Rubber – CT – XRAY – NDT Services

Rubber materials can be prone to warping, voids, and other defects during manufacturing. Proper inspection is thus key for maintaining quality, especially for critical applications in industries

Our advanced imaging systems can easily handle inspection of rubber parts of a range of sizes, shapes, and densities. We provide quick validation of complex part dimensions and identification of internal defects common with elastomers, ensuring quality standards are met each time.

Our NDT lab has the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system for inspection of larger parts up to 44.5” in diameter by 63” inches in height. We also offer radiographic testing services for high volume part sorting and 3D scanning for external imaging. Our inspection process is repeatable, traceable, and customized to meet client needs, providing accurate and unbiased data.

Advanced Nondestructive Testing of Rubber

Detailed Inspection of Rubber Components 

We provide detailed internal inspection data for failure analysis, identifying features like wall thickness and defects like voids and shrinkages. We also conduct pre-production and production inspection to validate dimensions for First Article Inspection, perform x-ray lot inspection of quarantined or recalled parts, provide non-contact reverse engineering for difficult applications, and actual/nominal comparisons for checking out of tolerance dimensions.

As all of our inspection processes are non-contact, we are able to accurately inspect parts in their unaltered positions. This provides a significant advantage over contact methods of inspection, which distort the original shape of parts and prove tedious when fixtures are required to hold the net shape of rubber parts during inspection.

Our advanced NDT systems tackle inspection of the wide range of elastomer materials, including natural rubbers, synthetic rubbers like BR and nitrile rubbers, EPDM, FKM, silicone, foam, and other thermoplastic elastomers. Our lab has inspected a variety of rubber parts and components, including:

  • Tires, seals, gaskets, hoses, over molded parts, and insulators for automotive and mobility industries
  • Silicone vacuum bags, extrusions, molded components, bumpers for aviation and aerospace
  • High performance elastomers and structural components for energy applications
  • Metal forming components used in hydroforming e.g. wear pads, tray pads
  • Molded elastomer components and membranes in consumer goods and medical devices

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 inspection needs of rubber materials. 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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