Using a new ultrasonic inspection technology, Lockheed-Martin is
reducing inspection time of composite aircraft parts by 90%. The new technology
is called LaserUT. It uses one laser for generating ultrasound while another
detects the resultant signal. The LaserUT rapidly scans aircraft parts without
having to precisely position the ultrasonic transducer in relation to part
surfaces. It used to take Lockheed Martin up to 24 hours to inspect a single
part, but the new system inspects the same part for flaws in less than two
hours. It inspects aircraft parts up to 54 x 27 x 21 feet. For more information,
call (817) 777-4973 or send faxes to (817) 763-4797.
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