Industrial CT scanning services are a relatively new way of helping the manufacturing industry increase quality control. Using x-ray technology, CT scanning is ideal for non-destructive testing and inspection in order to locate and measure volumetric detail in three dimensions.
Industrial CT scanning can access internal data equally on metallic and nonmetallic specimens, solid and fibrous materials, and smooth and irregularly surfaced objects.
CT stands for Computed Tomography and takes multiple readings from various angles and converts them into grey scale images and voxel-based 3D point clouds. After the CT scanner generates the point cloud, a CAD-to-Part color coded comparison map can be created. From there the part can be reverse engineered, compared to specs, and or analyzed for defects.
How companies are using industrial CT scanning services and applications
Computed tomography is necessary when a user is looking to evaluate, analyze or test the internal and/or external features of a component without destroying the object. Industrial CT scanning services can be used throughout the manufacturing process. Applications include:
- 3D Metrology
- Assembly Verification
- Advanced Material Analysis
- Failure Analysis
- Food Products Inspection
- Density Analysis
- Electronic Component Inspection
- Internal and External Measurements
- Medical and Pharmaceutical Device Inspection
- Metal Castings Inspection
- Museum Artifact Digitization
- Plastic Welding/Bonding Quality Verification
- Product Contamination
- Product Quality Compliance
- Research and Development (R&D)
- Reverse Engineering
- Weld Quality Analysis
Read more about how Diverse Dimensions brought industrial CT scanning to West Michigan in this MiBiz article. We’ve also been featured in Metrology News – read about that article on our industrial CT scanner here.