X-Ray and CT Scanning for Composites Analysis

Use of composite materials is becoming more commonplace in todays manufacturing environment as manufactures are looking at stronger and lighter weight alternatives to traditional metallic components.

Composite materials are subject to a number of manufacturing and in service defects that Digital X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography can help identify. Typical defects in composite materials are disbonds, voids, inclusions, core crushing, cracking, fiber wrinkling and fiber misalignment to name a few. In addition to simple visualization of the composite structure, advanced software analysis can be applied to analyze fiber orientation with quantifiable results.

  • Common uses: product quality, metrology, first-article inspection, wall-thickness, fiber orientation
  • Common products: aircraft components, automotive components, medical devices