Trade fair  /  April 25, 2023  -  April 27, 2023

JEC World International Composites Event

More than 33,000 professionals, 1200 companies from 112 countries – JEC world 2022 confirmed once more its leading position as international gathering for composites.

At JEC World 2023 Fraunhofer IKTS presents systems for non-destructive testing and monitoring of CFRP at the joint booth of the Saxony Economic Development Corporation.


Booth D79, Hall 5


Non-destructive testing of NCF in full production width

Testing multiaxial high-performance carbon fiber fabrics (NCF) in full production width is still a challenge, as common optical test systems just monitor the surface of the material. If you want to look inside the material to inspect hidden layers, new approaches are needed. For this purpose, researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS developed a multi-channel eddy-current system. The modular sensor line system fully tests CF textiles up to 2.5 m machine width inline.


Pressure vessel monitoring by acoustic methods

The integrity of pressure tanks made of fibre-reinforced composites (CFRP) can be disturbed by refuelling and removal, but also in the case of damage. Permanent monitoring detects any damage immediately and thus minimizes the operating risk. With this monitoring system developed at Fraunhofer IKTS structural changes or damages are detected, localized, classified and visually displayed permanently or periodically during an inspection.