Computed tomography (CT) scanning is one of the most advanced measurement technologies available today for medical device manufacturers and molders. This vital metrology asset captures data at a resolution of 5 to 7 microns and is capable of mapping a three-dimensional (3D) part in less than 30 minutes. Engineers, quality teams and project managers who use CT scanning can reduce time-to-market, project costs and risk. They can also increase medical industry compliance and improve the speed, accuracy and depth of their analytical capabilities.
Importantly, CT scanning also improves product manufacturability. Plastic injection molders who use this nondestructive testing (NDT) technique can perform first article inspection, assembly analysis and reverse engineering activities. Applications for CT scanning also include part-to-CAD and part-to-part comparisons, showing a 3D color map highlighting any and all form deviations. By accelerating projects and allowing plastic injection molders to literally see inside parts, CT scanning supports the rapid identification of design issues and the efficient resolution of production discrepancies.