Non-destructive Testing
and control solutions

Advanced Terahertz Photonics for Enhanced Productivity and Reliability


See the invisible

Teratonics offers innovative solutions for contactless non-destructive testing and imaging inside dielectric materials and on coated metallic surfaces. Our non-hazardous technology reveals invisible defects and can simultaneously control the dimensions.

At lightning speed?
At the speed of light!

The ground-breaking innovation in terms of speed and stability allows exploiting the unique potential of ultrashort pulses of terahertz frequencies in industrial environments, also on large scale and moving objects.

A quantum leap
for in-line control and inspection

Based on the patented technology and our profound know how on its application, we offer:
  ► Instruments for product and process control as well as for inspection with automated evaluation
  ► Laboratory services for industrial R&D, fatigue tests, maintenance, end of life studies

Use cases

Defect Detection in Composites


Control of Glued Components


Contactless Control of Coatings


Control of Assemblies...and much more!

Terahertz Technology

Selected technical and scientific publications on the innovation and application examples, authored by Teratonics's founding team

▸ Bonding Control by Single-Shot Terahertz Pulses

      JEC Composites Magazine, 127, 144-146, March-April 2019

Rapid Control of Machined Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics by Single Shot Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy.

      Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IEEE Xplore) DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2015.7327395 (2015)

Ultrafast Pulsed Terahertz Sensing for the Contact-free Control of Composites and Adhesive Assemblies.

      7th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, Bremen, Allemagne (16-18 novembre 2015)

▸ Ultraschnelle Werkstoffprüfung mit Terahertz Pulsen: Ein neues Tool für die kontaktfreie Kontrolle und industrielle Bildgebung

      Fortschritte in der Werkstoffprüfung für Forschung und Praxis 33, 235 – 240 (2015)

Ultrafast Pulsed Terahertz Sensing for Process Monitoring and Industrial Imaging.

      11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, (2014)

▸ Pulsed THz Imaging for Non-Destructive Testing of Adhesive Bonds.

      Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IEEE) DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956127 (2014)

Ultrafast THz Sensing for Inline Monitoring and Real Time Observation of Transient Phenomena.

      Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IEEE) DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956204 (2014)

“On-the-fly” monitoring with a single shot THz time domain spectrometer

      Special Edition on THz Sensing, IEEE Sensors Journal 13, 44 - 49 (2013)


April 25 2019


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March 20 2019
Seed capital from Socomore Ventures

Teratonics pushes ahead in the real-time NDT market with support from Socomore Ventures. To read the press release click here.

March 12-14 2019
JEC World


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February 14 2019


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December 6 2018
Forum innovation CETIM


We'll be present at this workshop with more than 40 start-ups. Its purpose is to strengthen the links between the mechanical industry and the start-ups with innovative technologies. We hope to see you during our talk at 13h30: "Technologie térahertz impulsionnelle monocoup pour l’inspection et le Contrôle Non Destructif (CND) en ligne dans l’industrie du futur". If you want to plan a meeting, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page.

November 20-21 2018
Foammelt - MuCell®

Engel, Schwertberg (Austria)

As a Trexel partner, Teratonics will be present in this two day seminar dedicated to foamed plastics co-organised by Trexel and Engel. Our CEO Uli Schmidhammer is going to give an invited talk entitled "Inline Kontrolle von geschäumten Spritzgussbauteilen" on Nov.21st at 10h30. Please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page if you wish to plan a meeting.

November 7 2018


Following our award in the Paris event (July 11th), we're happy to be back with DT4G for another exciting event. Please contact us via the form at the bottom of our web site if you wish to plan a meeting.

October 23-24 2018


We are going to deliver two talks: "Technologie terahertz monocoup pour l'inspection et le Contrôle Non Destructif (CND) en ligne dans l'industrie du futur" (Oct. 23 at 12.00, room#3) and "Vers la détection de contrefaçons par contrôle THz impulsionnel ultrarapide : imagerie couplée à la caractérisation de matériaux" (Oct. 23 at 15.45, room #2). You are most welcome to visit our booth, H3. You can also contact us via the form at the bottom of this page if you wish to plan a meeting.

October 18 2018
Distribution agreement

Trexel and Teratonics announce exclusive distribution agreement for Teratonics’s STRIPP Control IM solution for injection molded plastics. To read the press release click here.

October 16-19 2018


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October 17-18 2018
Automotive Connection

Versailles - Palais des Congrès

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July 11 2018
#DeepTech4Good winner!

Paris - Hôtel de ville

Teratonics won the pitching contest in the "Industry 4.0" category for start-ups selected across Europe. #DeepTech4Good is a european programme for scaling up high potential deep tech start-ups. [Read More]

May 23 2018
Teratonics selected by Paris-Saclay Spring

Centrale-Supelec Campus

Teratonics is one of the 5 "smart manufacturing" pitch contest finalists!
Support us and visit our booth at the Innovation village !

April 24-27 2018
Control Messe


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Mardi 11 avril 2018
Atelier : Contrôle santé matériaux et structures & gestion de l’information

Arts et Métiers ParisTech - Campus de Paris

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March 19-20 2018
Schäumen : Technologien, trends, und neuheiten

Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid

Teratonics's CEO Uli Schmidhammer will give an invited talk entitled "Qualititäts- und Prozess-Kontrolle von TSG am Bauteil"

March 6-8 2018
JEC World 2018


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Tuesday, 28th November 2017
Polymer Foam 2017

Cologne, Germany

The singular performance of Teratonics’s technology for the rapid and precise analysis of foamed polymer components has been demonstrated. In this context, we are going to present at Cologne: “Towards inline quality control of foamed parts using ultrafast pulsed terahertz testing”

29./30. November 2017
Kunststoffanalytik Hands-on Veranstaltung für QS und Reklamationsmanagement

Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid

Come to discuss about our analytic services and control solutions on polymer parts and their assemblies

Jeudi 19 Octobre 2017 à 18h
Welcome Session Opticsvalley

Opticsvalley - 35 boulevard Nicolas Samson - 91120 Palaiseau

En tant que nouveau membre d'Opticsvalley, Teratonics sera présent pour vous rencontrer !

June 23, 2017 at 9 AM

International Paris Air Show

Paris - Le Bourget

8 juin 2017 à 8h
Café Rencontre de l’Adezac

L’ADEZAC, association pour le développement des entreprises du pôle Courtaboeuf-Saclay au Laboratoire de Chimie Physique

Bâtiment 349, Avenue Jean Perrin 91400 Orsay

Sur le thème : Développements instrumentaux et méthodologiques au LCP
Venez nous rencontrer !

Teratonics’s solution selected after comparative tests

Teratonics has been selected by an industrial consortium to set up a control procedure for 100 percent online inspection of particularly light and high performance plastic components. Our technology is the only one retained in the last project step, it was chosen out of different non-destructive testing methods such as ultrasound approaches, acousto-optics and other THz approaches via test measurements.

04 mai 2017
Come to see us!

Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes

Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie de la ville de Paris
6 rue Jean Calvin, 75005 Paris

Contrôle Non-Destructif par impulsions Terahertz : De la recherche scientifique à la création de la start-up Teratonics
Congrès « Instrumenter et Innover en Chimie Physique pour Préparer l'Avenir »,

31 Janvier 2017 

INSA Rouen

Automotive Connection 2017

Contrôle santé matière & procédés industriels :
outils innovants Terahertz pour les nouveaux besoins de fabrication automobile congrès « Procédés et assemblages »


#DeepTech4Good winner

Category « Industry 4.0 »

Paris - 11th July 2018

DeepTech4Good is an Acceleration Programme, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startups accelerate their development and scale up at European level.

Lauréat du concours d’entreprises innovantes 2014 

Catégorie « émergence »

organisé par le Ministère de la Recherche et BPI France

Single Shot THz Sensing for Rapid Industrial Product and Process Control

Prix d'instrumentation en Chimie-Physique 2013

Société Chimique de France

Spectroscopie THz dans le Domaine Temporel par Détection Monocoup Ultrarapide

Prix de la Valorisation 2012

Université Paris-Sud

Spectrométrie Terahertz monocoup pour le contrôle non-destructif dans le milieu industriel

Contact Us

TeraTonics S.A.S.
15 avenue Jean Perrin,
bâtiment 350,
91400 Orsay - France
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