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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
The New Rapidscan 3D System - Seeing is Believing.Sonatest Ltd44, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The evolving Rapidscan Series from Sonatest NDTS now introduces the new and unique Rapidscan 3D which has the capability to scan structures quickly and accurately in 3-Dimensions using a co-ordinated measuring arm. The speed and ease of use of this system has revolutionized traditional NDT scanning methods; removing the need for both expensive immersion baths and tooling and also reducing the time taken to locate and identify defects and anomalies.
The Rapidscan software wizard allows the operator to quickly choose a specific part from a library stored on the instrument. These parts are supplied from a mixture of images based on specific 3D CAD models and parts generated from pre-defined stock objects. The wizard then presents compatible inspection tools for different regions of the test part. The library can be developed for many specific testing applications and environments, providing a selection of different measuring solutions.
Applications are wide and varied; performance within the Aerospace, Automotive, Marine and Composite Manufacturing environments have proved to be very successful, with focus on composite inspection, delamination detection, bond inspection and thickness mapping amongst other areas.
HALF A CENTURY OF PIONEERING ULTRASONICS 1958-2008
2008 is a golden year of celebration for Sonatest Ltd. This year marks the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, commemorating five decades of pride, commitment and innovative design within the growing industry of Non-Destructive Testing. www.sonatest.com
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