Laser Bond Inspection Systems

Laser Bond Inspection Systems from LSP Technologies

By: LSP Technologies  03/01/2016
Keywords: Aerospace, Nondestructive Testing, LASER SYSTEM

LBI technology provides a measureable and effective NDI method to repeatedly validate the safety and integrity of adhesive bonds. LBI consists of a pulse laser coupled to an inspection head by an articulated arm. The inspection head contains an EMAT sensor that allows real time sensing of substandard bonds by obtaining the signature of the stress wave at the front surface of the material. when a bond is not acceptable, the LBI System will identify a defective condition. As composites become more prevalent in the aerospace and wind energy industreis, these materials present many technical challenges that need to be addresses. LBI validates that adhesively bonded materials are correctly bonded together using a bond's response to laser generated stress waves to detect structurally substandard bonds. LBI is a nondestructive evaluation method that detects weak and kissing bonds. With the new inspection head, LBI has the ability to inspect complicated primary structural joints like Pi Joints.

Keywords: Adhesive Bonds, Aerospace, composite-to-composite, composite-to-metal, kissing bonds, Laser Bond Inspection, LASER SYSTEM, LBI Systems, Nondestructive Testing, Pi Joints, weak adhesive bond,

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