Jesse Garant Metrology Center has launched its new high-energy industrial computed tomography (CT) scanning service.
The system is the first of its kind that pairs a 3 MeV cone-beam x-ray source with a large format 2k x 2k flat panel digital detector. It will be able to carry out rapid inspection of mid-size parts, up to 44.5in (113cm) in diameter by 63in (160cm) in height.
The new system offers multiple benefits for non-destructive testing, including much faster inspection times for scanning mid-size parts and assemblies. While existing high energy CT inspection services may take 4-16 hours, this new system is able to scan parts in less than an hour.
The new capabilities will directly support the diesel industry with a feasible 3D internal inspection of a wide range of pre-production parts, allowing for inspection of larger lots in order to improve part quality and reduce the risk of recalls. This will allow manufacturers to quickly identify failures, speed up validation prior to production, and efficiently inspect critical parts for high performance applications.
The innovative technology will also provide useful analyses for diesel inspection, including porosity identification, multi cavity tooling applications, weld inspection, wall thickness validation, failure investigation, and metrology data for first article inspection (PPAP) reporting requirements.
“The new computed tomography system is a huge leap forward for mid-size part validation and feasible high-volume part inspection,” said Jesse Garant, president, Jesse Garant Metrology Center. “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.”
November 3, 2017