After a part has been CT scanned, varying density materials within the part are identified by their own grayscale value. Grayscale values are then separated between the high density fibers and the base resin. Once separated, the fibers can be evaluated for; length, diameter, and percent direction.
When compared back to the base resin, fibers can also be evaluated for a percent of fibers in a specified sample area. In order to achieve the best possible results specifically for fiber analysis, a smaller sample size or sample area will achieve the best possible results.
- Results can identify the number of fibers in a given area quickly and accurately in 3D
- Results can identify if the location of fibers meet the intended design requirements
Viewing software included with your part analysisUpon 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 size of fibers can be individually analyzed?
Fibers with a diameter of 1/10th the scan resolution can be detected and quantified
Can large samples be inspected?
We always attempt to scan every part without cutting it up and reducing the sample size. However based upon technology today and the optimum CT system we pair it with, it still may be required to reduce the sample size
Is it possible to evaluate all of the fibers with a sample and not just a specific fiber?
Yes. Fiber migration within a sample requires far less resolution to image out the results when compared to single fiber analysis. This is our most common, cost effective, and beneficial solution to the composites industry.