Materials and Composites

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Solar—Concentrator
The key reliability issue is the proper transfer of the excess solar thermal energy, requiring a consistent bond between the solar cell and the heat sink.

Materials and Composites

  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
    • Molded
    • Bonded
  • X-ray Targets
  • Adhesives
    • Bond Integrity
  • Metals
    • Weld & Diffusion Bonding
    • Cintered Metal Powders

Invisible defects such as surface cracks, voids, delaminations and internal porosity flaws can ruin the performance of a component. Sonoscan's Acoustic Micro Imaging (AMI) techniques detect these material-weakening flaws better than any other inspection method. Sonoscan systems nondestructively inspect materials layer by layer, delivering accurate and comprehensive analysis for product development, failure analysis and process control insights.

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Ceramic disc

Optical and acoustic images showing internal voids.

Graphic epoxy

The large red area is a delamination between layers. The small red areas are voids at various depths.

Composites

  • Fiberglass
  • Polymers
  • Graphite
  • Metal Matrix
  • Hybrid
  • Other

Optimal composite material mechanical strength and function are crucial for ensuring performance and safety. Sonoscan's Acoustic Micro Imaging (AMI) techniques allow for nondestructive scanning of composite materials layer by layer. Sonoscan delivers the most accurate results for failure analysis, product development and strength, durability and reliability testing.

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Composite

Optical and acoustic images showing internal delaminations between layers.

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic

Optical and acoustic images showing defects.