In just a few short years Industrial CT Scanning has become an integral part in NDT and how the inspection of parts should be facilitated. CT technology has seen massive improvements in system and software analysis capabilities; which allows for increased accuracy when dealing with scan datasets.
How it works?
Industrial CT scanning works by taking several hundred to several thousands of 2D x-ray images covering 360 degrees. Once the scan is completed the 2D x-ray images are reconstructed in 3D giving you the opportunity to see the external and internal features of the part, inspect for defects, and capture exact geometrical measurements for comparison and metrology purposes.
Reduce Pre-production Inspection Costs with Industrial CT Scanning
When it comes to pre-production inspection, the difficulty in inspecting for internal failures on component parts has proven to be a timely and costly issue. "Even if you do find the problem by cutting through sections of the part, you've spent weeks trying to locate it, validate the problem, and then begin the process of correcting it. This delay could take up even more valuable resources, inevitably slowing down the time to reach production. What you want is a successful scan, inspection, and analysis of your part to make a qualified decision within a shorter time frame and get to production faster. Where traditional inspection methods could take up to weeks, an Industrial CT scan can be completed in a matter of hours giving you instant and accurate results. This allows you to receive a value added (time and cost saving) solution because it reduces the number of defects and it upgrades standards in quality control, allowing you the manufacturer to go to production with a superior product." - Jesse Garant, President, JG&A Metrology Center
Looking at the various types of analysis available, a Void Analysis allows you to locate porosity/inclusions within the part and provides detailed information about these defects. Porosity/Inclusions are color-coded in all 2D and 3D views of the data set. Detailed information about each individual defect such as its volume, projected size and position are provided. A Void/Inclusion Analysis is the only NDT method able to capture such porosity levels in 3D. With proper scan calibration most composites can be scanned quickly and accurately to determine the locations and sizes of the defects. It is also possible to restrict such an analysis to relevant areas or to perform the analysis using different parameters in different areas of a part. In addition, recent analysis advancements in software capabilities give you the opportunity to measure a percentage of porosity based on any given specific cross section.
Highly complex GD&T projects are time consuming and difficult to measure. Turning to Industrial CT Scanning for your GD&T projects is a viable inspection solution for drastically reducing costs because you are obtaining a complete and accurate 3D model of the part. Parts are scanned in a free-state environment, this allows for both external and internal components to be validated quickly and accurately without destructive testing. Once the scan is completed the GD&T program is written around the scan data set and referenced to the part print. From there, the GD&T program is instantaneously applied to future scans of the same or mirrored part.
Inspection costs involving GD&T can be drastically reduced because you are obtaining a complete and accurate 3D model of the part and allowing the analysis software to align the dataset to the CAD model and compare it against the same written measurement plan every time. There are no external measuring forces to distort the attributes of the part or fixturing required, thus not allowing for inaccurate measurements which could inevitably cost you.
The accuracy and efficiency in turnaround times demonstrates that Industrial CT Scanning will continue to become a required tool for inspection over the next few years as industry leaders are identifying both the value in inspection standards and the cost savings it offers.
About JG&A Metrology Center
JG&A Metrology Center provides 3D non-destructive inspection services, which allows companies to increase their competitive edge by quickly solving internal and difficult to analyze project problems.
JG&A Metrology Center is setting a new standard by offering Industrial CT Scanning inspection services for qualifying preproduction parts quickly and accurately while reducing inspection costs. This is achieved by their company using the leading Industrial CT Scanning technology, expert analytical support, and in house scan data calibration to ensure accuracy. JG&A Metrology Center works with a number of companies and operates 24-7 to ensure all customers projects are inspected in a time frame acceptable to industry requirements.
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