The following methods are available for non-destructive testing:
- Computer tomography (225 kV and 450 kV radiation source)
- Constructions for mechanical testing during computer tomography
- Water and air-coupled ultrasound measurement
- Thermography (Lockin and thermal imaging)
- Terahertz technology
With the non-destructive testing, nearly all monolithic materials (ceramics, plastics, metals) and composite materials can be analyzed. Fraunhofer-Center HTL has extensive experience in testing and evaluating serial parts for industrial customers. In addition to non-destructive testing, detailed structural studies of materials in the different stages of production can be carried out by e.g. examining polished sections by optical and electron microscopy. If required, we adapt the non-destructive testing methods or the algorithms for data evaluation to customer-specific requirements (see Material Testing). The non-destructive testing methods can also be combined with strength tests to quantify the effects of component defects (see Mechanical Testing).