Through expert analytical support and the ability to match every part with the proper CT system, our Industrial CT scanning services continue to be the gold standard in industry today

As no one single computed tomography system can effectively scan and inspect every part in industry, Jesse Garant Metrology Center utilizes a number of systems of various sizes and energies. This allows us to match every inspection project with the proper industrial CT scanning system, so we can obtain the highest quality of data at a competitive price.

Our Process

Connect

Contact us with your objective, material, size, and quantity of parts to inspect.

Feasibility/Quote

Our experienced staff will work with you perform a free feasibility study and finalize a quote.

Ship

Ship parts to our facility via your preferred courier either ground or next day air.

Scan/Results

We perform the scanning, analysis, and relay the results to you in a predetermined format.

CT System Capabilities

Industrial CT scanning services by Jesse Garant Metrology Center

Micro Focus CT

Our micro focus industrial CT scanning systems comprise of the following energies; 100kv, 160kv, 225kv, and 450kv. All systems are configured to accommodate various part sizes and materials.

High Energy Computed Tomography Services at Jesse Garant Metrology Center

High Energy CT

Our high energy industrial CT scanning systems utilize 3MEV linear accelerator sources. These types of systems allow inspection of parts up to 44.5 inches in diameter by 63 inches in height.

Our in-house quality engineers take pride in each project by relaying useable, accurate, and non-biased results all with a personal touch.

Types of Analyses available:

Failure Investigation: 

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and taking virtual cross sectional slices through a CT dataset.

Part to CAD Comparison:

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and comparing it to a supplied CAD model

Reverse Engineering:

Development of a CAD file with internal and external geometry from a CT dataset

Porosity Analysis:

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and evaluating internal porosity or inclusions within a part.

Part to Part Comparison:

An analysis performed by CT scanning two parts and comparing both CT datasets to each other.

Wall Thickness Analysis:

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and evaluating inconsistencies of wall thickness within a part.

Composite Analysis:

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part and evaluating single or multiple fibers within a part.

First Article Inspection:

Measurement plan from a GD&T part print to automatically calculate multiple dimensions simultaneously from a CT dataset.

P-201 & P-202 Analysis:

An analysis performed by CT scanning one part, evaluating porosity in a predetermined cross sectional slice within a CT dataset, and comparing it to a specified maximum percentage of porosity for that area.

Why use Jesse Garant Metrology Center?
  • Largest diversity of CT systems able to accommodate the majority of industrial part scanning projects
  • Experience and know-how to handle small, large, and highly detail-oriented projects
  • Capacity to handle large clients & high volume non-destructive testing projects
  • Ability to meet overcapacity needs for companies who already use CT scanning
  • Experienced analysts dedicated to the project objectives
How are the results reported back to me?
After scan data is reconstructed, results to the end client are relayed in one of four ways.
  • Viewing Software – Supplied for viewing the data and results in 3D for analytical results
  • PDF Presentation – Supplied for viewing specific screen shots of the results
  • Excel Chart – Supplied for viewing metrology data with dimensions, tolerances, and deviations
  • Metrology – Reported in a chart format listing the dimensions, tolerances, and deviations.
  • Point Cloud Data – STL data generated for reverse engineering requirements
Pricing
There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to pricing. Our technical staff will first review your project’s objective in detail, so that the price you are given remains competitive while still achieving the highest quality possible. Pricing for premium timing is available upon request.

To begin, contact us to receive a formal quote in as little as 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the timing for projects?
Our typical timing for projects is 5-10 business days. For projects of high volumes or detailed requirements, our timing increases. For projects requiring expedited or 24 hour turn around, we do offer this service for a premium charge.

What is the accuracy of the CT scan results?
The scan accuracy varies widely from the machine being used, type of detector, resolution of the detector, type of part, and size of part. For projects requiring micron level accuracies, very detailed scan calibration is required. During the quoting phase, scan accuracy can be provided to the customer prior to any CT scanning.

What is the resolution of the CT scan?
The scan resolution varies widely from the machine being used, resolution of the detector, spot size of the source, and size of scanning window. However, as a guideline, scan resolution ranges between 1 micron to 400 microns. During the quoting phase, scan resolution can be provided to the customer prior to any scanning.

Are your systems calibrated?
Yes. Every industrial CT scanning system is calibrated on a regular basis for mechanical movement. Due to the number of processing parameters associated with Industrial CT, every scan is also calibrated to ensure the highest accuracy for every project. In addition to calibration we also offer secondary scan validation using our 3D Scanning equipment. To review our 3D scanning capabilities, click here

How are the parts fixtured during the CT scan?
Since parts are scanned in a Free State environment and physical reference planes are not needed for the scan itself, most fixturing is performed with low density material. For multiple parts requiring a highly repeatable setup, robust tooling fixtures or 3d printed fixtures are developed on a case by case basis.

Can multiple parts be CT scanned at the same time?
Yes. Depending on the customer’s objective and the resolution required to effectively image out the results, Jesse Garant Metrology Center always attempts to scan multiple parts at once to reduce the overall cost of the project.

How long does a CT scan take?
The average scan times for our cone beam systems can typically take 15 minutes to 2 hours. The average scan time for our line beam systems typically range from 2 to 20 hours.

In what file format are the initial results captured?
RAW

How large are the CT scan dataset files?
CT datasets typically range from 500MB to 80GB in size.

Can you CT scan a part while it’s in motion?
No. Every part within the scan must remain static or non-moving for the entire length of the scan.

Can you CT scan a part hot or cold?
Yes. Custom CT scanning processes and fixtures can be developed between the customer and our analysts to obtain a desired environmental temperature.

Does the scan leave residual radiation in the part?
No.

Does the part heat up?
No.

Are Industrial CT scanning systems portable?
No. Our industrial CT systems are not portable due to their size and weight. Weights range from 600 – 2,000,000 lbs

Do you sell industrial CT scanning systems?
No. We are strictly a part inspection service company specializing in non-destructive testing.

Have A Specific Project In Mind?
In order to expedite the request for quote process, our experienced staff is ready to work with you to ensure all details are addressed and your project is accurately quoted.
Still Have Questions?
We understand you may have questions, even before requesting a quote. Our business development team will provide the answers you need, even before a project begins.

CT Applications

Over the years we have grown our internal database to span across various industries, parts types, and materials. Click a link to learn more.

CT Outsourcing Reasons

As most clients identify CT scanning for failure investigation, there are actually several other ways this technology can benefit companies internally. Click to learn more on how CT scanning services can further benefit your company.

Preproduction
Production
Failure Investigation
Sorting
Reverse Engineering

CT Resources

Jesse Garant Metrology is committed to educating our customers about the technology behind our services. For more information on industrial ct scanning, including an introduction how it works, the benefits and its applications, see the following resources:

What is Industrial CT Scanning
How Industrial CT Scanning Works
What is Micro CT?
What is Tomography?