NDT Systems Inc.(Huntington Beach, California), a manufacturer of advanced ultrasonic testing equipment for the nondestructive testing marketplace, is featuring several products at CAMX. Bondhub allows for rapid imaging of the structural integrity of a bond line. The Raptor flaw detector provides the capabilities of area scanning with C-scan displays in an easy-to-use and portable package. Curlin Air offers high-penetration, air-coupled, through-transmission, ultrasonic inspection of highly attenuated composite materials. Common application of NDT Systems' technology includes:
- Evaluation of structural integrity of adhesively bonded structures, such as multi-layer laminates, GFRP/CFRP, honeycomb-to-foam core and metal-to-metal bonding
- Characterization of delaminations, disbonds, wrinkles, kissing bonds, voids, crushed core, skin-to-core flaws and far-side defects
- Detection of barely visible impact damage (BVID).
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