No crack left undetected

.No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Claudia Marshall, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, inspects x-ray film of a pipe weld on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. 86th MXS NDI Airmen inspect welds for 86th MXS Metals Technology personnel who are attempting to gain welding certifications. Inspections ensure personnel are capable of producing strong welds, allowing them to manufacture quality aircraft parts and keep the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet in top condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Claudia Marshall, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, prepares a Spectroil unit to detect wear metal in engine oil on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. Detecting wear metals indicates whether any components are failing in an engine, allowing the 86th MXS to keep aircraft in top condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, uses a black light to look at magnetic particles on a hoist hook on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. 86th MXS NDI uses a variety of black light methods to inspect tools and aircraft parts to detect small defects and hairline fractures otherwise undetectable to the naked eye. After NDI detects the imperfections, other MXS personnel such as the Metals Technology and Aircraft Structural Maintenance flights have the ability to manufacture and repair parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

.No crack let undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, uses a black light to look at magnetic particles on a hoist hook on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. Tobias used the alignment of the particles to inspect for hairline fractures on the hook. The inspection ensured the hook, which is used to lift heavy munitions, has no risk of breaking under duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, uses a black light to inspect a hoist hook for hairline fractures on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. 86th MXS NDI personnel use black lights and black-light sensitive mediums to inspect equipment and aircraft for small imperfections like hairline fractures, which, if left undetected, could lead to costly and dangerous malfunctions. NDI personnel are part of the extensive maintenance safety process that keeps the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet and equipment in safe operating condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, applies liquid magnetic particles to two hoist hooks on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. 86th MXS NDI uses a variety of black light methods to inspect tools and aircraft parts to detect small defects and hairline fractures otherwise undetectable to the naked eye. After NDI detects the imperfections, other MXS personnel such as the Metals Technology and Aircraft Structural Maintenance flights have the ability to manufacture and repair parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, applies liquid magnetic particles to two hoist hooks on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. Tobias used the particles to look for hairline cracks in the hooks under a black light. The inspection ensured that the hook, which is used to lift heavy munitions, has no risk of breaking under duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, measures the magnetism on a hoist hook on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. Tobias briefly magnetized the hook so that black light-sensitive magnetic particles would align on the poles of any hairline fractures, making it possible for Tobias to detect them. 86th MXS NDI personnel are part of the extensive maintenance safety process that keeps the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet and equipment in safe operating condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

No crack left undetected

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clarence Tobias, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, uses a parker probe to demagnetize a hoist hook on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. Tobias briefly magnetized the hook so that black light-sensitive magnetic particles would align on the poles of any hairline fractures, making it possible for Tobias to detect them. 86th MXS NDI personnel are part of the extensive maintenance safety process that keeps the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet and equipment in safe operating condition.

.No crack left undetected
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Claudia Marshall, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, sets up a tube head to perform an x-ray on a pipe weld on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. 86th MXS NDI Airmen inspect welds for 86th MXS Metals Technology personnel who are attempting to gain welding certifications. Inspecting the welds for imperfections ensures personnel are capable of producing strong welds, allowing them to manufacture quality aircraft parts and keep the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet in top condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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