High Energy - CT Scanning Services
Part Inspection Lab
We help companies thoroughly investigate
parts & assemblies with our high quality
high energy CT scanning services
paired with expert analytical support.
After the initial inquiry, our services begin by having an in-depth discussion with the inquiring individual and interested parties. If the fit is right for our high energy CT scanning services, the feasibility review considers part/assembly type, material, regions of interest, and the objective for the CT scan.
HIGH ENERGY CT SCANNING – SYSTEM MATCHING
We then match the NDT or Metrology inspection need with one of our many and highly diverse high energy CT scanning imaging machines. Our industrial lab utilizes 450kv, and 3MEV linear accelerator CT systems with LDA’s and flat panel detectors. For projects that require high resolution scanning we do have the option to first perform a lower resolution high energy CT scan, followed by cutting up the sample or completing an area of interest scan on one of our 100kv, 150kv, or 225kv micro focus systems.
Depending on the High Energy CT Scanning project, we analyze the reconstructed (3D imaging) results for either material or geometry based output requirements.
Material reporting is based upon internal density variations or percent volume changes. These types of High Energy CT Scanning analysis include :
Visualizing virtual cross-sectional slices
Porosity / Inclusion Analysis (Color coded voids, inclusions, and micro pores by volumetric size or percentage)
Enhanced Porosity (Automotive Industry Specific, P201 – 50097, P202 – 50098, P203 Analysis)
Fiber Analysis (Color coded fiber directional reporting)
Geometry reporting is based upon measurement variations or dimensioning requirements. These types of High Energy CT Scanning analysis include :
Part to CAD / Part Comparison (Color coded variations from nominal or another identical part. Alignment by: RPS, 3-2-1 alignment, best fit, sequential)
Wall Thickness Analysis (Color-coded results identifying insufficient or excessive wall thicknes)
First Article Inspection (Tolerancing based upon part print dimensions)
Enhanced FAI (AS9102 Form 3 Reporting)
Reverse Engineering (Generation of a STL file with internal & external part geometry)
As all High Energy CT Scanning projects are unique, each project is finalized between our lab and the customers key decision makers over a results web conference. If required, output deliverables can vary between picture files, excel files, presentations, 3D imaging / CT dataset viewing software, or in some cases STL files.
Need more info on High Energy CT?
Review our press release below.
NDT Company Launches High Energy CT Inspection Service
Jesse Garant Metrology Center (USA & Canada) is pleased to announce the launch of its new high energy industrial CT scanning service. The new capability will transform the landscape for non-destructive testing and support innovation within advanced manufacturing.
The system is the first of its kind that pairs a 3 MeV cone-beam x-ray source with a 1mx1m large format 2k x 2k flat panel digital detector and a small format 400mmx400mm 2k x 2k detector. It will be able to accommodate rapid inspection of mid-size parts, up to 24 inches in diameter by 63 inches in height. This will be advantageous for internal inspection of engineered parts, castings, and 3D printed alloy parts for a variety of industries, including aerospace, space, defense, automotive, and oil and gas.
“It’s always been embedded in the vision of the company to provide trusted solutions that create meaningful advancements in industry. The new computed tomography system is a huge leap forward for mid-size part validation and feasible high-volume part inspection,” says Jesse Garant, President.
The unique system offers multiple advantages for non-destructive testing, including a drastic reduction in inspection time for scanning mid-size parts and assemblies. While existing high energy CT inspection services may take 4-16 hours to complete scans with line detector technology, the new system is able to scan parts in less than an hour plus processing and setup time. The service will also be beneficial for inspection of multi-material parts and assemblies, allowing for cleaner separation of internal components, and inspection of higher density materials not possible with lower energy micro CT systems.
“We’re helping manufacturers qualify and validate parts that either weren’t possible because of limitations with existing technologies or weren’t feasible because the service was too costly or took too much time,” adds Garant.
The company aims to fill the gap in current inspection technologies that limits the application of industrial CT technology due to part size and density. This will allow for internal inspection and dimensional validation of high value parts that would otherwise go into production without proper inspection. The new capabilities will also directly support the growing additive manufacturing industry, allowing for rapid and viable inspection of larger 3D printed parts made from ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
The costly endeavor lead by the company required a sizeable $4.5 million investment in technology as well as three years of planning, design, development, and construction to reach full operation. The new system required sourcing from both local and international manufacturers, vendors, and specialists, including the construction of the largest 1m x 1m flat panel detector in the world.
With federal operational permits currently in place, the new system is now operational. Jesse Garant Metrology Center is currently taking on orders from companies who wish to access this innovative technology.