Use of mixed materials assemblies enables greater design freedom, especially for lightweight applications in automotive and aerospace manufacturing

But hybrid and multi-material designs come with their own set of challenges, due in part to distinct material properties and inspection requirements. Industrial computed tomography (CT) is ready to meet these demands as a nondestructive, three-dimensional x-ray imaging method with less restrictions than other techniques.

As an experienced nondestructive testing lab, Jesse Garant Metrology Center understands the often complex requirements for inspection of multi-material components. That is why we continue to invest in the latest advanced imaging systems for testing of a wide range of sizes, shapes, and materials. We provide quick validation of complicated part dimensions and identification of external and internal defects, ensuring quality standards are met every time.

Our NDT lab has the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system. This innovative system provides rapid inspection of larger parts up to 44.5” in diameter by 63” inches in height and cleaner imaging of mixed material parts and assemblies. We also offer radiographic testing services for high volume part sorting applications and 3D scanning for external imaging.

Advanced Nondestructive Testing of Mixed Materials

Detailed Inspection of Multi-Material Components 

Our inspection process is repeatable, traceable, and customized to meet client needs, providing accurate and unbiased data for a range of applications. We provide detailed inspection data for failure analysis, identifying features like wall thicknesses and defects like cracks and porosity. We also conduct pre-production and production inspection to validate dimensions for FAI metrology requirements, perform x-ray lot inspection of quarantined, warranty, or recalled parts in sorting applications, and provide reverse engineering for design feedback and actual/nominal comparisons for checking out of tolerance features.

Our advanced NDT systems tackle inspection of a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials of various densities, including: high strength superalloys, aluminum, carbon fiber, plastics, composites, and glass. We’ve inspected a variety of multi-material parts and components, including:

  • Multi metal welded structures, casting assemblies, fuel injectors, air bags, and seat components for automotive industries
  • Reinforced plastic/metal components, pumps, and 3D printed parts in aerospace and defense
  • Engineered products like polymer bearings with sensors, connectors, and heat transfer devices
  • Multi-material medical assemblies like implantable devices, drug delivery systems, and orthotics
  • Consumer goods and electronic components like cables, semiconductors, PCBs, and batteries

A Trusted Supplier for NDT & Metrology Based Part Inspection Services

With investments in the latest technology and experienced staff, Jesse Garant Metrology Center is ready to meet the needs of multi-material inspection. Our industrial CT scanning, radiographic testing, and 3D scanning services provide the results manufacturers seek to fulfill strict inspection requirements. We utilize advanced imaging systems and expert analytics to provide rapid, cost-effective nondestructive testing and metrology services for a variety of applications.

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