Ultran used non-contact ultrasound to inspect Nomex and aluminum honeycomb cores of various thicknesses and cell dimensions.

Ultran’s technology is capable of accurately inspecting very thick panels.  Non-contact ultrasound can detect core damage and delamination of the honeycomb core and skin.  Focused NCU is capable of very high resolution for detection of small defects.

C-Scan Images of Various Honeycomb Panel Compositions

Comparison of Unfocused (left) and Focused Analysis of Nomex Core Honeycomb Panels

Very High Resolution using Focused Ultrasound

Honeycomb Panel with Internal Structure