SOLID DYE PENETRANT FOR CRACK DETECTION
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-29
The current technique of ascertaining microcracks in packages comprises of penetrating dye into the pack- age. The dye is typically fluorescent under UV light. The package is decapped, typically by grinding, mechanic- ally removing or milling off the top or bottom half of the package. The dye traces identify the extent and location of the cracks.