X-Ray Industries Acquires Arcadia Aerospace

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Leading non-destructive testing company expands its capability into carbon fiber component inspection

X-Ray Industries, a leading provider of nondestructive testing (NDT) services to diverse industries, has announced its acquisition of Arcadia Aerospace Industries, LLC (Punta Gorda, Fla.), recognized for its expertise in the area of composite structures inspection. Arcadia provides Nadcap certified inspection of composite airframe components, as well as inspection system optimization consulting, design, upgrade, and integrated system manufacturing to the aerospace industry where it is currently serving companies such as Boeing and Honda.

“The increasing use of carbon fiber composites for aircraft components has created a demand for inspection systems that can quickly identify potential quality issues,” said Scott Thams, president and CEO of X-Ray Industries. “The addition of Arcadia to our family of nondestructive and surface finishing technology companies helps to extend our expertise and tap into this growing market.”

According to a 2010 World Carbon Fiber Composite Market report, the global demand for carbon fiber composites is valued at $13.2 billion for 2012 with expectations to increase to $18.6 billion by 2015. To address this growing market, X-Ray Industries is investing $1.5 million in the Arcadia Aerospace facility including new leading edge ultrasonic inspection systems that will triple its capability for carbon composite airframe component inspection.

Founded in 1941, X-Ray Industries is a privately held group of companies inclusive of X-R-I Testing, a provider of NDT inspection services; MobileX for onsite NDT inspection of parts using digital x-ray imaging; CIS for non-traditional NDT inspection of composites with co-located capability; Test Equipment Distributors, serving the equipment and supply needs of NDT professionals; and PPI Aerospace, a Nadcap accredited chemical processing and surface engineering company, as well as Arcadia Aerospace. X-Ray Industries has over 2000 active customers in aerospace, defense, automotive and other industries. To learn more, visit http://www.xrayindustries.com.

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