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Carestream NDT Honored as Stevie® Award Winner in 2023 American Business Awards®

Awards will be presented on June 13 in New York City

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 10 – Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) group is proud to announce that it was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Content Marketing category in the 21st Annual American Business Awards.®

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
Carestream NDT’s award-winning nomination was for “52 Weeks: A Whitepaper Series for Non-Destructive Testing Professionals.” The series was developed by Brian White, Level 3 Radiographer and NDT R&D Manager, and Sherriet Campbell, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, along with a coordinated effort by NDT product line managers as well as a global applications development manager.
Brian Calderbank, Global Director of Strategy & Marketing at Carestream, said, “Generating qualified leads for a B2B industrial product is complex and multi-faceted. Our goal was to demonstrate a technical marketing approach to address specific information that prospects are looking for in the research and consideration phase for NDT inspection equipment.”
“The visually appealing, easy-to-read and unbiased white papers are available for download as gated content on a landing page, resulting in marketing leads that converted to highly qualified direct contact leads for sales,” Mr. Calderbank continued. “Our ongoing recognition by the Stevie Awards inspires Carestream to continue to raise the bar across our functional business areas.”
More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Highlights of comments from program judges include:
“I really like this submission! You obviously get that the key for thought leadership is consistency, so kudos for such an ambitious campaign.”
“Carestream provided a good package of information for their content campaign. They provided strategic insights, objectives, and the delivery to their required success. Well done!”
“The ‘52 Weeks: A Whitepaper Series for Non-Destructive Testing Professionals’ documents are done well and feature vocabulary in layman's terms, professional writing, and good graphic design and layouts.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 13.
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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic, and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 1-888-777-2072 or visit

The Government of Canada and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a tentative agreement, ending the strike affecting many public service members. There may still be some service impacts over the next few days and weeks as services return to full capacity.

In response to growing demand for Matrix Array UT (MAUT) standards, ASTM International have recently published E3370-22, “Standard Practice for Matrix Array Ultrasonic Testing of Composites, Sandwich Core Constructions, and Metals used in Aerospace Applications”. The Standard has its origins in ASTM E2580-17 “Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Flat Panel Composites and Sandwich Core Materials used in Aerospace Applications”, which is intended for use with single element transducers. The new E3370-22 is instead designed specifically for use with non-phased, matrix array transducers such as the Dolphicam2 platform, manufactured by Dolphitech. Such transducers operate with an isotropic matrix array of elements with a small pitch and high count (eg 128 x128 elements at 0.25mm pitch), operating in straight beam (ie 0°) mode. As such, they are unique in being capable of live C-scan generation.

As it sits between conventional straight beam UT and Phased Array, MAUT has previously been underrepresented by international standards. Dolphitech Defense CEO Jason Smith comments “We are delighted by the publication of this standard by ASTM International. It provides our customers with a great starting point for building their own inspection procedures, through detailing all aspects that need to be considered. This document will also pave the way for further matrix array UT standards, with ASME and ISO standards already in the pipeline.”

The Standard itself covers two modes of operation, Test Procedure A: Pulse Echo, and Test Procedure B, Through Transmission. In addition, general considerations such as quality assurance provisions, test apparatus, physical reference standards, and reporting requirements are all discussed in detail. Jack Lambert, Technical Sales Manager at Dolphitech Ltd, comments “It is fantastic to see new technology such as matrix array UT being detailed as an ASTM Standard Practice. As well as providing new and existing users of this technique with a useful guide, documents such as E3370-22 are vital in ensuring that the international standardization effort keeps up to date with emerging technologies and thus stays relevant to industry practices.”

For more information and to purchase the Standard, please visit here . Click here to learn more about the Dolphicam2 platform.


April 10, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta—IR Supplies and Services is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Vermon NDT, manufacturer of phased array probes for the non-destructive testing industry. 

Vermon NDT is privately owned by Vermon SA. They have been defining the phased array probe state of the art since 1984. Since that time, they have supported countless applications in a variety of industries worldwide. Vermon currently manufactures their NDT line of probes in Walhalla, South Carolina. Along with their standard line of probes, they also build advanced custom arrays to customer specifications.  
“We’re always on the lookout to partner with great brands that will meet our clients’ needs,” proclaimed Robbie VanHoek, vice president of IR.  “We continue to expand our product line for ultrasonic testing, and the products Vermon NDT offer are a natural fit.  Quality is an imperative for us, and their product delivers on that.”

As the exclusive distributor of Vermon NDT in Canada, IR is positioned to strengthen its already deep offering of ultrasonic products.  “While IR had its beginnings in radiography, we have been supplying our UT clients for several years now”, Heather Addley of IR explains.  “The Vermon NDT product line gives those clients another great option that will help to enhance their businesses.  We’re proud to add it as another solution that we offer.  In fact, we have over $100,000 worth of probes in stock at our Edmonton location, ready for immediate shipping.  We believe in the product that much.”
Matt Skinner, NDT sales manager for North America, commented on the new partnership.  “We are thrilled to have IR Supplies and Services as our exclusive distributor in Canada.  I have had the pleasure of working with IR since it was established in 2004 and had been working with members of their team for many years before that.  Vermon NDT focuses our resources on manufacturing what clients want, and IR focuses on delivering what clients want, so it’s really a perfect match.  We are very grateful to have such a strong presence in Eastern and Western Canada.” 
For more information on the Vermon NDT products, visit the IR website at

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