ADVANCED NDI SOLUTIONS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Vetorix Engineering uses an advanced and reliable 
Non Destructive Inspection (NDI) procedure for the localization and identification of the most common defects.


Our specific process has been developed by a team of experts (Level 3 Engineers) thanks to the partnership with some of the most prestigious OEM’s R&D Departments.

 

In order to increase the PoD factor, the best approach is a combined technique, and for the composite materials, is the PHASEOGRAPHY.
It is demonstrated that the PoD will be enhanced almost by 100%, moreover this combined technique allows to reduce the inspection time and related costs.

NDI Process

 

The starting point is the selection of the NDI methods. In order to define the most reliable NDI procedure, some parameters has to be defined. For example the amount of parts have to be inspected, the required sensitivity , shape and size of the structures, materials, final acceptance criteria and so on. Anyway a standard NDI process start with the NDI method’s selection, going through the specific technique or equipment. The following step is the first batch of inspection aimed to define the sensitivity of the NDI apparatus, the basic calibration, all the settings, the post-processing and interpretation of the results.

After that, a new NDI procedure will be issued as a resume of all the technical and operative details.

 

 

NDI Methods

 

The Basic service pack involves some inspection techniques based on different and reliable NDT Methods in order to ensure the best PoD (Probability of Detection), this means to localise and characterise a wide variety of discontinuities, suggesting the best way to understand and fix the common manufacturing problems.

Every NDI technique has some limits, so it is important to know the performance of each single technique via a PoD analysis.

For example, one of the main classifications of the NDI methods is: surface or volumetric. “Surface” are those methods that can not detect flaws on thicker section but only within the “near-surface layer”. Instead “volumetric” are the ones that can provide a good sensitivity in depth.

The most chosen NDI methods, among others, are: Ultrasonics Pulse Echo, Phased Array, Active/passive thermography, bond testers.

Organization and service supply

 

Vetorix Engineering in-house program

It is our strongest relationship program.

We ensure daily presence of our experts at the client's production site, providing NDI service to one or several departments (e.g. QC Dept., R&D Dept., Incoming material Dept.) with accurate analysis on end products or during production line phases. Our in-house program involves the use of inspection technical procedures (including "final acceptance criteria") preliminarily agreed with our client. This inspection process can be used also in on-site inspections, thus ensuring the same inspection quality anywhere in the world.

 

Flying Inspectors service

Our flying inspectors are certified technicians (Lev.2 or 3 ISO 9712 - ASNT) that can reach you anywhere, providing NDI services on composite materials’ structures.

 

NDI process is provided with more then one technique for a better testing reliability. Our NDI devices are fully portable enabling us to reach you just in time and anywhere, no matter where you are based.

 

NDI Equipments

Standard "Flying case":

- Low Frequency band tester - Ultrasonic P/E device
- Phased Array system - Transient Thermography

 

Service

- 24/7

- Hotline for emergency call

 

This service has already been chosen by automotive OEMs, Yachts and sailing boat shipyards, insurance companies

 

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WORLDWIDE NDI SERVICES

WITH OUR "FLYING INSPECTORS"

Based near Venice, Italy

Happy to reach you anywhere

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Vetorix Engineering S.r.l. Advanced Techniques in Non-Destructive Inspection

Via dell’Artigianato,12 - 30020 Marcon - VE - ITALY P. IVA 03706440272

P. +39 041 5951457 F. +39 041 59 59 861 info@vetorixndi.com