Isotest was founded in 1981 to provide engineering, design, software development and assembly of automation systems and NDT equipment to satisfy individual customer needs. Isotest is continuing its policy of development of new NDT and Quality Control products. Its main interest is focused on diversification of its client base and consequently on diversification of NDT applications. Ultrasound systems for example, have many applications in different production activities and Isotest places great importance on the training of its own engineers in order to provide the customers with a high level of service. The aim of professional improvement of expertise has been achieved by ISO with its presence in Brite-EuRam projects.

ISO is also participating in a joint venture with a Romanian company for the NDT market within the framework of JOPP programme. The ultrasonic based positioning and guidance system developed through this project will complement the existing Isotest products, which include a positioning and guidance system that it is currently developing for robots operating in large areas on ground. The present system will mean that Isotest will be able to diversify into the robotics and robotic navigation market.

Reasons for participating
Automated NDT systems designer including a specialisation in X-ray detectors sees potential resulting from project improvements in digital radiography with significant new industrial applications in target industries

Contribution to project
Isotest will carry out the X-ray detector integration for the DDA system (WP-B) to be used in the high precision casting industry supplying to the aerospace and automotive sectors

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.