Our CT and X-Ray inspection services keep up with the pace of innovation by providing easy access to complex imaging technologies for the aerospace industry
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 a large diversity of industrial CT scanning and Radiogarphic Testing system in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system. Our versatile capabilities and adaptable inspection process can accommodate a range of requirements for aerospace manufacturers. These include nondestructive testing of aerospace parts of a variety of sizes, complex shapes, and materials such as; aluminum, titanium, Inconel, carbon fiber, and ceramic composites. We also provide internal inspection and validation of must run components such as castings, injectors, pumps, blades, sensors, and 3D printed / additive manufactured parts.
Four 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.