PARTNERS - Research Partner


Previously known as the Steel Casting Research Technical Association (SCRATA) this is one of the leading castings Institutes in the world. Its involvement with industry includes research into the properties and improvements in casting technology for steel and light alloy castings used in the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, aerospace and automotive industries.

Reasons for participating
CTI are committed to advancing the uses and integrity of castings used in industrial applications. They see this project as important in terms of making the European casting industry more competitive on a world wide basis while improving the quality of the product.

Contribution to project
CTI will provide casting samples and input and advice on the casting process, types of defects, orientations etc and also where appropriate supply samples for the project. They will also input data into the defect recognition work on castings and supply training data for the NDT training workscope.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.