Composite Inspection Benefits and Challenges Using Ultrasonic NDT Solutions

Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is widely used by engineers to inspect a range of composite materials including aluminium laminates and carbon fiber-based composites.


This technology enables the generation of comprehensive inspection maps and volumetric integrity reports, offering interpretation ease comparable to traditional X-ray imaging. While significant advancements have been made to enhance the efficiency, resolution, and performance of UT, there remain specific challenges when inspecting composite structures. These challenges encompass considerations such as part dimensions and geometry, the demand for increased productivity, variations in acquisition conditions, and the requirement for complete coverage of large surfaces.