Aerospace – CT – XRAY – NDT Services

Our NDT and metrology services keep up with the pace of innovation, providing access to complex technologies for aerospace inspection and testing

Jesse Garant Metrology Center is the trusted NDT lab aerospace companies turn to for accurate and repeatable inspection of their parts and assemblies. We understand that stringent quality standards are required for aerospace and space, especially as manufacturers incorporate advanced materials and new manufacturing processes like 3D printing.

We have the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system and a full suite of radiographic testing and 3D scanning systems. Our versatile capabilities and adaptable inspection process can accommodate a range of requirements for the industry. These include nondestructive testing of aerospace parts of a variety of sizes, complex shapes, and mixed-materials, including aluminum, titanium, Inconel, carbon fiber, and ceramic composites. We also provide internal inspection and validation of castings, pumps, blades, and 3D printed/additive manufactured parts made from ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Five Ways to Improve Quality Control within the Aerospace Industry:

Pre-production Inspection: 

For aerospace inspection, our industrial CT services provide nondestructive testing of preliminary components, assemblies, prototype models, and initial sampling variations. Before mass production begins, computed tomography can validate fit and function of complex assemblies and verify external and internal dimensions for AS9102 First Article Inspection (FAI) Form 3 metrology requirements.

Production Inspection: 

For high value, low volume parts for aerospace, our offline production inspection services are able to qualify the part itself to critical physical features. With diverse industrial CT systems, we provide vital data for qualifying parts before they reach their final destination. Advanced FAI services with high density CT data can identify out of tolerance features and profile complex surfaces for production parts.

Part Sorting: 

Our NDT services take the guesswork out of quarantined or recalled aerospace and space parts, ensuring a traceable and repeatable inspection process customized to client needs. With industrial CT, we provide definitive, accurate data for isolating suspect parts while reintroducing good parts back into production. Our industrial x-ray service is another viable option for inspection of larger part volumes.

Failure Investigation: 

Destructive testing may not always make sense for inspection of failed aerospace parts. With our CT inspection services, the original condition of failed parts is preserved, requiring only minimal fixturing, if necessary. Our CT systems can also identify and characterize internal defects like porosity, cracks, delamination, and inconsistent wall thickness that can cause failures. For nondestructive testing during MRO, CT data provides critical insights for corrective maintenance of parts without costly disassembly prior to inspection.

Reverse Engineering: 

Industrial computed tomography and 3D scanning are essential tools for benchmarking aerospace design and prototyping. Our imaging systems obtain highly detailed, accurate dimensional data for feedback from rapid iterations of part designs as well as for reverse engineering of relic or one of a kind parts. We also offer Part to CAD and Part to Part Comparisons using CT and 3D scanning that can also aid in the design process.

A Trusted Supplier for NDT & Metrology Based Part Inspection Services

Our industrial CT scanning, radiographic testing, and 3D scanning services are supported by experienced quality engineers that provide the results needed to fulfill strict inspection requirements found in the aerospace industry. By utilizing a diverse range of advanced imaging systems, we are able to provide nondestructive and metrology services that are not only rapid, but cost effective as well.

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