Greene Tweed’s Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Lab recently completed a Nadcap accreditation audit for NDT Testing Facility Digital Radiography of composite materials, utilizing a Digital Detector Array (DDA).
Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace engineering, defense, and related industries. This Nadcap accreditation, coupled with the investment in equipment and capability, enables Greene Tweed to perform in-house DDA NDT of production composite hardware for commercial aircraft. To achieve this standard, Greene Tweed’s Quality Department completed a rigorous and comprehensive audit against the stringent requirements of Nadcap accreditation.
Greene Tweed has developed and implemented a complex-shape composite component NDT capability, known as Xyscan®, for complex-shape composite components that have proven to be impossible or impractical to evaluate using traditional NDT methods, such as ultrasonic. Xyscan® is capable of providing both 2D and 3D imaging to support detailed process validation, damage tolerance requirements, geometrical measurements, and production defect detection.
Greene Tweed produces a variety of Xycomp® DLF® complex-shape components based on high-performance carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic materials, offering weight reduction, parts consolidation, corrosion resistance, and other benefits of metal replacement. Xycomp® DLF® components are currently in service across numerous major commercial aircraft models.