November 2015 Chairman’s Message

Last month’s speaker was our own Jesse Groom, Section Secretary and website master. Jesse gave a very informative and interactive presentation on phased array ultrasonics with several good examples of weld inspection as well as other applications for this powerful inspection technique. There were 14 in attendance. Dinner was at Harold’s in Hopewell. Thanks again to Bob Nichol (our new Vice Chairman) for his generosity in offering the TUV Rheinland facilities conference room for our group meeting. Thanks again to Jesse for this continued contributions.

Our speaker this month is Ival Martin. Ival is an ASNT NDT Level III with a strong background in advanced service techniques such as phased array ultrasonics. After graduating the school of Polytechnic Engineering, Wilmington in 2005 Mr. Martin developed in his NDT career as a technician, Operations Manager, and Director until recently forming Aerial Energy Resources, LLC in 2013. Formerly Mr. Martin was a commercial diver, underwater welder/ inspector, instructor, and program developer. Additionally Mr. Martin has served in the US Armed Forces as a Non-Commissioned Officer. Through several internal R&D projects Ival has been exposed to additive manufacturing and its development. Ival’s topic is Additive Manufacturing and its impact on NDT. Additive Manufacturing encompasses 3D Printing and Micro-Manufacturing. In this talk he will briefly review present methodologies, current impact, and future direction. In addition possible techniques to ensure quality control will be addressed.

The meeting will be held at Robert Morris University at the Sewall Center. The address for RMU is 6001 University Boulevard in Moon Township 15108. The Sewall Center is located on the left soon after entering Campus drive from University Boulevard. A map is offered on the website at Please continue to use the website as it is being updated monthly.

Please let Bob Nichol know if you will be attending the meeting. His phone number is 724-378-3900 x3124 and e-mail is The meeting will cost each attendee $25 which will include a buffet dinner. Drinks are not included but there will be a cash bar.

Thanks for our loyal local ASNT group for your continued support at our monthly meetings. We hope to see some new faces at this meeting. Please try to attend. Let’s show support for the local ASM group who arranged the meeting by having a good showing at the meeting.

John Markanich
ASNT Pittsburgh Section Chairman

For documents, map, and resources on Ival’s presentation click here 

Octobers Presentation

Thanks to all who attended, it was a great night and i hope to see you at Ival Martin’s presentation on Additive manufacturing advances and Non-Destructive Testing.   The meeting will be at Robert Morris University, Sewall Center, Moon Township, PA 15108 on November 19th.

6:00 – 6:30PM – Social and Registration
6:30 – 7:15 PM – Dinner (buffet at Sewall Center)
7:15 – 8:15 PM – Presentation by Mr. Martin
8:15 – 8:30 PM – Announcements and Wrap-Up

it should be an exciting and informative presentation


For those of you who missed my presentation you can view it below.  use the arrows to advance to the next slide, click on the play button to watch the videos.  unfortunately there is not much text in the slides.  Please allow the videos time to load if you get to the first slide titled “Ultrasonic Waves” and you don’t see a large video than wait a little longer.


Left: John Markanich, Right: Jesse Groom

see you on the 19th


Jesse Groom

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