B-Tap Hammer

The B- Aluminium tap hammer is used to detect delamination (separation of plies) and dis-bonds from the core in advanced composite structures.

This tap Hammer is a must have, for Composite Repair Technicians, Composites certifying staff Composite engineers and Quality inspectors to perform a correct damage assessment in thin laminates and metal bonded parts!
It is fabricated to OEM standard drawings and sizes and anodized for a better protection of the material. The material used is Alum type EN_AW_ 6082-T6
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Coming soon; A tap-hammer lanyard with a B-tap-hammer plastic klick-in holder

Tap test inspection method:

  1. Scan increment should be no greater than one third the allowable damage limit size
  2. The difference in thickness can cause the tap sound to change
  3. On large parts draw lines on the surface to make sure the inspection area is fully examined
  4. Taps hammer testing is not reliable on face sheets with more than 3 plies but tap testing is allowed to determine the extent of lightning strike damage on any thickness composite structure
  5. The tapping action must be controlled so that the surface of the component is struck using a light but firm action
  6. In areas where there is no delamination or de-(dis)bonding, tapping the surface of the component will produce a clear sound
  7. In areas containing delamination or de-(dis)bonding, tapping of the component will produce a dull sound
  8. NDI inspectors and (certifying)Technicians performing tap testing are advised to do a hearing test.

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