Vol. 20 No. 4 (2023): Journal of Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation (JNDE), Dec 2023
Research Papers

Guideline for the Development of an NDE 4.0 Roadmap

Published 07-12-2023


  • Industry 4.0,
  • Digitalization,
  • Inspection reliability,
  • Digital Transformation,
  • Roadmap,
  • Value Creation,
  • Innovation
  • ...More

How to Cite

Singh, R., Ramon Salvador Fernandez, & Johannes Vrana. (2023). Guideline for the Development of an NDE 4.0 Roadmap . Journal of Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (JNDE), 20(4), 23–41. Retrieved from https://jnde.isnt.in/index.php/JNDE/article/view/63


What you don't know can't hurt you’ does NOT apply to Digital Transformation, as it is changing the value proposition from ‘competitive advantage’ to a ‘must do initiative’. NDE has seen revolutions somewhat parallel to industry. The current trends in cyber-physical technologies offer new possibilities wherein the inspectors can see the anomaly on a digital twin before they can see it on the conventional equipment, by fusing data from multiple sources and leveraging history captured in digital threads.  To convert such a possibility into reality, organizations need a roadmap, particularly when the ecosystem is still evolving. Roadmaps are instrumental for guiding and thrusting sociocultural, economic, technological, and even political changes around the world.

This paper provides a guideline to the various stakeholders of the NDE ecosystem to develop a roadmap for NDE 4.0. Meaning this paper provides the necessary support regarding HOW to realize the value propositions of NDE 4.0, which have been developed in earlier publications [1,2,3,4,5].



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