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01.262016Twice the number of active customers!Category "More to Extende" | No comment


Year endings and beginnings are pretexts for reflection. Here’s a little one about EXTENDE!

EXTENDE was created December the 14th, 2009 and started its activities on January the 1st, 2010 at Orsay (FRANCE). The team was composed of 4 people including 3 who are currently part of the steering committee.  At that time there were only three modules of CIVA:  ET, RT and UT.

 In August 2011, EXTENDE started EXTENDE Inc., its subsidiary in Ballston Spa, New York in the U.S.A., in order to get closer to its North-American customers.

Since December 2011, EXTENDE has been certified ISO 9001 version 2008. This means that EXTENDE has established a systematic approach to quality management, and manages its business as to ensure that customer needs are clearly understood, accepted and fulfilled.

The team continues to grow. In February 2012 EXTENDE changed its headquarter location to Massy and opened a second office in Grenoble 3 years later. EXTENDE is currently composed of 14 people: 10 in Massy, 3 in Grenoble and 1 in the USA.

At EXTENDE we all believe that High Quality and Innovative NDE will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment. That is why we have formalized this value by being certified ISO 14001:2004 since October 2013.

Our core values (customer priority, actively listening to the customer, confidentiality, technical rigor and technical humility) have convinced an increasing number of worldwide companies to be active customers: from 127 to 254!  Our product offerings have expanded to include CIVA Professional:  ET, RT, CT, UT, GWT and CIVA ATHENA 2D modules plus our new educational software, CIVA Education: ET, RT and UT modules.

We strive to do our best to ensure continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and our methodology.

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By working together we all succeed!

The EXTENDE team

01.182016Plane Wave Imaging for Ultrasonic NDTCategory "NDT Consulting and Techniques" | No comment

Ultrasonics - ELSEVIER

Developers and researchers from the CIVA development team have developed a new imaging technique combining the individual benefit of the medical PWI (Plane Wave Imaging) and of the TFM (Total Focusing Method).

How does it work?

Plane waves are used in transmission and then a post-processing algorithm is applied to the recorded signals  that lets you focus on every point of a region of interest. This method allows you to obtain an image quality equivalent to TFM images but with a higher frame-rate, increased acoustic power and simplified post-processing algorithm. 

This method is described in detail in a paper of the Ultrasonics Journal from Elsevier. You can download it here.

The EXTENDE’s team

About Extende

We believe that high quality and innovative Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment.

Therefore, our mission is to bring the benefits of Simulation and NDE Development Methodology to the NDE Community.

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