The most accurate CT scanning systems are built like a CMM with an X-ray probe.
July 1, 2016
The use of computed tomography (CT scanning) for dimensional inspection is rapidly expanding as companies discover how this technology is the best solution for a wide range of dimensional inspection, flaw detection, and assembly verification applications.
Industry leaders and users of NSI’s NDT technology presented their key learnings and discoveries on how they have used industrial X-ray and computed tomography equipment and software, and the results of their findings.
Precisely measuring and validating parts made from low-density materials such as plastic can be tricky and time-consuming. For example, silicone parts readily bend and flex, leading to inaccuracies. Fixturing, the traditional solution to immobilize and align parts for measurement, is a lengthy process involving engineering, construction and validation of the custom fixture.