Automating NDT inspection
Nondestructive Testing (NDT) will play a major role in the design and maintenance of the next generation of composites-intensive aircraft.
Automated NDT are generally used to perform quality control, root-cause failure analysis or components design optimization, particularly with regards to composite materials in next-generation aircraft. NDT is needed for validating critical and complex components; this requires automated NDT systems with advanced inspection features. These NDT systems are required to perform tridimensional components testing, to input the component’s CAD drawing to produce both reliable and repeatable testing results. These requirements for a reliable NDT of complex composite components has driven the development of an automated NDT solution using high-precision ultrasonic scanners and advanced software tools, for full 3D contour following capabilities.
This article was published in The Aerospace Testing International Showcase 2016 issue [read more…]