Computed Tomography (CT Scanning)

An Inside Look

Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning drives high-powered X-Rays through the material of a part to construct digital images. The digital images, sometimes known as “slices”, are then turned into a 3D Point Cloud to utilize the image results for analysis. This non-destructive testing approach to metrology paired with our experienced Metrologists takes dimensional inspection to a whole new level! Taking into consideration that the whole part is digitized, the chances of overlooking important measurements is highly reduced. In addition, pre-production time is cut down tremendously due to the omission of sectioning and the elimination of the need for complex fixtures.

With CT Scanners you can:

  • Get a First Article Inspection (FAI)
  • Measure hard to see/internal features without sectioning
  • Compare parts-to-parts or parts-to-CAD models
  • Identify defective parts and structural flaws
  • Evaluate your suppliers line of production
  • Reverse Engineer existing parts or components
  • Analyze Wall Thickness for structural or pressure conditions

Industrial CT Scanning allows your highly-skilled team to analyze internal structures efficiently to detect flaws, voids, or cracks without damaging sample pieces. Take a water bottle prototype for example. Maybe you don’t want to have your test piece destroyed, but you fully understand that there’s a significant problem with the threaded seal. CT scanning the threads with the mating cap allows us to visually capture the fine details for your team to examine & predispose of the problem before it negatively influences your mass production.

CT Scanning Services

Made to Measure partners with leading US CT scanning providers. We manage the entire process from scheduling, logistics and reporting to analysis of the cloud data, model creation and color map development.

With CT Scanning, we can offer:

    • First Article Inspections (FAI)
    • Partial Dimensional Inspections
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Part-to-part or part-to-CAD comparisons
    • Wall Thickness Analysis

Request a CT Scanning quote today!