Test & Inspection / NDT / Electronics
NDT - Computed Tomography

Industrial Computed Tomography

Learn more about this effective technique.

wenzel exact xs computed tomography
Computed tomography is a great advent to the manufacturing, testing and measurement of aluminum die-cast parts.
Source: Wenzel 
Industrial computed tomography has changed the way in which aluminum die-cast parts are tested and measured. Since being introduced to the industry, this technology has improved product quality and drastically reduced the effort involved in the holistic analysis of die-cast parts. 
 
Using the most advanced technology available in the fields of production and quality as-surance, parts can be machined and measured with the highest levels of accuracy by manu-facturing companies. By employing the newest and most progressive volume-scanning technology in the industry, manufacturers can produce and test aluminum die-cast parts that are be both extremely functional and effective. 
 
One of the most important steps in this process is testing and analyzing porosity. Pores are generally categorized with color coding according to their size. When conventional test-ing methods are used, parts must be destroyed. However, by utilizing industrial computed tomography, parts can be tested in 3-D and without destruction. This technology has com-pletely changed the way in which parts are tested and allowed for highly increased levels of productivity. Computed tomography is a great advent to the manufacturing, testing and measurement of aluminum die-cast parts. 
 
Proprietary detector technology enables manufacturers to achieve both a high spatial resolution and a high contrast resolution. With these advanced methods, even miniscule pores and clusters of pores can be detected and evaluated. Since computed tomography re-places the previous destructive methods that were used in testing and measurement, parts are still fully functional after the procedure is completed. Knowledge gained during this process is used for further casting, and to minimize porosity. 
 
There is specific measuring software available that is used for dimensional evaluation of parts. Surface data that is collected by industrial computer tomography is used in the prob-ing of measurement points. By incorporating this method, manufacturers can dimensionally measure and evaluate internal structures that cannot be assessed by tactical or optical strate-gies. Computed tomography technology has proven to be extremely effective and has great potential for the analysis of material integrity and dimensional accuracy.  

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine

CoverImage

2014 July

Check out the July 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Biggest Obstacle/Concern?

In the current economic and business climate, what is the biggest obstacle/concern to your job?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

eNewsletters

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png