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How Can Four Equal One? – A Case Study in Streamlining Multiple Special Processes

In a previous post we spoke about streamlining your special processes to improve your bottom line. Now we’ll take a look at how one part would move through our multi-process shop. Four processes can equal one when a part has four sequential special processes done in one shop on one purchase order. To illustrate this, […]

CT Aerospace Industry Gets Government Support

Congratulations to the Connecticut aerospace community for their designation as an “Advanced Manufacturing Community” (AMC) by the federal government. As one of twelve recipients selected by the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMPC), Connecticut manufacturing in the aerospace industry will continue to impact the state’s economic future. View press release. The Aerospace Components Manufacturers Association, […]

Magnetic Particle Inspection

When looking for a reliable, economical testing method for detecting flaws and discontinuities in your magnetic parts without damaging the part in any way, a preferred method is magnetic particle inspection (MPI). MPI is a nondestructive test method that detects linear, surface, and near-surface flaws in material that can be magnetized, or ferromagnetic material, such […]

Liquid Penetrant Inspection Is Economical and Versatile

Liquid Penetrant Inspection is a nondestructive testing method used to reveal surface discontinuities by bleeding out a colored or fluorescent dye from the flaw. This process is called capillary action, where a liquid is drawn into a clean, dry defect through low surface tension. Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI), also known as Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI), […]

Get Quality Control for Your Parts with Nondestructive Testing

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is an indispensable cost-saving technique for your quality control process. Modern nondestructive tests are used to control manufacturing processes, lower production costs, maintain consistent quality, and ensure product reliability. NDT determines the integrity of your parts without causing harm or damage to the test part. Tests that use destructive methods can only […]

Dry Film Lubrication Gives Critical Long-Term Protection

Dry Film Lubrication (DFL), also known as solid film lubrication, is the ideal solution for lubricating your parts when liquid-based lubricants fail to function properly. The dry film protective coating is more reliable for reducing surface friction between part surfaces. For operations where cleanliness of your parts is critical, dry film coating offers a protective […]

PTI Meets With International Aerospace Companies at Aeromart Montreal

As the third aeronautic hub in the world, Montreal was the place to be for the aerospace industry at the recent Aeromart Montreal 2015. Approximately 800 companies from 28 different countries were represented, with 1300 participants in attendance. PTI Industries met numerous international customers, including OEMs, Tier 1’s, and other supply chain and service providers. […]

Gateway Spotlight Company Is PTI Industries

The May Gateway spotlight feature is on PTI. The article begins with a brief history of our multi-tiered special process services. PTI began as a metal testing company, performing fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspections for Pratt & Whitney. We’ve continued to add special processes and approvals as requests from customers came in, growing our […]