Cracks for aerospace industry
The constant need to improve existing and to create new NDT-methods poses challenges to the Aerospace industry. Samples with true natural cracks can be used to test and develop new inspection techniques and confirm the performance of existing ones.
Trueflaw cracks are grown with a natural thermal fatigue process and therefore have the same characteristics as service-induced cracks. We can control the length, depth and location of the cracks.
Cracks can be produced on real components. Purpose made or even scrapped samples can be used. The crack growth process is automated and we can work on several samples in parallel. This allows highly efficient manufacturing, and we even can produce the large sets of cracks required for POD evaluation.