The emerging technical reality, including Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution), is based on digitalization, informatization, networking, and collaboration. It thrives on using data for feedback loops to improve production, design, and products. Although too early to have data-based evidence of digitalization as a strategic advantage, the early indicators are that COVID is accelerating the adaption of digital technologies. To some of us, it appears as if we just woke up in the year 2025, having to catch up really fast with everything becoming remote and contact-less.
The inspection sector is no different. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) is one of the largest and most valuable data sources in a product life cycle. Industry 4.0 is making it even more powerful and valuable, in the form we call NDE 4.0.
Dr. Ripi Singh
30+ years of Aviation Safety
Innovation expert – US delegate to ISO 56000
Leading NDE 4.0 initiative at ASNT, USA
Dr. Johannes Vrana
Physicist with PhD in NDE
Chairman, ICNDT SIG NDE 4.0
Who must attend?
Proposed Agenda (to be finalized with you)
The World of NDE 4.0 – Let the Journey Begin
Welcome to the World of NDE 4.0
Digital transformation of the inspection systems is inevitable. Pursuit of this opportunity amidst uncertainty makes “a well-defined purpose” and “robust process” essential. This book provides an overview of the purpose of NDE 4.0 (why?), underlying technologies (what?) and ways to overcome the challenges (how?) to successfully pursue confluence of emerging digital technologies with the evolving physical world of inspection.