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Feasibility and Consulting

The first major step taken in configuring an ARIS inspection system for a new measurement application is to collect all available information relating to the material to be examined. This includes:

    The material composition, production method, annealing, coating or any other treatment process

    The type and size of anomaly to be detected and reported

    Any governing specifications relative to final quality standards

Following our initial evaluation of the information provided we will advise if EMAR is best option for you. We can then work together to select one of our existing system designs or custom engineer an inspection solution to fit your needs.

In some cases, clients wish to see the ARIS system in action on their particular and specific material. We offer attractive and value included research & development and consulting plans for custom tailored transducers, system configurations, software and signal processing options. Detailed acoustic resonance spectroscopy feasibility studies are routinely carried out in our laboratory with results that far exceed original expectations.

We understand the need for privacy and the importance of safeguarding proprietary information and processes. We are happy to sign a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement before any sensitive information is communicated.

An Additional Note About Artificial Defects

We spend a lot of time talking to our clients about the difference between natural and artificial defects when used for inspection test standards. Artificial defects evolved as a way to calibrate the current types of NDT systems because they represent the best methods by which to generate an electromagnetic response from a defect of any given size. Artificial defects are often flat bottomed or flat sided features and this makes them ideal reflectors and/or concentrators of electrical signals. But these geometries are also problematic because they are rarely representative of the real defects that need to be detected during the course of on-line testing.

When configuring Resonic equipment for a new application, it is possible to work with manufactured defects but we much prefer to use samples with real defects when they are available. Doing so is good science and plays to the EARS strength of being responsive to natural defects.