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