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This chapter provides an overview of the various inspection methods used with metals and alloys, namely visual inspection, coordinate measuring machines, machine vision, hardness testing, tensile testing, chemical analysis, metallography, and nondestructive testing. The nondestructive testing methods discussed are liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, eddy current inspection, radiographic inspection, and ultrasonic testing.

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Inspection Methods: Overview and Comparison, Inspection of Metals: Understanding the Basics, Edited By F.C. Campbell, ASM International, 2013, p 1–20,

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