Thermography (active, passive, Lock-In)
Thermography is a non-contact method, which allows an inspection of large surfaces for e.g., flaws in a short space of time. The SKZ attends to active thermography, preferably for non-destructive testing (NDT) as well as with passive thermography for process measurement technology.
Local differences in heat conductance and heat capacity, which can be ascribed to flaws or production problems, can be characterized regarding form, size and location. This method is particularly suitable for the detection of planar flaws, such as delaminations in thermoplastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.
The SKZ intensely attends to system application and advancement especially for the plastics-processing industry as part of research projects and industry enquiries.