A new research and development project is underway for Inspection Technologies Ltd [ITL] and Laser Optical Engineering Ltd [LOE] to develop a novel system to detect surface cracks. The Surface Crack and Universal Total Inspection and NDT Surface Examination project name [short name SCRUTINISE] commenced in November 2015. This Eurostars funded project also includes a third partner, RPR Technologies AS, who are based in Norway. The 2 year project brings together expertise in measurement, electrostatic and RF fabrication techniques [ITL], laser imaging and non destruction testing systems [LOE],  and NDT technology in the surface treatment industry [RPR].