Applications of industrial CT scanning

Applications of industrial CT scanning

The CT in industrial CT scanning stands for Computed Tomography. The CT scanning of the industrial parts utilizes same kinds of technologies as that of the CT scanning of the medical field by taking multiple readings from different angles. There are several types of routes which the users are capable of accessing with the industrial CT dataset for the extensive part analysis. Below is the list of the applications of industrial CT scanning:

Porosity analysis

The results of industrial ct scanning have the capability of locating both internal as well as external part failures, like porosity and inclusions. These types of defects can be easily located, colour coordinated and measured according to the tolerance and project requirements.

Wall thickness analysis

The results of industrial CT scan have the capability of analyzing the distribution of materials within any part. This would be able to assist the users to identify the areas which are prone to weakness.

Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of taking measurement of any object or existing parts, thereby creating a similar CAD replica. The results of industrial CT scan have the capability of providing an intermediary CAD-file in both polygon format as well as point cloud. The data can easily be exported to various formats so that they can be easily manipulated and used. This technology is highly useful in case of manufactured parts or objects and not in case of original prints and design data.    Part to

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The results of industrial CT scan might be compared against the part CAD file for identifying any kinds of deviations from the initial design.    Part-to-part analysis    The industrial CT scan has the capability of being conducted on several identical parts for identifying any deviations.

Dimensional analysis

The results of industrial CT scan allow the users to access both internal as well as external part geometry. The results are used for different types of applications which include GD and T programming, dimensional requirements for AS9102 and PPAP, first article inspection report and coordinate measurement.

Composite analysis

The result of industrial CT scan assists the users to non-destructively evaluate the composite material’s internal structure.

Failure investigation

The results of industrial CT scan are used for evaluating internal failures, like cracks, structural integrity, and deviation from the initial design, porosity and foreign material.

Pre-production inspection

Evaluating, verifying and qualifying of the industrial parts.

Contact measurement

It is the process of collecting the single points which are relative to one another. You would find multiple solutions for the contact measurement. Two kinds of system solutions are generally used with the portable CMMs. Firstly, articulating or digitizing arms are used for capturing small volume or localized information. Secondly, optical solutions which include photogrammetry units and laser trackers are used for the larger volumetric projects.

Non contact measurement

In this process, the geometry of the existing objects is captured through the application of laser emitting camera, such as 3D scanners.    Long range scanning    The long range scanning are done for detailed 360 degree 3D snapshot of any structure, plot of land, plant, bridge or process operation having millimetre accuracy.

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