Metal parts also go through the Eddy Current Inspection process, where a pencil-like probe with a coil in the end is moved over the component and sets up a magnetic field inside it.
"This gives us an image on a display," Pete says. "If it meets a defect such as a crack, it will change the magnetic field, which will then cause the signal to change rapidly into an upward movement.
"What we have to do is scan over the component, keep looking at the screen and checking for any large movements, which would indicate an issue."
This area of NDT also includes Dye Penetrant Inspection, which is a lengthy process that can last around an hour per part. And when you think about the number of metal parts on an F1 car, that's quite a lot of work to get through.
"This is one of the biggest methods of NDT we use these days," Pete adds. "The part is placed into a tank of fluorescent dye for around 30 minutes, which allows the dye to soak into any cracks.
"It is then moved over to the wash station, where we wash off the dye and make sure there is no penetrant left on the surface.
"Next, we place it into an oven, which dries off the water before the final stage, where it's moved into a storm cabinet, containing developer powder.