Aerospace NDT Solutions

NDT Solutions for Aerospace Inspections

Effective nondestructive testing (NDT) is a necessity for aircraft owners, operators and manufacturers. Aircraft inspections are normally required by law under both civilian and military regulations. The reason why is simple: to protect pilots, crew, passengers, and bystanders from malfunctioning aircraft.

Many aerospace components must be tested to ensure flight safety and regulatory compliance. This can result in a large volume of tests for companies to complete on a regular basis in order to maintain current compliance. To efficiently accomplish high-volume testing—and the recordkeeping it entails—aerospace companies rely on fast, powerful, and easy-to-use modern NDT equipment.

High Technology Sources Limited has been a leading manufacturer of ultrasonic and eddy current NDT equipment for decades, which are two of the most commonly used methods in aerospace NDT. Our state-of-the-art equipment can effectively complete simple or complex inspections, ensuring safety compliance while providing peace of mind.

Aerospace NDT Resources and Application Notes

To give you some examples of how our products are used to inspect aircraft components, here are several relevant resources:
  • Composite Material Inspection
  • Countersink Fastener Inspection
  • F-15 Longeron Inspection
  • Piper Aircraft Bolt Hole Inspection
  • Surface and Subsurface Cracking Inspection (webinar)
  • Improving Aerospace Flaw Detection (webinar)
  • Friction Stir Weld Inspection (article)
  • Flaw Detection Capabilities in Aerospace (white paper)

Product Recommendations for Common Aerospace NDT Applications

To help you find the right equipment for your application, we’ve listed below some of the most common aerospace NDT inspections our equipment have successfully accomplished. If you need a solution for a testing application not listed below, contact our team of experts, and we’ll help you find the equipment you need.

Application

NDT Technology

Product Recommendation(s)

Metal Components

Crack Detection Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

Direct Conductivity Measurement Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Conductivity or Permeability Changes of Ferrous or Nonferrous Materials – Alloy Sorting Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Conductive Coating Thickness Measurement Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Nonconductive Coating Thickness Measurement Eddy Current InSite Instrument

Rivet Boundary Wear Inspection Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Plate Thickness Measurement Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

InSite Instrument

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Delamination Detection of Coating Ultrasound TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Metal Airframe and Fuselage

Fastener Row Inspection Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

FlexTrack Scanner

Skin Lap Joints Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

FlexTrack Scanner

Butt Joints Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

FlexTrack Scanner

Multilayer Structures

Corrosion Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Skin Cracks Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

Fastener Cracks Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

Lap-Joint Edges Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

Bolt Hole

Fastener in Place – Surface Probe Crack Detection (External) Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Fastener Removed – Rotating Scan Crack Detection (Internal) Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

ZM-5 Rotating Scanner

Wheels and Landing Gear Legs

Bead Seat Early Crack Detection Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Crack Detection Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Void Detection in Cast Eddy Current MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Engine / Engine Attachment / Pylon

Crack Detection in Turbine Blade Eddy Current& Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

QuartZ Scalable Instrument

Void Detection in Turbine Core Eddy Current & Ultrasound MIZ-21C – Affordable and advanced handheld

Surf-X Flexible Array Probes

TOPAZ Family of Instruments

QuartZ Scalable Instrument

Composite

Delamination Detection Ultrasound TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Fiber Density Variations Ultrasonic OPAZ Family of Instruments

Zircon Rugged Instrument

QuartZ Scalable Instrument

Volumetric Assessment of Stress and Damage Conditions Ultrasonic TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Porosity Assessment Ultrasonic TOPAZ Family of Instruments

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QuartZ Scalable Instrument

Void and Foreign Material Detection Ultrasonic TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Honeycomb

Adhesive Bond Quality Ultrasonic TOPAZ Family of Instruments

NDT Sweeper Scanner

NDT PaintBrush Scanner

Regardless of the application, supplying NDT analysts with the best testing equipment on the market ensures the highest level of inspection accuracy and efficiency, as well as safe transportation and successful operations for years to come.

Need help finding the right equipment? Contact us today!