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The Ultran Group will present its draft ASTM standard for method of measurement for prepreg level of impregnation.

As part of its Phase I SBIR award from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, The Ultran Group has balloted a draft standard method for measuring the level of impregnation in prepreg composite material by using its non-contact ultrasonic (NCU) products. At the spring meeting for the ASTM D30 subcommittee (for composite materials), The Ultran Group will presents its process for determining the draft method as well as the method itself. This is a significant step towards setting an ASTM standard through the balloting process.

The presentation will be held in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah at 2:30 pm Mountain Time on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Below is link to the conference schedule, which includes Ultran’s presentation held during the constituent materials (D30.03) session.


We are presenting our most recent findings on using ultrasound to measure key composite material properties at JEC 2015.

The presentation will showcase recent findings from our ongoing effort for the U.S. Air Force as part of a Phase I SBIR award. We will show that the use of our U710 inspection system and world-leading transducers have enabled reliable and consistent testing at an accuracy of approximately 0.5% for measurement of prepreg level of impregnation. We will also discuss our collaborative effort with ASTM to set an industry standard for impregnation level measurement in prepreg material.

Kashyap Patel, Chief Operating Officer of The Ultran Group, will be presenting Tuesday, March 10, at 2:25 p.m., at the Damage Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing Conference of JEC.

Conference Program Information:

U710 launches at CAMX 2014

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We will be at ASNT Conference in Charleston, Oct 27-30

Join us at our booth at American Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) Conference in Charleston, Oct 27-30.

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We will also be presenting a technical paper on Application for Advanced non-Contact Ultrasound for Composite Material Qualification, Tuesday October 28th at 1 pm.

Ultran at CAMX 2014

We will be at CAMX 2014 showcasing our latest quality inspection system (U710). U710 is Ultran’s next generation, turnkey inspection solution equipped with its industry leading patented transducers, powerful and propriety software suite, and robust hardware. Optimized for use in non-contact (air-coupled), immersion, and direct/delayed contact conditions, the U710 operates in either dual or single (pulse-echo) transducer modes. The U710 is an upgrade from our current M510x system with faster processing and higher sensitivity than any other non-contact quality inspection system in the industry. Its lightweight design allows its use in a wide variety of applications, including those needed for fieldwork. We will be having live demonstrations of the U710 and encourage customers to bring in samples to assess our inspection system real time.

Ultran Presents use of Non-Contact Ultrasound (NCU) for Inspection of Continuous Manufacturing

Significant advancements in non-contact ultrasound have created the opportunity to employ NCU as a method for continuous analysis  of materials and finished goods during  manufacturing processes.  The Ultran Group presented upon the applicability and method for employing NCU for this purpose to the NDT forum of the ICS program at JEC Europe 2013 in Paris.

Ultran NCU Presentation to JEC Europe 2013 (NDT Forum)

Non-Contact Ultrasonic Analysis for Lithium Ion Battery Inspection – August 2012

The Ultran Group has demonstrated the ability to detect significant information regarding the internal characteristics of prismatic lithium ion battery cells.  Information detected includes gas void defects, electrolyte distribution non-uniformity, and possibly point defects within anode and cathode layers.

Ultran Non-Contact Ultrasonic Evaluation of Prismatic Lithium Ion Battery Cells