Designed for complex composite structure inspection, the Surface-Adaptive Ultrasound (SAUL) technique enables the inspection of components with varying geometries (flat, concave, convex surfaces), using a unique configuration. SAUL is a development tool for experienced users aiming to design inspection procedures.
A lot of the composite structures encountered in the aerospace industry have complex and variable geometries. Traditional ultrasound NDT requires either specific probes, specific coupling tools for each reference and/or high-resolution surface profilometer tools, making the whole process difficult to automate. SAUL is a new technique implemented for industry by M2M, that adds adaptability to any given phased-array probe.