Our high precision industrial x-ray services provide quick and accurate insight to validate internal features.
As no one single industrial x-ray 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 x-ray system, so we can obtain the highest quality of data at a competitive price. Although we are a lab-based company, our process and facilities are setup to handle low volume projects all the way up to projects for hundreds of thousands of parts.
Contact us with your objective, material, size, and quantity of parts to inspect.
Our experienced staff will work with you perform a free feasibility study and finalize a quote.
Ship parts to our facility via your preferred courier either ground or next day air.
We perform the scanning, analysis, and relay the results to you in a predetermined format.
X-Ray System Capabilities
Micro Focus X-ray
Our micro focus Industrial X-ray systems comprise of the following energies; 100kv, 140kv, 160kv, 225kv, and 450kv. All systems are configured to accommodate various part sizes and materials.
High Energy X-ray
Our high energy Industrial X-Ray systems utilize 3MEV linear accelerator sources. These types of systems allow inspection of mid-sized parts up to several feet in size.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center was initially founded as an x-ray computed tomography service company. Current energies for x-ray CT services range from 80kv to 3MEV. Our diverse x-ray CT capabilities allow us handle the majority of internal inspection needs for industry.
Once x-ray images are obtained, our quality engineers provided non-biased “go / no-go” results for suspect parts.
Types of Analysis Available
2D X-Ray Inspection:
With the latest in radiography equipment available today, performing high resolution and accurate digital x-rays is a very simple function with the equipment at Jesse Garant Metrology Center. This type of x-ray is typically used to image out internal failures, fit and function, porosity, etc.
Cross sectional X-Ray Inspection:
This process is performed by taking a single CT scan slice at a predetermined location. The results allow for an unobstructed view of internal components precisely where the section slice was taken.
3D X-Ray Inspection:
This process is performed by taking 2D x-ray images at various angles or viewing planes. Due to the versatility of our equipment the number of 3D x-ray slices is virtually limitless and is 100% project dependent.
Real-time X-Ray Inspection:
As we only use digital x-ray equipment, one aspect of this technology is the ability to capture motion inside an assembly during a cycle or activation. Results for this process are captured in a video format for real-time or slow motion playback.
- How are the results reported back to me?
- After x-rays are taken, results for the end client are relayed in one of three ways. For detailed x-ray projects with reporting requirements, x-ray images are provided to the customer with correlating data to the part number and angle taken. For real-time x-ray projects, a video is obtained correlating data to the part number and angle taken. For high volume x-ray projects, we provide go/no go inspection services where we approve “good” parts for release back into production and quarantine “bad” parts according to a specific inspection process we develop with the customer.
- 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 resolution of the X-Ray image?
The image resolution varies widely from the machine being used, resolution of the detector, spot size of the source, and size of image window. However, as a guideline, scan resolution ranges between 1 micron to 400 microns. During the quoting phase, image resolution can be provided to the customer prior to any scanning.
How are the parts fixtured during the X-Ray process?
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 inspected 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 image multiple parts at once to reduce the overall cost of the project.
How long does a X-Ray take?
The average image typically takes 5s to complete. However due to radiation shielding requirements or the size of part, additional time is required for loading and unloading the part.
In what file format are the initial results captured?
How large are the X-ray image files?
X-ray images typically range from 500k to 10MB in size.
Can you X-ray a part while it’s in motion?
Yes. Please see above for real-time x-ray capture
Can you X-ray a part hot or cold?
Yes. Custom inspection processes and fixtures can be developed between the customer and our engineers to obtain a desired environmental temperature.
Does the scan leave residual radiation in the part?
Does the part heat up?
Are our Industrial X-ray systems portable?
No. We utilize cabinet based systems with electrically generated x-rays and digital detectors. These are best suited for lab based environments.
Do you sell industrial X-Ray inspection systems?
No. We are strictly a part inspection service company specializing in non-destructive testing.
Over the years we have grown our internal database to span across various industries, parts types, and materials. Click a link to learn more.
X-Ray Outsourcing Reasons
As most clients identify X-Ray inspection for failure investigation, there are actually several other ways this technology can benefit companies internally. Click to learn more on how X-ray inspection services can further benefit your company.
Jesse Garant Metrology is committed to educating our customers about the technology behind our services. For more information on industrial x-ray scanning, including an introduction how it works, the benefits and its applications, see the following resources: