Aerospace


Bearing Ring Testing

©KD Zone without defects, Sound path approx 120 mm   Zone with 0.5 mm FBH (depth 0.5 mm) on flat back wall Indication of 0.5 mm FBH near curved back […]


PMMA inspection

This video shows an electronic scanning of a PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate also called acrylic glass) plate using the flaw detector GEKKO, a 5 Mhz probe by Imasonic and the Bras […]


Composites inspection

COMPOSITE INSPECTION USING A 3-AXIS ENCODED SCANNER   GEKKO is the only portable unit compatible with 3-axis scanners making it possible to use with mouse type scanner for very fast […]


Aircraft component inspection

Effect of the aperture on the SNR Let’s look at the detection of a fatigue crack (roughly a triangular shape 2-mm side) initiated at the borehole of a titanium beta […]


Fastener-hole inspection in pitch-catch mode

Fastener-hole inspection in pitch-catch mode In the aerospace industry, detecting the cracks that sometimes develop around fastener holes is a major issue for aircraft maintenance and life extension. Parts undergoing […]


Fastener-hole inspection in pulse-echo mode

Fastener-hole inspection in pulse-echo mode The goal of the work was to use simulation in order to determine the resolution capabilities of a “daisy” probe used for the inspection of […]


Stiffener inspection using a linear phased array

Stiffener inspection using a linear phased array Crack detection in T-section stiffeners is a recurrent problem for aircraft manufacturers. In most cases, access to the stiffener is not easy and […]


Thick-plate inspection

Thick-plate inspection The inspection of thick plates of large dimensions is a productivity challenge. While satisfying high-resolution requirements for defect detection and sizing (AA class, aerospace grade), the inspection speed […]