Manufacturers of Eddy Current Equipment and Non Destructive Testing Equipment

What is ETher NDE all about?

What does ETher NDE do?

We are a dedicated manufacturer of Eddy Current (ECT) non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, probes and accessories and the 'go to' company for all your EddyCurrent (EC) NDT Solutions.

ETher NDE is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK and has many distributors world wide.

If you would like to learn more about NDT and learn more about Eddy current NDT, then please follow the link. 

Why do we do what we do?

ETher NDE believes that our customers deserve the best; the best Eddy Current equipment, the best Eddy Current probes, the best Eddy Current knowledge and the best service. We know that the Eddy Current NDT market is very specialised so we strive to give our customers the highest level of Eddy Current expertise. We were tired of Eddy Current NDT not getting a big enough spot light in its own right, so we built a company based on it!

At ETher NDE we do what we do because we are passionate about it. We’re passionate about the NDT industry and the good work it does and with John leading the way; we are very passionate about Eddy Current NDT.

You won’t find us diverting away to the more common NDT methods any time soon so we really are the market leaders for Eddy Current NDT knowledge. We are determined to continuously make sure that as well as offering Eddy Current NDT equipment and probes; we are on hand to help with application problems and challenges. Our team thrive on a challenging application issues, it lets us stretch our brains!

Where did ETher NDE start?

Mike Reilly and John Hansen founded ETher NDE Ltd on 1st January 2010.

Mike was previously Group Managing Director of Sonatest PLC from 1989 to 2009, during which time the group grew from a $2m to $25m business.

John was Senior Staff Engineer for Eddy Current NDT at GE Inspection Technologies, St Albans, UK (previously Hocking NDT).

John is the immediate past Chairman of the BINDT Trade Group as well as being a BINDT Council Member, BINDT UK Engineering Council Representative and ordinary member of various other committee and for ASTM he serves on the Electromagnetic and DICONDE Committees (where he is the Eddy Current Technical Contact).



Johns Eddy Current NDT wealth of knowledge and passion is well regarded in the industry and this teamed with Mike’s overall NDT market expertise has allowed ETher NDE to be built on a very solid foundation.

With a combined industry experience of nearly 70 years, Mike and John quickly went to work to build a team based on non-destructive testing knowledge, passion and skill. 

Who is ETher NDE?

Many of the ETher NDE team members including John Hansen have worked together previously as part of Hocking and collectively we have over 150 years of non-destructive testing experience making us a strong Eddy Current specialist team.

If you want honest answers from knowledgeable, down to earth Eddy Current NDT specialists then ETher NDE is the company for you. If you give us a call, you’ll go straight to Karen, who alone is an absolute fountain of product knowledge. She’ll be able to direct you to the right team member for your question. Within the ETher NDE offices we house the Hardware, Software, Applications, Probe Manufacturing, Electronics, Sales and Marketing teams so you will be sure to get the correct person for your needs.

Ultimately we like to keep it simple at ETher; the ability to speak to someone as soon as possible that can give knowledgeable answers to your questions.

What do we stand for? What can we offer you?

ETher NDE was founded on three core principles and to this day they are still what we operate in line with everyday. They are:

1. The ability to speak to someone who understands our product, the industry and your applications.

2. Industry leading delivery on equipment and probes and the ability to respond to your challenges.

3. That our products are second to none in both performance and quality.

We are proud that as a company we operate to these core principles continuously and that we are true to the main reason the company was founded; to offer Eddy Current NDT Solutions to the industry backed up by a wealth of knowledge and sealed with great customer service from real people who care and are passionate about what they do.



ETher NDE are very proud to have been selected for Horizon 2020 funding by the EU for PRECISE - Pulsed Eddy Current Inspection System for Pipeline Health Monitoring grant agreement 763257.

The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is a public funding programme that funds risk innovation in small businesses. It funds market-creating innovation in disruptive small businesses that have significant growth potential and global ambitions. The SME Instrument is part of Horizon 2020 – the EU's 80 billion € funding programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

Only the most innovative companies get selected. Until now, out of 30.000 applicants 2500 companies have been funded. This shows how intense the competition is under the programme and demonstrates the high quality of the proposals funded. 25% of the companies funded under the SME Instrument are in the 10% fastest growing companies in Europe according to Venture Radar.

Companies receive up to € 2.5 million to bring their innovation to the market, free coaching and support in commercialisation – like facilitated access to overseas trade fairs.

In total the programme will invest € 3 billion in 7500 companies until 2020.

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