Sintered – CT – XRAY – NDT Services

High temperatures and pressures during the sintering process introduce a greater risk of defects, making inspection of sintered parts necessary

Jesse Garant Metrology Center is the experienced nondestructive testing lab manufacturers trust to ensure their sintered parts are defect-free and meet strict quality standards. We understand the requirements for validating sintered parts and invest in the latest inspection technology to meet these demands.

With a full suite of advanced imaging capabilities, we provide critical NDT and metrology data for all stages of manufacturing. We have the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including a high-energy computed tomography system for rapid testing of mid-size and large sintered parts and assemblies. We also offer industrial x-ray and 3D scanning services for even more inspection options.

We have diverse NDT systems to handle testing of a wide range of sintered parts made from a variety of methods and materials, including sintering of ferrous and non-ferrous metal powders, ceramic sintering, plastic sintering, and additive manufacturing processes like SLS and DMLS. Our lab accommodates inspection of a range of part sizes, shapes, and volumes of sintered parts, including soft magnetic parts, gears, mechanical and hydraulic components, multipiece assemblies, and self-lubricating bearings.

5 Key Aspects of Sintered Part Inspection:

Pre-production Inspection: 

Our industrial CT scanning services provide accurate internal inspection of first run parts, verifying part dimensions for conformity to design and for qualifying features like particle or grain size. Pre-production inspection with CT allows manufacturers to get to production quickly and avoid costly mistakes later on. We also provide complex dimensional data with CT for satisfying First Article Inspection requirements.

Production Inspection: 

Production inspection using industrial CT confirms proper dimensions and functions of sintered parts and assemblies before they reach their final destination. Testing can be done at specific intervals to identify defects or for 100% inspection to verify internal measurements for design requirements.

Part Sorting: 

For rapid inspection of large volumes of sintered parts, our industrial x-ray services take the guesswork out of recalled or quarantined situations. We provide a traceable and repeatable inspection process customized to client needs, isolating suspect parts from an otherwise good lot. For high value parts, industrial CT is an available option.

Failure Investigation: 

Sintered parts have a higher risk of accumulating internal defects as a result of manufacturing processes that involve high material stresses. Industrial computed tomography is the ideal method for identifying internal defects like porosity in sintered parts. CT can also characterize other defects like unwanted shrinkages, inconsistent wall thicknesses, and debinding.

Reverse Engineering: 

Industrial computed tomography and 3D scanning generate high density data of complex surfaces in far less time than other methods. They are thus valuable tools for benchmarking designs and prototypes of sintered parts and assemblies. Our NDT services derive accurate CAD data from actual parts, for reverse engineering applications involving relic or one of a kind components. We also provide Part to CAD and Part to Part comparisons with CT and 3D scanning.

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 sintered parts. 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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