Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites for flaws and failure potential in critical applications supporting an array of complex composite materials.
Non-destructive testing of composites is essential, as some composites, such as short fibre-reinforced materials (either in a thermoset or thermoplastic matrix) and continuous fibre-reinforced materials are prone to flaws in manufacturing due to deeply involved matrix systems.
As manufacturers continue to improve the performance of composite materials and reduce cycle times to meet aerospace and automotive requirements, it is imperative that non-destructive ultrasonic techniques are used to reliably scan for failure and consistency of complex composite materials.
Our non-destructive testing services include flaw detection and monitoring such as delamination and occurrence of voids. We also provide examination of induced failures that are application-specific. For composite panels up to 13mm thickness we provide A-scan, B-scan, C-scan and Time of Flight Diffraction scans.
Scans provided by NDT are particularly useful for understanding two aspects of composites:
Intertek offers a singular, ‘one-stop’ solution to qualify composites materials for automotive, aerospace and other applications via effective NDT methods. These are in place to ensure that our clients are helped to improve manufacturing processes and qualify materials.
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