Anton du Plessis, associate Professor: Additive Manufacturing, X-ray tomography Biomimicry 10 comments.
In other cases insurance claims might be submitted after a crash even when no crack is visible crack on the surface.
Some cracks might not be visible on the surface and carbon might lead to unsafe use of a crashed bike.Thanks carbon to, jooste Coetzee - - for the idea - please contact him for more info on the biking side.Example 2: No visible cracks but too much crack flex indicating possible subsurface damage - can we see the damage?The greyscale CT slice carbon images from two sides show the ability to detect such cracks and visualize it under surface.As mentioned, it looks like a chip, I wouldn't worry carbon bike about it except to just bike keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't worsen.Since I'm assuming you don't have an oven large enough for a bike frame, the next option is the mix it yourself option. In addition to damage assessment, guitar the tests also showed a few other potential data applications of the technique - particularly quality assessment vectra of the manufactured bike itself.
The question / proof of detection capability, is to image this crack by recovery CT replacement and see what it looks like.
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3) Over wrap with carbon fiber and resin, vaccuum bag and wait for it to cure.As the pictures show the work preformed by the Calfee staff is exceptional!The CT images show clearly various cracks are present.The non-drive chainstay was gouged badly.The frame was damaged in a freak accident.This happens a lot in Stellenbosch due to the awesome mountains all around.Published on January 21, 2019January 21, Likes 10 Comments.How much does it cost?4) Hope dots it works, and doesn't crack/creak at the joint.1) Cut out the damaged portion (2cm).Calfee Design for repair.Dealing with carbon fiber requires a moderate amount of specialized equipment.The answer is clearly yes, limited to a field of view of 200 mm and limited to physical mounting issues in the machine.Only one section was scanned so guitar further damage might also be visible.