About Us

Over 40 years ago, Don Cosgrove left a local aerospace company to start his own business with three other men to bring quality inspection to a variety of companies and industries. Early on, NDE-Aids, as it was originally called, developed a reputation of being a company that could develop inspection solutions for almost any type of part. This, along with its unique position as a commercial lab that maintained a wide variety of inspection and testing capabilities, provided a spring board for success.


The company began in 1973 and in 1981 it moved into its current facility in Benbrook. In 1985, Don and Shirley and their sons became sole owners of the business with Don overseeing the operations, Shirley running the office, and their sons, Don Jr. and Ray, working in production and quality. In 2012, corresponding with the growth of the facility, the name of the company was changed to NDE Labs to better reflect its identity. More History...

// Our Philosophy

We are a service company existing to meet the needs of our customers by delivering accurate quality results in a timely manner.

// Our Facility

NDE Labs has been at our current facility in southwest Fort Worth since 1981. In June of 2012 we completed a facelift to our current building and added an additional 6,000 s.f. building at the back of our property to provide needed expansion.

NDE Labs

Main Lab

Main shop

New shop

Ultrasonic and Eddy Current Lab

Metallurgical Lab

Met Lab

Tensile Room

Mechanical Test Lab

Microscopy Lab


// Our Team

The measure of any company is the quality of the employees. One of the unique things about our company is that many of our employees have been with us for decades. Our whole team strives to know our customers and know each of their unique requirements. Having continuity of employees is vital to that end and it helps us serve you better.

NDE Labs Team

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Don G. Cosgrove, Sr.

Founder and President

Don started his career in metallurgy and nondestructive testing over fifty years ago. He formed NDE Aids in 1973 with three other men and took over sole ownership in 1985. Don graduated from Millikin University (1962) and is a former regional director for ASNT. He was named an ASNT Fellow in 1975 for unusual distinction in the advancement of nondestructive testing and holds five Level III certifications in ET, MT, PT, RT, UT

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Ray Cosgrove

Ray J. Cosgrove

General Manager

Ray graduated from Texas A&M University in 1985 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in materials. Ray joined NDE Labs as the Quality Manager upon graduation. He is a current board member of the ASNT North Texas Section and he holds Level III certifications in PT and UT. Ray became the General Manager in 2014.

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Don Cosgrove, Jr.

Don Cosgrove, Jr.

Lab Manager

Don joined NDE Labs in 1975 and is currently the NDT Laboratory Manager. He studied nondestructive testing at Tarrant College and he holds Level II certifications in MT, PT, RT, and UT.

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