Composite Inspection Project

18th April 2022

SubTera recently conducted a feasibility project in conjunction with the UKs National Composites Centre (NCC).

The objective of the project was to explore the potential of using real time passive sub-terahertz imaging to detect manufacturing defects within glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP).

Working closely with the NCC’s NDT team, led by Rob Rose, SubTera’s sub-terahertz sensor technology detected a variety of defects, including impact damage, delaminations, and inclusions.

Speaking about the work, Rob Rose said:

“It’s always exciting to work UK technology SMEs with a view to helping them prove concepts that broaden the potential applications of their technologies to different materials and industrial sectors. We look forward to hearing how our work with SubTera has impacted their penetration of these new markets in the months to come.”

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