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.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.