NDT Solutions
NDT Solutions
NDT Solutions
Advanced inspection technologies and solutions
Industry 4.0 inspection technologies
Industry 4.0 inspection technologies
Advanced inspection technologies and solutions

Tecnitest Ingenieros is a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) engineering company, with more than twenty years of experience, focused in the development and deployment of NDT systems and Innovative ideas and products in the industry 4.0.

Engineering research and development (R&D)
Research, Innovation and Industry 4.0
Research, Innovation and Industry 4.0
Engineering research and development (R&D)

Tecnitest has been awarded the seal Innovative SME by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This seal is a recognition to companies that have demonstrated their character and innovative spirit and ability over the years.

Distribución de equipos, probetas y accesorios END
Venta de equipos, probetas y accesorios de END
Distribución y servicios de END en España
Venta de equipos, probetas y accesorios de END

Tecnitest Ingenieros le proporciona una gama completa de equipos, probetas, servicios de calibración, consumibles, cables y accesorios para sus necesidades de inspección en todas las técnicas de ensayos no destructivos (END)

Advanced inspection technologies and solutions
Applying state of art artificial intelligence models to NDT solutions. Innovation in predictive maintenance and industry 4.0
Engineering research and development (R&D)
TECNITEST is a global leader in developing industry leading non-destructive testing inspection solutions for decades
Distribución de equipos, probetas y accesorios END
Gama completa de equipos, probetas, servicios de calibración, consumibles, cables y repuestos en ensayos no destructivos (END)
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Tecnitest has been awarded the seal Innovative SME by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This seal is a recognition to companies that have demonstrated their character and innovative spirit and ability in recent years.
On 2019 May 31st, the international cooperation R&D project called ROBUST (robotic ultrasonic spot weld testing system), a joint effort by TECNITEST INGENIEROS and TOFAŞ TÜRK OTOMOBİL FABRİKASI A.Ş., has been awarded the EUREKA Label.
aiva

Tecnitest ingenieros Introduce a revolutionary ultrasound inspection method.

AIVA
is an advanced tool designed to optimize inspections in industrial applications.
AIVA combines artificial intelligence and the latest technologies to improve accuracy and efficiency in the detection of defects and anomalies in components and structures.

Patent applied for.
15 Congreso Nacional de END. Valladolid del 19 al 21 de junio
TECNITEST INGENIEROS ha participado en el 15 Congreso Nacional de END, realizado en Valladolid del 19 al 21 de junio
19-21, junio – 2024

Tecnitest Ingenieros participo con un stand propio, en el congreso nacional de END en Valladolid, mostrando las últimas tecnologías en accesorios y equipos de inspección, así como con demostraciones in situ de la aplicación de nuestros modelos de IA (inteligencia artificial) a los END, mediante el uso de robots colaborativos.

Igualmente, continuando con nuestro compromiso con la investigación, el desarrollo y la innovación (I+D+i), durante el congreso se presentaron las siguientes ponencias:

  • Sistema de inspección por ultrasonidos basado en robótica industrial, inteligencia artificial y visión artificial, para el control de calidad de puntos de soldadura.
  • Diseño y desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización en el proceso de fabricación de CFRP.
  • AIVA NDT: Detección de defectos en tiempo real mediante la aplicación de modelos de inteligencia artificial a las inspecciones por ultrasonidos.
immersion tank sabancı university imc
Tecnitest Ingenieros has successfully delivery an advanced immersion tank to the Sabancı University IMC – Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center.
1 – junio – 2024
The advanced system offers a versatile range of capabilities, including Pulse-Echo, Through-Transmission, Double Through-Transmission, and Phased Array inspections. Additionally, it facilitates complex scanings using a Gimbal and Turning Table, all managed through an intuitive software interface.

This adaptability makes it ideal for industrial NDT research and training applications.
Sabancı University IMC now benefits from this cutting-edge technology for their inspection requirements.

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“As one of the participants of the training, I can say that the training was very effective.”
Proyecto EcoMap
TECNITEST INGENIEROS participa en el desarrollo del proyecto “Evolución del cocurado en materiales Preimpregnados – EcoMAP”,
12 – Abril 2024
El proyecto EcoMaP se centra en lograr el salto tecnológico cualitativo, mediante la investigación de una tecnología de fabricación disruptiva, que permita hacer frente a los retos que plantea la producción en materiales compuestos (fibra de carbono) de aeroestructuras complejas e integradas para aeronaves comerciales de muy alta cadencia de manera que se viabilice su diseño y fabricación.

La tecnología disruptiva sustituirá al ineficiente sistema actual usado en los autoclaves de calentamiento eléctrico del ambiente interior de las mismas y transporte de calor a las piezas por convección forzada, aprovechando la energía que es necesario extraer (para lograr el enfriamiento de las piezas) para el calentamiento del ciclo siguiente.

Con ello, se pretende una reducción sustancial de los lead-times de fabricación de los componentes en fibra de carbono de las principales aeroestructuras de un avión de pasillo único y corto alcance, un ahorro energético radical en la fabricación de estos componentes de materiales compuestos, una disminución de los costes no-recurrentes necesarios para la industrialización de los procesos productivos, una optimización de la calidad de las piezas curadas, una optimización de los ciclos de curado y una mejora de la geometría final de las piezas curadas el proyecto.

Este proyecto ha sido subvencionado por el CDTI, con el apoyo del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, con número de expediente PTAP-20221003 a través de la convocatoria para el año 2022 del procedimiento de concesión de ayudas destinadas a Iniciativas Estratégicas Sectoriales de Innovación Empresarial (“Programa Tecnológico Aeronáutico”), en el marco del Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia (financiado por fondos Next Generation EU, entre ellos el Mecanismo de Recuperación y Resiliencia) y del Programa Estatal para la Catalizar la Innovación y el Liderazgo Empresarial del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2021-2023.

ECNDT
13th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
LISBON – PORTUGAL, 3 – 7 JULY 2023

Tecnitest booth #37 Hall 2. Visit our SpotWeld Demo

An inspection system, based on the ultrasonic propagation, is described.
The main challenges faced are presented, such as the location of the spot weld, using artificial vision, the definition and positioning of the probes until a reliable signal, and the final analysis through a development based on artificial intelligence.
The system that has been presented was developed by Tecnitest, and validated with real samples in a production plant in which all types of defects were analysed.
The first results showed an in-line detection capacity of 85%. When it was only needed to discriminate between OK/not OK, the probability of detection was close to 100%.
ECNDT
13th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
LISBON – PORTUGAL, 3 – 7 JULY 2023

Tecnitest booth #37 Hall 2. Visit our SpotWeld Demo

Tecnitest presents a synchronism system that has been designed to facilitate the generation of ultrasonic images of pieces with complex geometry using industrial robots.
Automatic ultrasonic inspection of complex parts remains one of the most difficult challenges according to the specific and increasingly exigent demands of the markets. The closed configuration of these complex robotic arms makes it difficult to maintain adequate synchronism between the movement of the robot and the acquisition of the data, making it difficult to generate ultrasonic images consistent with the geometry of the part. This is a fundamental problem in the inspection of aerospace components where high quality is necessary to assess the condition of the inspected component.
3D Robotic UT scanning
Synchronism system for generating ultrasonic images of complex geometry pieces using industrial robots
From 3 to -7 of July 2023

ECNDT 2023 conference

This paper presents a synchronism system that has been designed to facilitate the generation of ultrasonic images of pieces with complex geometry using industrial robots. Modern robotic manipulators and, more specifically, industrial robotic arms integrated with server computers, sensors and actuators have revolutionized the way automated non-destructive testing is performed.
Currently there are commercial industrial robots that have the precision, speed and repetitiveness in their movements that make them suitable for use in numerous non-destructive testing inspections whose designs are carried out by small and medium sized specialized companies. Automatic ultrasonic inspection of complex parts remains one of the most difficult challenges according to the specific and increasingly exigent demands of the markets.
The closed configuration of these complex robotic arms makes it difficult to maintain adequate synchronism between the movement of the robot and the acquisition of the data, making it difficult to generate ultrasonic images consistent with the geometry of the part. This is a fundamental problem in the inspection of aerospace components where high quality is necessary to assess the condition of the inspected component.
In this paper, we present an autonomous independent external system that provides control signals to synchronize the ultrasound system with the robot trajectories without needing to access its position in real time. A methodology to obtain the timing pattern for a given part inspected with a given robotic system will also be presented here.
Automatic system for spot weld inspection.
Ultrasonic Spot Weld inspection system based on Industrial Robotic, Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Vision
From 3 to -7 of July 2023

ECNDT 2023 conference

Nowadays, spot welding is still one of the most frequently used techniques for bonding metal plates, for example, in an automotive chassis between 3000 and 4000 spot welds can be found. Using this technique is possible to obtain at a low cost, easily automated and versatile welds with high quality and speed of operation but, the inspection and quality control process needs to be improved so that it is possible to reach automatic systems that allow maximizing the speed of inspection and guarantee, in turn, the repeatability and accuracy of the results, eliminating deviations introduced by
the operator. In this paper an inspection system, based on the ultrasonic propagation, is described.
The main challenges faced are presented, such as the location of the spot weld, using artificial vision, the definition and positioning of the probes until a reliable signal, and the final analysis through a development based on artificial intelligence.
The results achieved in real parts, have shown that this robotic system, has a better defect detection capacity than the systems currently on the market, and is applicable to the inspection on assembly lines, optimizing not only the inspection times but also improving the results and therefore the quality of the process.
tecnitest technology and innovation
Generation of High-Quality Ultrasonic Images of Complex Geometry Pieces Using Industrial Robots
1 March 2023

Abstract:

Industrial robotic arms integrated with server computers, sensors and actuators have revolutionized the way automated non-destructive testing is performed in the aeronautical sector. Currently, there are commercial, industrial robots that have the precision, speed and repetitiveness in their movements that make them suitable for use in numerous non-destructive testing inspections. Automatic ultrasonic inspection of complex geometry parts remains one of the most difficult challenges in the market.
The closed configuration, i.e., restricted access to internal motion parameters, of these robotic arms makes it difficult for an adequate synchronism between the movement of the robot and the acquisition of the data.
This is a severe problem in the inspection of aerospace components, where high-quality images are necessary to assess the condition of the inspected component. In this paper, we applied a methodology recently patented for the generation of high-quality ultrasonic images of complex geometry pieces using industrial robots.
The methodology is based on the calculation of a synchronism map after a calibration experiment and to introduce this corrected map in an autonomous, independent external system developed by the authors to obtain precise ultrasonic images. Therefore, it has been shown that it is possible to establish the synchronization of any industrial robot with any ultrasonic imaging generation system to generate high-quality ultrasonic images.
visual inspection
Visual Inspection NDT
25th November 2022

A.I. ROBOTIC SYSTEM

TECNITEST INGENIEROS participates in the development of the project CUVICO- PANEL OF CONICAL SECTION OF FUSELAGE WITH CURED FRAMES, BEAMS AND STRINGS whose objective is to achieve a qualitative technological leap that enables the manufacture of complex and integrated fuselage structures in composite materials (carbon fiber) for very high-speed commercial aircraft, so that an optimized and multidisciplinary design of structures can be carried out that can form part of a new ultra-efficient advanced fuselage, contributing to the development of zero-emission aircraft. This project has been subsidized by the CDTI, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, with file number PTAP-20211001 through the call for the year 2021 of the procedure for granting aid for Strategic Sectoral Initiatives for Business Innovation ( “Aeronautical Technological Program“), within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (financed by Next Generation EU funds, including the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism) and the State Business Leadership Program in R+D+i, of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020
cuvico
Immersion Tank CERN
UT IMMERSION TANK
27th February 2021
Tecnitest Ingenieros S.L. has successfully completed the development and installation of an automatic ultrasonic (UT) part inspection system for the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) service at CERN’s Group for Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

The system has been tailored to the customer’s needs to allow quality verification of construction elements used by CERN, with state-of-the-art materials, and with a range of varied sizes and geometries.

Mr. Arnau, Project leader at CERN for the procurement and installation of the system delivered by Tecnitest Ingenieros S.L. commented:

I would undoubtedly highlight the capacity of Tecnitest Ingenieros S.L. to capture all the requirements that we have asked for and their acceptance to modify the development according to the suggestions that we made, which has resulted in a very flexible and functionally very complete system, which allows us to tackle the work of manufacturing new parts, with new advanced materials, ensuring the quality of the results.”

Proyectos en España:
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Testing shearogtafia in a Tecnitest lab setting
Testing  Shearography in a Tecnitest lab setting
AIRBUS
26 Mayo 2020
Tecnitest Ingenieros SL ha completado con éxito el proyecto de integración de la solución de Shearografía de LTI– Laser Technology Inc. en Airbus Defence and Space, división Spacecraft Production Spain. Con la incorporación de la Shearografía, el sistema de inspección automática completo ha quedado actualizado para inspeccionar diferentes partes, construidas con distintos materiales, con las técnicas de inspección de END (Ensayos No Destructivos) por ultrasonidos (UT) con acoplamiento seco y con acoplamiento por aire, y la que acaba de ser aceptada de Shearografía.
Publications:
NDT ROBOTIC SYSTEM
SHOWCASE 2020
On 1ST Octobre 2019 Tecnitest Ingenieros Robotic Ultrasonic Testing review.
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