Jarrault has 30 years of experience serving in various senior executive roles for global companies in the aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial gas turbine, non-residential construction and industrial markets.
With continuous advances in optical inspection technology yielding 3D scanners that are today capable of stunning speed and accuracy, a growing number of companies are including this technology in their first article inspection (FAI) procedures.
As far as origin stories go, the technology behind helium leak detection is more glamorous than most. That is, when compared to the bubble test, a method many will remember experimenting with during childhood after a popped bicycle tire.
Nowhere is the need for material integrity more obvious than in medical devices that are implanted into human beings. A failed device inside an aircraft or power plant may, under some circumstances, cause a problem.
Ductile iron is an iron-carbon casting material whose matrix includes carbon in the form of nodular graphite particles. Rounded graphite nodules in the ductile iron matrix offer greater resistance to stress concentration when compared to graphite flakes (as in gray cast iron) and, therefore, inhibit the creation of cracks.
Since its venture into 3D-printing, Ghent University has expanded into supporting new materials and manufacturing research in a variety of industries, including fatigue testing of 3D printed titanium. Its latest efforts include projects on both polymers and metals.