Flaw detectors are machines that use sound waves to detect internal flaws without destroying the sample. Flaw detectors can reveal cracks, holes, delaminations, and corrosion in various samples, such as:
- Structural metals
- Composite materials
Applications for Flaw Detectors
Flaw detectors are used in quality control in various settings, including:
- Materials testing laboratories
- Plastics and ceramics industry, and more.
By aiming sound waves at a material and measuring how the waves are distorted, flaw detectors are able to find irregularities in many materials.