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The Gerim non-destructive testing platform in Gif-sur-Yvette (near the CEA Tech Paris-Saclay campus) boasts a staff of 80 people dedicated to developing new testing processes and methods, sensors, instrumentation, and processing algorithms to identify defects on various kinds of manufactured parts.
Gerim offers some of the most cutting-edge equipment and software available in the field of NDT and draws on know-how in contactless inspection, adaptive ultrasonic imaging, and robotics to come up with advanced methods for inspecting areas of parts that would be inaccessible using traditional methods.
The platform is home to a robotized multiresolution X-ray tomography unit that can be used to inspect very large parts with complex geometries. The platform is used for PhD research and other R&D projects. Its industrial partners come from a diverse range of industries—nuclear, petrochemical, aeronautics, rail—and include Areva, Dassault, EADS, EDF, Extende, SNECMA, and Technip. The platform’s CIVA NDT simulator, developed by CEA Tech institute List, is used by more than 250 companies in 41 countries.
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Processes, methods, sensors, instrumentation, and algorithms for NDT
Robotized X-ray tomography unit, laser ultrasonic unit, EMAT and CMUT ultrasonic sensors, electromagnetic sensors, multi element ultrasonic instrumentation
Around 10 industrial partners
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