The Malaysia International NDT Conference and Exhibition (MINDTCE) was organized on 22-24 November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The 2015 edition of the Malaysia International NDT Conference and Exhibition (MINDTCE) provided a platform to all those related to NDT technology to exchange ideas, experience and expertise and for sharing results of RND works, promoting and displaying new systems and technologies, discussing technical and safety challenges faced by service providers and formulating better work practice to improve working environment.

The AutoWinSpec partner TWI presented the research paper “Application of Acousto-Ultrasonics in Wind Turbine Blade Inspection”. The abstract of the paper is available here.


SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) is a general organization devoted to the promotion of technical excellence in materials and process engineering, totalling around 15,000 engineers, technologists and materials scientists. It was founded in 1944 by Californian aerospace engineers with the goal to build a professional network and improve the exchange of technical information. Since those times, SAMPE has spread all over the world and is divided in about 40 chapters.

The SAMPE Europe 2015 conference was held on 15-17 September 2015 and was co-hosted by SAMPE Europe, SAMPE France and Stelia Aerospace in the city of Amiens, France.
Ms. Lu Zhao of TWI presented the paper titled “Application of Acousto-Ultrasonics in Wind Turbine Blade Inspection” authored by the AutoWinSpec partners (TWI, SpectrumLabs and InnotecUK). The work presents modelling and experimental results of inspecting Glass Fibre Reinforced Composite (GFRC) wind turbine blades (WTB) with the acoustoultrasonic (AU) method. The paper will be part of the conference proceedings.

The programme of the event is available here


The AutoWinSpec project was approved and initiated on the 1st of March. The consortium had its inaugural meeting in Athens on Thursday 2nd of April 2014 hosted by Innora SA, to discuss the developing specification and technology of the system and to plan the next tasks and upcoming research and consortium meetings.