Automotive – CT – XRAY – NDT Services

We’ve conducted countless part inspections for major automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, expediting their time to production with cost-effective and time saving testing

Jesse Garant Metrology Center is a nondestructive testing lab specializing in advanced imaging with industrial CT, digital x-ray, and 3D scanning. We continue to invest in innovative NDT technologies to keep up with the latest demands for automotive part testing, including inspection of advanced materials, lightweight structures, and complex production processes.

As the leading part inspection service company in North America, we’re equipped with the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system for rapid inspection of mid-size and large auto parts. We also offer a full suite of options for industrial x-ray testing and external 3D scanning. We provide a customized and repeatable inspection process for our clients, delivering accurate and unbiased data for all stages of automotive manufacturing.

Our diverse NDT systems can inspect auto parts made from a wide range of materials like high strength steel alloys, aluminum, composites, and plastics, as well as multi-material assemblies. We can accommodate parts with complex, irregular shapes as large as 44.5” in diameter by 63”in height, including: fuel injectors, air bags, hydroformed metal tubes, engine blocks, cylinder heads, castings, lighting, welded or brazed fittings, electrical components, air filters, seat components, and chassis sub-assemblies.

Five Ways to Improve Quality Control within the Automotive Industry:

Pre-production Inspection: 

Our precise industrial CT systems generate accurate metrology data during pre-production, validating part conformity with original designs to ensure quality. For satisfying PPAP requirements, we obtain highly accurate dimensional data for auto parts with complex external and internal geometries and provide validation of fit and function of multi-material assemblies. For external part dimensions, our 3D scanning services are also a viable option for PPAP inspection.

Production Inspection: 

We provide offline production inspection solutions that qualify automotive parts before they reach their final destination, ideal for performance racing and high value part applications. Production inspection with CT conducted at specific or random intervals can identify defects, verify dimensions, and validate production processes. First Article Inspection can also profile complex surfaces and find out of tolerance features in production parts.

Part Sorting: 

For quarantined, warranty, or recalled automotive parts, our high-speed x-ray testing services provide a traceable and repeatable inspection process that reduces uncertainty. We give manufacturers the confidence to move forward with their projects, isolating suspect parts and reintroducing good parts back into production. Industrial CT is another option for lower volume part sorting and lot inspection.

Failure Investigation: 

Industrial computed tomography is an indispensable tool for failure analysis of automotive parts and assemblies. As a non-contact, nondestructive testing method, CT reveals internal failures without destroying a part, preserving its original condition. Our CT services not only save costs, but expedite the entire inspection process by quickly providing data for failure analysis. We can also conduct P201 & P202 analyses to check for porosity using industrial CT.

Reverse Engineering: 

Our reverse engineering services capture precise data for dimensional and comparative analyses for even the most complex automotive parts. With industrial computed tomography and 3D scanning, we generate highly accurate dimensional data to aid with new design and relic automotive parts. We can also conduct Part to CAD and Part to Part comparisons to reveal dimensional deviations from CAD designs or master parts.

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 automotive 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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