Voids and pores in compound materials deteriorate the integrity of these materials. Radiography and CT analysis offer a fast and reliable analysis of these goods and their functionality. In addition, a CT analysis produces information about the distribution of the fiber and their orientation, which gives details about the material properties and process reliability. Furthermore, the CT data can be extracted to files accessible to simulation software. With these files, one can carry out finite element calculation of the mechanical or thermodynamic properties of your parts. This will help you during development and optimization of your processes.
The methods are applicable to various compound materials, e.g. glass and carbon fiber materials as well as sandwich materials and honeycombs.