JR Technology has provided DolphiCam CF08 and CF16 ultrasound cameras to composite engineering departments in the University of Bristol and two other UK universities.

The DolphiCam is designed for NDT inspection of carbon fibre reinforced plastics up to 16 mm thick.  It uses transducer technology with signalling electronics to create high-resolution 2D/3D images of the area under inspection.

It enables the status of the material to be quickly verified, helping research, manufacturing and service personnel to perform effective QA and to develop an effective repair strategy.

The universities are using the DolphiCam to inspect test panels and samples for various projects.  Offering an alternative to full immersion C-scan, it gives comparable results very quickly.

This story is reprinted from material from JR Technology, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.