Failure Investigation

After a part is CT scanned, custom viewing planes are developed based upon the projects internal viewing requirements. These planes can be established according to part print datums or features on the part. Planes can be square, perpendicular, and angled according to the specified feature.

Once the cross sectional planes have been developed, the plane can be moved throughout the part perpendicular to the plane’s surface. When a slice has been selected, the customer can visualize and accurately measure the intended geometry.


  • Single slice results are extremely clear and well defined as opposed to showing the entire part at once with a 2D x-ray.

  • Results can clearly show internal fit and function between mating components, threads, clips, seals, springs, etc.


Viewing software included with your part analysis

Upon completing the analysis, a web conference is hosted by one of our experienced analysts to review the results. During that same web conference, we’ll show you how to use the supplied freeware viewing software.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the minimum detectable density variation between internal components?
    Results can show density variations in gray scale format as slight as .25g/cc

    In what increments can the plane move up and down?
    The increments that the plane can move are equal to the scan resolution.

    Can the orientation of cross section be saved?
    Yes. Slices can be saved within the results and called upon for future reference

    Can the results be shown in color to improve the contrast between components?
    Yes. If needed parts with varying gray scales can be assigned a given contrasting color.