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NDT for the Automotive sector2019-02-28T09:06:26+00:00

NDT for the Automotive sector

Within the automotive sector, NDT inspection techniques are widely used for the inspection of safety-critical components, such as drive shafts, steering components, engine and chassis components. With the continuous need for improvements to vehicle safety, coupled with changes in materials technology, there is an ongoing demand for high-quality, innovative NDT solutions.

We provide a broad range of products to the automotive sector, and we have particular expertise with with applications which require some automation or integration into a process line. Our Tiede range of equipment and accessories has been especially favoured by the industry for many years.

Use our products to find flaws and defects in:

  • Brakes
  • Drive shafts
  • Steering components
  • Connecting rods
  • Wheels
  • Engine mounts
  • Pistons
  • Cylinder blocks

We recommend our product AUTOGLO® AL-4B, a biodegradable, fluorescent, water-based penetrant specifically designed for use in the automotive industry. It has excellent water washability and is easy to remove from rough non-ferrous cast parts and complex shapes.

Case Studies – Automotive Sector

Using ZYGLO® ZL-60C to inspect automotive suspension systems

Our UK customer specialises in automotive component validation; they carry out integrity checks on automotive suspension systems at various points in the component’s life, with the aim of assessing their durability during real use. Their checks involve a full strip down of the suspension system from the test rig, [...]

Implementing a higher sensitivity NDT inspection process

Our UK-based customer specialises in engine manufacture and refurbishment. They carry out liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection on high-performance engine components, including engine blocks, heads, pistons, rods, valves, crankshafts, camshafts and fly wheels. Due to the complexity of their product range, they needed a higher sensitivity penetrant than what [...]

The practical benefits of using a developer

Our customer is a manufacturer of heat exchangers for the automotive sector. They wished to inspect aluminium plate used for radiator assemblies; specifically, to detect tiny holes - caused by corrosion - that were penetrating through the aluminium plate. Our penetrants are widely used for the detection of surface-breaking defects. [...]

Using AUTOGLO® AL-4B to inspect heat exchanger plates

Our customer is an independent UK-based company that carries out inspection of heat exchanger plates for cracks and holes that penetrate the plates. They were using an oil-based fluorescent penetrant to carry out their inspections, but a water-based penetrant would be better practise, given that they carry out a high [...]