methods available in order to adhere to these crucial standards. Specialized cameras are used during the weld process and NDE equipment is utilized in order to achieve complete weld quality assurance.
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