Thin Film Ultrasonics
A brand new sensor for Imaging, Inspection and Monitoring
Ultrasound sensors send pulses of Acoustic Energy (Sound) into an object and listen for the echoes returning from the object to form images. These sensors tend to be manufactured using piezocomposite, piezoceramic or single crystal materials.
Such conventional methods involve machining these solid materials to produce ultrasound sensors. The sensors have rigid faces with poor connection to curved surfaces, are temperature sensitive resulting in reduced acoustic performance at high temperatures, and deliver low quality images, limiting performance and potential. Furthermore, thin walls and small defects require high resolution sensors which are difficult to manufacture using reductive machining processes.
Novosound has utilised the latest Thin Film Deposition Technologies to solve all these problems with a unique printed ultrasound sensor that is truly flexible, high resolution and continues to operate in high temperature/extreme environments.
Novosound’s patented technology was developed at the Institute of Thin Films, Imaging and Sensors at the University of the West of Scotland.
The company performs end-to-end manufacturing of printed sensors and products at its facility near Glasgow in Scotland with its experienced team of PhD/EngD physicists and engineers.