Ceramics – CT – XRAY – NDT Services

As a specialized nondestructive testing lab, Jesse Garant Metrology Center has conducted inspections of ceramics for a wide range of industries

Our advanced imaging systems are non-contact and can easily handle testing of ceramic materials and parts of a range of sizes, shapes, and densities. We provide quick validation of complex part dimensions and identification of internal defects common with ceramics, ensuring quality standards are met each time.

Ceramic is the resilient material of choice for manufacturers looking for strength, durability, and thermal conductivity. But the presence of defects like cracks, porosity, and contaminants can lead to the brittle fracture of ceramics during the cooling process. Inspection is therefore key for ensuring quality, particularly for technical applications in aerospace and defense.

Our NDT lab has the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system for inspection of larger ceramic parts up to 44.5” in diameter by 63” inches in height. We also offer radiographic testing services for high volume part sorting and 3D scanning for external imaging. Our inspection process is repeatable, traceable, and customized to meet client needs, providing accurate and unbiased data.

Ceramics Inspection with Advanced NDT

Internal Inspection of Ceramic Parts 

We provide detailed internal inspection data for failure analysis, identifying features like wall thickness and orientation and defects like cracks, porosity, and contaminants. We also conduct pre-production and production inspection to validate dimensions for First Article Inspection, perform lot inspection of quarantined or batch parts, provide reverse engineering for design feedback, and actual/nominal comparisons for checking out of tolerance dimensions.

Our advanced NDT systems tackle inspection of the wide range of ceramic materials, including traditional ceramics like porcelain and clay, and engineered ceramics like silicon nitride, alumina, titanium carbides, and ceramic composites. We’ve inspected a variety of ceramic parts and components, including:

  • Heat shields and tiles, engine components, igniters, and other wear components in aerospace
  • Ceramic disk brakes, pump components, and filters in automotive applications
  • Body armor plates, ceramic optical components, and missile heads for defense applications
  • Electronic and electrical applications like semiconductors, insulators, and surge protectors
  • Ceramic, porcelain, brick and clay materials in construction and archaeological applications

A Trusted Supplier for NDT & Metrology Based Part Inspection Services

With investments in the latest technology and experienced staff, Jesse Garant Metrology Center is ready to meet the needs for ceramics inspection. Our industrial CT scanning, radiographic testing, and 3D scanning services provide the results manufacturers seek to fulfill strict inspection requirements. We utilize advanced imaging systems and expert analytics to provide rapid, cost-effective nondestructive testing and metrology services for a variety of applications.

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