Trade fair  /  November 05, 2023  -  November 08, 2023


The 14th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace focuses on DX (Digital Transformation) based NDT and Reliability Engineering. Topics of interest include NDT Methods, NDT Systems, NDT Implications, Material Characterization, Component Inspection, Numerical Simulation, Data Management, Reliability Engineering, Standard & Certification, Structural Health Monitoring, and Prognostics and Health Management.

The Fraunhofer IKTS presents a robot for the non-destructive testing of CFRP plates in the accompanying exhibition.

Non-destructive quality assurance for CFRP

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and non-crimp fabrics can be tested quickly and close to the process with eddy current-based methods. The EddyCus® systems developed by Fraunhofer IKTS are suitable for non-destructive testing along the entire process chain, from carbon fiber raw material to the manufacture of complete assemblies made of CFRP.

The presented EddyCus® MPECS flex can be placed on free-form components such as aircraft structures and enables 2D scanning on 2.5D curved surfaces. This device makes it possible for the first time to inspect a CFRP structure in situ to detect delamination caused by bird strikes, for example. Furthermore, it can help to improve repair processes by detecting the presence of defects after repair milling and before filling the defective area with new CFRP repair patches.