Unparalleled access to parts, assemblies, and materials.

Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) scanning works much like a medical CT scan machine — it captures internal and external features of a component, assembly, or material in astonishing detail. In fact, it’s the only technology that lets you peer beneath the surface without destroying it, making it the leading method for non-destructive testing, 3D inspection, and analysis.

With just a quick industrial CT scan, we produce a 100% digital twin. Using this data, we can analyze every structural and dimensional aspect of a part or assembly from a single scan, perform metrology and material analyses, reverse engineer to CAD, and even perform FEA with as-built data.

Uses and Benefits of Industrial CT Scanning

No longer limited to measuring only exterior surfaces, industrial CT scanning offers the ability to capture interior features of parts and assemblies. It is the same technology that has been used for many years in medical imaging. Industrial CT scanning is typically used for:

 

  • Material analysis

  • Assembly verification

  • Failure analysis

  • Internal and external measurements

  • Non-destructive testing (a.k.a. NDT) and inspection

  • Product quality compliance and screening

  • Quality inspection of parts

Industrial CT Scanning Applications

We help you visualize your parts using three-dimensional reporting techniques to create high resolution images and videos. We use Volume Graphics and Polyworks for all of our industrial CT scanning visualization and analysis.

 

Part to CAD Comparison

Compare 3-dimensional scan data to a CAD model.

 

Part to Part Comparison

Check differences between cavities, suppliers and processes.

 

Porosity Analysis

Identify and quantify voids and inclusions in plastic, additive manufacturing (AM), and cast parts. Proactively mitigate quality and performance issues.

 

Wall Thickness Analysis

Measure thickness and material distributions across a part where consistent thickness ensures part conformity and performance. Can also be used to measure coating thickness in certain applications.

 

Welding/Bonding Quality Verification

Inspect and verify the quality and consistency of welds. Identify cracks, voids, and porosity.

 

Fiber Alignment Analysis

Check the location and orientation of fibers in composite materials.

 

Failure Analysis (FEA)

Identify inconsistencies that affect part, item, or assembly performance. Perform FEA on as-built data rather than CAD model.

 

Reverse Engineering

Create a CAD model from as-built data. Data available in STL, STEP or IGES formats. We can also create tetrahedral meshes for FEA simulation. Exportable in ABAQUS and PATRAN formats. Learn More.

Measurement of air volume inside manifold
Industries that Benefit from Industrial CT Scanning
  • 3D Printing (a.k.a. Additive Manufacturing)
    Porosity analysis, strut/lattice thickness, powder size, inclusion analysis, and process optimization.
  • Aerospace
    Fuel nozzles, turbine blades, Pitot Tubes, investment castings, and more.
  • Automotive
    Virtual testing, failure analysis, structural analysis, simulating reactions, and more.
  • Casting
    Porosity or inclusion analysis.
  • Composites
    Kevlar, carbon fiber, and fiberglass.
  • Electronics
    Evidence analysis, warranty claims, counterfeits, and similar.
  • Food
    Examining contents and packaging integrity.
  • Forensics/Legal Issues
    Evidence analysis, warranty claims, counterfeits, and similar.
  • Injection Molding
    Validating the precision of plastic injection molds and checking the structural integrity of molded parts.
  • Plastics
    Inspecting quality, wall-thickness, and porosity.
  • Sciences
    Paleontology (bones, skulls, fossils), geology and soil science, archeology, biology and other life sciences.
  • Medical/Dental
    Device and equipment manufacturing, implants, orthotics, and prosthetics. The later three can be compared to the original CAD program, plus a doctor’s scans, including MRIs, to improve accuracy, fit, and patient comfort.
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