The Groups are intended for those topics, which may be either technology areas or application areas, where international liaison is beneficial/necessary. They should:
- not be intended to compete with national groups run by national societies.
- have a defined technical scope (which should be highly specific for Technology SIGs, to avoid overlap and duplication, but can be broad for Application SIGs)
- recognise other groups with related interests
- have clearly defined objectives
- be conducted via open Internet meetings
- have English as a working language.
A suggestion for a SIG may come from a member society (bottom-up) or from an ICNDT Committee or Working Group (top-down). The proposal using the attached proforma should be sent to the General Secretary for consideration by the ICNDT Executive Committee. Following approval by the IEC, the ICNDT Secretariat will advertise the Group to the ICNDT membership and on the ICNDT website. Individuals wishing to join a Group should indicate their interest to the Secretary of the Group. Normally the Group will be open to anyone interested in the topic. The host society is responsible for organising meetings (mostly via the Internet) and providing secretarial support.
More detail on the operation of ICNDT Specialist International groups is given in Operating Procedure OP 26.
Current groups are:
- Automotive composites (BINDT)
- Full matrix capture (BINDT)
- Guided Wave UT (KSNT)
- Magnetic Memory Method (MAROVISZ)
- Microwave NDT (ASNT)
- NDT of Art and Cultural Heritage (BINDT)
- NDT Reliability (DGZfP)
- Non-linear UT (KSNT)
- Teraherz imaging (BINDT)