IOS supplies customers innovative technology and commercial products for the automotive market.
Applying our laser ultrasonics technology to the automotive industry, IOS has developed an innovative system for real-time inspection of the adhesive bonds between automotive body panels. IOS research has demonstrated the feasibility of single-side inspection for mapping the adhesive, measuring adhesive thickness, and measuring bond strength by applying laser ultrasound to inspect adhesive bonds in real time during automotive body manufacture and assembly. Laser ultrasound can also be used to inspect the laser welds that are finding increased application throughout the manufacturing process.
Recognizing the demand and potential for hydrogen sensing, IOS also develops sensors and instrumentation for hydrogen gas detection in the automotive, aerospace, and power generation industries.