Within the aerospace industry there is a need for high performance and reliability of components. Finding the most effective ways to inspect those components is imperative hence the need for effective NDT inspection.

Aerospace X-Ray Solutions

Within the aerospace industry there is a need for high performance and complete reliability of components. Finding the most effective ways to inspect those components, therefore, is imperative, and this is where NDT inspection comes into play. Non-Destructive-testing using x-ray inspection is now becoming routine both during manufacturing and in the post-manufacturing phase for quality assurance purposes.

X-ray technologies offer the opportunity to inspect concealed and internal features of fabrications, castings and structures manufactured from virtually any type of material. Whether alloys, ceramics, steels, carbon fibre, synthetic rubber, plastics or glass reinforced plastic, x-ray inspection offers the ability to detect any potential problems at an early stage before such defects become critical. Most importantly, this technology is accurate and rapid, detecting measuring and analysing almost all hard to measure or concealed features so latent or actual problems can be pinpointed.

X-ray inspection plays a critical role in maintaining the safety, quality, and reliability of aerospace components and systems, contributing to the overall performance and airworthiness of aircraft.  Gulmay x-ray generators and sub-systems are used extensively by the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers in the following applications.

Composite Materials Inspection

Aircraft components increasingly use composite materials due to their lightweight and high strength properties. X-ray inspection allows for the detection of internal defects such as voids, delaminations, or fibre misalignments in composite structures, ensuring their integrity and performance.

Weld Inspection

Similar to the automotive industry, X-ray inspection is employed to evaluate the quality of welds in aerospace components like fuselage sections, engine mounts, and structural frames. It helps identify defects such as cracks, incomplete fusion, or porosity that could compromise the structural integrity of the aircraft.

Casting and Forging Inspection

X-ray inspection is used to examine cast and forged components in aircraft engines, landing gear, and structural parts. This process helps detect defects such as porosity, inclusions, or internal stresses, ensuring the reliability and durability of these critical components.

Bonding and Adhesive Inspection

Adhesive bonding is commonly used in aerospace applications for joining components and structures. X-ray inspection allows for the assessment of bond quality and integrity, ensuring that bonded joints meet the required strength and reliability standards.

Component and Assembly Verification

X-ray inspection is employed to verify the proper assembly and integration of complex aerospace systems, including engines, avionics, and hydraulic systems. It helps ensure that components are correctly positioned, aligned, and connected, minimising the risk of assembly errors or discrepancies.

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection

X-ray inspection is used to detect foreign object debris (FOD) such as metal fragments or tools inadvertently left inside aircraft components during manufacturing or maintenance processes. FOD detection helps prevent potential safety hazards and ensures the reliability of aerospace systems.

Gulmay is proud to produce the highest quality, highest performance and most durable x-ray generators that are the first choice of some of the biggest aerospace companies around the globe. With a diverse range of output powers and configurations, our uniquely flexible products ensure that there are generators to suit all types of aerospace x-ray inspection need. Designed to withstand even the most rigorous of NDT inspection applications, Gulmay’s products are robust, accurate and, above all, ensure repeatability for the most reliable results. It is for this reason that they are known throughout the world’s aerospace sector as a reputable choice.

X-ray Generators for Aerospace Applications

Non destructive testing x-ray generators

FC Series

FC generators are ideal for low powered NDT imaging of lightweight composite materials used in aerospace.

Non destructive testing x-ray generators

CF Series

CF generators are designed to work with HP series x-ray tubes and are the perfect choice for CT and digital imaging applications.

Non destructive testing x-ray generators

CP Series

CP generators continue to provide a reliable and dependable solution for a wide range of high powered NDT applications.

Non destructive testing x-ray generators

GX Series

GX generators offer the latest in high frequency x-ray generator design for high powered NDT applications.

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