Aerospace

Aerospace

USL has been supplying ultrasonic systems to the aerospace industry since 1988. In fact one of the first applications of non-contact, contour following ultrasonic inspection in Europe was a system supplied to Rolls-Royce in 1989. Shortly after that we supplied our first 10 axis though transmission squirter system – both shown here. Since then we have manufactured over 150 systems for aerospace applications. Our customer list includes some of the world’s major manufacturers, such as:

  • Rolls-Royce plc (UK and Singapore)
  • BAE Systems
  • Airbus
  • GKN Aerospace (UK, USA and Sweden)
  • Bombardier
  • Fokker Aerospace, The Netherlands
  • Sonaca, Belgium
  • CTRM, Malaysia
  • Hafei Aviation, China
  • Hindustan Aeronautics (India)
  • GE Aviation (UK and USA)
  • Terma (Denmark)

Examples of some applications are:

  • Immersion tanks for inspection of aerospace quality aluminium and titanium alloy plate.
  • Large squirter and immersion systems for inspection of complex composite parts for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and other aircraft manufacturers.
  • Flat bed squirter systems for rapid inspection of multiple composite panels.
  • Immersion tanks for inspection of fan blades and similar parts fabricated by SPFDB (superplastic forming and diffusion bonding).
  • Special purpose machines for fabricated assemblies, such as electron beam welded auxiliary power generators and composite drive shafts.
  • Immersion systems for forgings in titanium, nickel and aluminium alloys.

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