Hexagon Digital Wave, a Hexagon Composites testing business, has signed a contract with a US based Type 3 composite cylinder manufacturer to supply ultrasonic examination (UE) equipment for cylinders intended for the aerospace industry.

The UE equipment will enable the testing of the interior metallic liners for structural integrity and manufacturing flaws before completing a composite overwrap, the company said.

The UE machine will be delivered in the second quarter of 2021.

‘We feel privileged to deliver our first aerospace UE installation and have our equipment chosen for such a technically advanced industry,’ says Keith Fountain, UE international sales manager. ‘The non-destructive testing attributes play a vital role in the design to ensure operational flight safety.’

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