Utrata, Dave

Technical Assistance Program (via CIRAS)

Work with Iowa Manufacturers to Address Issues of Inspection and Quality Control

  • Explain & demonstrate various inspection methods (see image)
  • Perform feasibility studies on specific applications
  • Develop/Evaluate inspection procedures at client facilities
  • Provide unbiased information of NDT products, labs and services

Performance Goals Include:

  • Customer Processes, including projects completed, attendees at industrial events and fees collected
  • Technology Diffusion, lately focused on developments in X-ray and Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Business Processes that center on Social Responsibility
  • Leadership & Growth skills, professional development, networking within outreach effort

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Dave Utrata

dave utrataDave Utrata

Associate Scientist heydave@iastate.edu

Funding Sources

  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
  • State of Iowa


  • Iowa Manufacturing, NDE Methods
  • Use of 6 major NDE modalities

Professional Societies

  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)