Testing Services – Industrial R&D

“Terahertz can see some amazing things…but will it fit my company’s needs?”

You might have learnt that Terahertz waves can see through matter.

You might have heard that TiHive is featuring the invisible: using THz and AI to detect defects and to track the presence and use of raw materials.

You already have an industrial challenge related to defects and wastage that your existing monitoring system cannot detect… “but will TiHive’s solution work for me?”

TiHive has launched an R&D testing service that supports industrials that are searching for solutions of their quality or process challenges. The aim is to accelerate industrial know-how of various use-cases by studying the problem from a practical viewpoint. We leverage on our expertise in Terahertz imaging, AI, material sciences, and testing to study your use-cases and test your materials or products using our state of the art facilities in Grenoble France.

A Broad Range of Applications and Compatible Materials

ApplicationsMaterials
✓ Humidity & Moisture✓ Plastics & Polymers
✓ Thickness✓ Performance Fabrics
✓ Density✓ Leather
✓ Defects & Contaminants
-Down to 0.5mm
-Including metal!
✓ Ceramics & Natural Materials
✓ Authentication and sorting✓ Food & Organic Matter

“We created this service to give decision-makers seeking to prevent or resolve a manufacturing quality or waste issues a way to accelerate the discovery and implementation process for a Terahertz-AI quality monitoring solution, where other solutions fail to deliver the required impact. Any industry is a candidate, provided that testing is feasible”.

Marc Stoerr, Marketing & Business Director, TiHive
X-RayVisualOther THz Imagers
The famous see-through technology but
too dangerous, too slow, too expensive, too bulky and too powerful to see subtle variations
Cameras can see surface issues, but that’s it. The moisture, thickness, density of a material and the contaminants underneath its surface layer are undetectableSo many companies and laboratories work on Terahertz but they all use laser-based or expensive technologies (TDS, Spectroscopes, III-V) that all look like and are as slow as X-ray machines

Clear Offering, Transparent Process

TiHive provides a non-destructive see-through analytical scanning service, powered by TiHive’s state-of-the-art Terahertz technology and advanced AI algorithms. Finally, researchers and manufacturers can seize the power of Terahertz Machine Vision to unlock the hidden features in plastic, textile, and non-woven products with a fast, flexible, and goal-driven approach.

How it works – Express

  1. Book an exploration session by filling out the form above. A TiHive R&D expert will guide you – you’re in great hands!
  2. During meeting: we screen for compatibility and give you an overview of process, material requirements, time, and cost
  3. Your team sends the material sample(s) to be tested (as per specification) to our Grenoble Lab
  4. We test your samples using our state-of-the-art, proprietary imaging equipment and AI softare tools and prepare a report
  5. We share our findings with you and make a recommendation as to whether you should pursue a Terahertz imaging-related business case