07 October 2007
07 October 2007
Olympus NDT has introduced the Olympus BondMaster 1000e+ composite inspection instrument, designed to detect internal defects or delaminations in composite structures used for aerospace, marine, automotive, or manufacturing applications.
Olympus says that the major benefit of this latest generation of bond testing equipment is its strong data processing capabilities resulting in a more than ten-fold increase in inspection speed over earlier models. The BondMaster 1000e+ is a multimode instrument offering sonic pitch-catch, mechanical impedance analysis (MIA), and resonance technologies. It includes options for color and monochrome LCD or electroluminescent (EL) display. Packaged in a rugged and durable 1000 Series case, the BondMaster 1000e+ is field-ready for the most demanding applications.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
Dura Composites has expanded its Dura Deck range to include Dura Deck Resist, a co-extruded decking board with an innovative 360 degree outer angle which protects its core from the elements, as well as a new and improved Dura Deck Eco.
The combination of MSP’s NC-Checker and NC-PerfectPart software with Renishaw’s leading probing technology, is delivering significant cost and time savings for Quickstep Technologies’ composite manufacturing processes.