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Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements.


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Comparison of shear-loaded compression test fixtures

Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.
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Cutting time for composites design allowables CompositesWorld

New approach by Dr. Stephen Tsai and Daniel Melo promises to reduce the required number of tests from 1,000 to mere dozens, providing results in days vs. months and at much lower cost.

Ultrasound phased array wheel probe inspects composites CompositesWorld

New NDT tools offers immersion-like results with higher speed.

Extending robotic NDT to aerospace certification CompositesWorld

Automating current manual testing promises increased speed, reduced cost, earlier damage detection and more detailed analysis of damage growth.

Compact tension fracture toughness testing CompositesWorld

Dr. Donald A. Adams, president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah) discusses compact tension fracture toughness testing.

Workshop calls for more productive NDT integrated into global manufacturing processes CompositesWorld

The June 12, 2014 workshop, featuring a Plenary Forum led by Airbus and Boeing, discussed the key challenge of adapting NDT to the demands of current production levels.

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