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About Us

We are LTI: since 1978, an international provider of laser based nondestructive testing instrument, systems and training

We are the pioneers and leaders in shearography and holography NDT. Our systems are used to ensure quality and engineering compliance for military aircraft, missiles, launch vehicles, large liquid propellant rocket engines as well as manned and unmanned spacecraft.

We are a small but highly skilled team of twenty-five specialists in NDT, physics, optics, mechanical and software engineering, manufacturing, and program management.

LTI offers a wide range of proven system solutions as well as custom designed “Turn-key” system to meet your requirements.

 
 
 
1978
 
 

Founded by our current President and CTO, John Newman

 
 
 
1980
 
 

Developed first high-speed automatic holography camera

 
 
 
1982
 
 

Delivered the first ultrasonic holography system for turbine aircraft engines, 42 systems to 8 countries to support military and commercial engine manufacturing.

 
 
 
1986
 
 

Developed the worlds first electronic shearography camera

 
 
 
1987
 
 

Integrated the first shearography system for USAF B-2 manufacturing

 
 
 
1988
 
 

Introduced the first electronic shearography tire testers.

 
 
 
1990
 
 

Developed and delivered 40 portable shearography system for aircraft and marine composites

 
 
 
1990
 
 

Developed and delivered the first vacuum chamber shearography system for a major aerospace production

 
 
 
1990
 
 

Developed and delivered the first vacuum chamber shearography system for a major aerospace production

 
 
 
1994
 
 

Shearography inspection of the Severn Class Lifeboats in the UK for the RNLI

 
 
 
1995
 
 

LTI and industry users establish the ASNT Laser Methods Committee

 
 
 
1998
 
 

First shearography systems delivered to NASA in support of the Space Shuttle Program

 
 
 
1998
 
 

LTI and industry users establish the ASTM Shearography NDT Sub-Committee

 
 
 
1999
 
 

Introduced the first Optical Leak Test system for microelectronics packaging, delivering 350 systems by 2020.

 
 
 
1999
 
 

LTI Shearography integrated into the Delta IV Launch Vehicle program

 
 
 
2000
 
 

LTI Shearography integrated into the F-22 aircraft and major helicopter production programs

 
 
 
2004
 
 

LTI develops advanced acoustic stress shearography for Space Shuttle TPS applications

 
 
 
2010
 
 

Shearography integration into a major rocket engine manufacturing program

 
 
 
2011
 
 

Shearography inspection of the NASA LADEE Lunar spacecraft and ground test vehicle

 
 
 
2015
 
 

Shearography integrated into the F-35 aircraft production program

 
 
 
2020
 
 

LTI delivers our 35th large shearography chamber system for aerospace manufacturing

 
 
 
2021
 
 

LTI delivers two XRS-9500 Shearography Rocket Engine Inspection Systems