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Sandia Labs Course Helps Aircraft Inspectors Detect Composite Material Damage

As manufacturers build more wings, fuselages and other major commercial aircraft parts out of solid-laminate composite materials, Sandia National Laboratories has shown that aircraft inspectors need training to better detect damage in these structures. So the Airworthiness Assurance Center — operated by Sandia for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the past 26 years —


X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanning for Defense Applications

X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) scanning has been in use for decades, and it remains a key component in non-destructive testing (NDT). XCT allows a user to create a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a scanned object…