Element Materials Technology (Element) acquired Cleveland, Ohio-based Orbit Industries Inc. (Orbit), a Nadcap- and ISO 17025-accredited laboratory and provider of nondestructive testing (NDT) services to aerospace primes and Tier 1 suppliers. With over 30 prime approvals, Orbit specializes in ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and chemical processing for raw materials and semi-finished and finished products, including landing-gear components, airfoils and aluminum wheels. Orbit also operates out of four other satellite inspection facilities across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
The acquisition complements Element’s existing aerospace NDT facilities in California, Connecticut, Houston, Portland and Monterrey, Mexico, strengthening its footprint, capacity and capabilities. Element specializes in state-of-the-art testing and inspection services, including high-demand services such as digital X-ray, immersion ultrasonic and etching.