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 CT Scanning Advantage™
- 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
Industrial CT Scanning System Capabilities
Micro Focus CT
Our micro focus industrial CT scanning systems range in energies from 80kv to 450kv, all configured to accommodate various part sizes, materials, and complexities.
High Energy CT
With 3 MEV linear accelerator capabilities, our high energy industrial CT scanning system is able to generate clear internal data in 3D for parts up to 33 inches in diameter by 66 inches in height.
Once the CT scans are complete, our in-house quality engineers analyze each project according to your objectives and relay the results back to you in an easy to read format, each and every time.
Types of CT Scanning analyses available :
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.
- What is an x-ray?
- Please refer to our resource page on Digital Radiography
- What is Industrial CT scanning and how does it work?
- Please refer to our resource page on Industrial CT Scanning
- How are the results reported back to me?
- After scan data is reconstructed, results to the end client are relayed in one of three ways. If the project requires reverse engineering, point cloud data is generated with the option of secondary surfacing. If the project requires analytical results, freeware software is supplied for viewing the data and results in 3D. For clients that do not wish to utilize the viewing software, screen shots of the results can be supplied in a PDF presentation format. If the project requires metrology, results are reported in a chart format listing the dimensions, tolerances, and deviations.
- What are the common uses for Industrial CT Scanning?
- Our part inspection services using non-destructive testing allow manufacturers to make qualified decisions at key stages throughout a part’s life-cycle, including:
- There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to pricing . A qualified project manager will develop a feasibility study, so that the price you are given remains competitive while still achieving the highest quality data possible.
Speak to an project manager today to get a free quote or to answer any questions you may have before requesting a quote.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you sell industrial CT scanning systems?
No. We are strictly a part inspection service company specializing in non-destructive testing.
How do you achieve high quality results?
As no one single CT system can effectively scan and inspect every part in industry, we utilize a number of systems of various sizes and energies for industrial parts scanning. In the event we are unable to meet your project objectives with one of our many stand-alone CT systems, we have the knowledge and capabilities to customize all of our CT systems to further enhance our service offering.
Are Industrial CT scanning systems portable?
No. Industrial CT systems are not portable due to their size and weight. Weights range from 600 – 2,000,000 lbs
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 accuracies tighter than 5 microns, 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 320 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.
How are the parts fixtured during the CT scan?
Since parts are scanned in a Free State environment and 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 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.
Does the part heat up?
Does the scan leave residual radiation in the part?
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.
How long does a CT scan take?
The average scan time for our cone beam systems can typically take 45 minutes and the average scan time for line beam system typically ranges from 2 to 20 hours.
In what file format are the initial results captured?
How large are the CT scan dataset files?
CT datasets typically range from 500MB to 80GB in size.