The Acoustocam I500 addresses one of most difficult challenges in industrial inspection of materials: internal damage detection.
Today‚â€™s newer aircraft are built out of lightweight composite materials. However, one concern about composites is that internal defects cannot be seen from the exterior of the aircraft skin. With this new device, internal damage can be quickly detected and quantified by any mechanic or inspector before failure occurs. It can immediately detect a variety of internal flaws such as impact damage, voids, delaminations, disbonds, corrosion, and internal cracks. The device, a camcorder for ultrasound, generates real time video of internal flaws. The inspection is completely noninvasive.
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