Industrial CT Scanning: Highly detailed, non-destructive, 3D internal part inspection.
The Benefits of Using CT Scanning
CT Scanning uses X-ray technology to create highly detailed 3D imagery for evaluation, analysis and testing the internal and external characteristics of an object.
- Non-destructive inspection
- Identify dimensional issues
- High accurancy (+/-.010mm)
- Improve product quality and production efficiency
- Cost-effective with fast turn-around
- Single scan—multiple uses
Industrial CT Scanning Applications
Fiber Alignment Analysis—Check the location and orientation of glass fibers in glass reinforced plastic parts.
Wall and Coating Thickness Analysis—Measure thickness and material distributions across a part where consistent thickness ensures part conformity and performance.
Porosity Analysis—Internally inspect plastic and casted parts to identify potential quality and performance issues while also mitigating production problems.
Plastic Welding/Bonding Quality Verification—Inspect and verify the quality and consistency of sonic ultrasonic welded plastic parts. Identify voids and porosity.
Failure Analysis—Identify inconsistencies that effect part performance.
Part to CAD Comparison—An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and comparing it to a supplied CAD model.
Part to Part Comparison—An analysis performed by CT scanning two parts and comparing both CT datasets to each other.
Reverse Engineering—Accurately capture of small internal and external detail to reverse engineer or benchmark parts.
Using CT Scanning to Identify Product Warranty Issue
A furniture manufacturing client requested a product analysis to ascertain if cracking was due to paint or the MDF substrate. After scanning and analyzing the findings we discovered the issue was located in the MDF.