Industrial X-ray Imaging Technology is now more accessible than ever.  Industrial X-ray Imaging is no longer a tool only useful for a small handful of applications.  The increased capabilities of 3D X-ray Computed Tomography (CT), in particular, can now benefit more companies, more industries, and more products.  One of the easiest ways to experience the benefits of Industrial X-ray Technology is by partnering with a high-end X-ray Imaging Services Provider.  X-ray Imaging Services provides million-dollar results using the latest technology, in the quickest time, without capital expenditure.

Inconel Turbine Blade Wall Thickness Analysis

Inconel Turbine Blade Wall Thickness Analysis - 3D CT Scan using 450kV Microfocus and CLDA

Modern Industrial X-ray/CT Systems are designed to push the limits of physics through a highly engineered blend of precise manufacturing, complex electricity management, efficient heat dissipation, and sophisticated software control.  The cost of a reputable system regularly surpasses $1 million USD.  This is a significant investment and may not be feasible for all organizations or departments.  This is one of the areas X-ray Imaging Services Providers can help. 

Imaging Services Providers typically charge per scan or per project and can handle anything from one part to tens of thousands of pieces.  It’s as simple as sending your parts to the Imaging Services Provider, which they scan and return them to you with the X-ray data to meet your requirements.

Avonix Imaging built M2 Triple Tube 225kV/450kV X-ray/CT System

Avonix Imaging built M2 Triple Tube 225kV/450kV X-ray/CT System

As with most advancing technologies, X-ray/CT Systems are continually improving, and manufacturers are frequently adding new features and capabilities to improve scan results.  This is where partnering with an X-ray Imaging Services Provider who also designs and manufactures X-ray/CT equipment can be exceptionally beneficial.  Working with such a Provider means you will always have access to the latest technology paired with a highly experienced X-ray Technician to provide you with the best scan results possible.

450kV Microfocus Tube with Rotating Target built by Nikon

450kV Microfocus Tube with Rotating Target built by Nikon

Time savings are becoming increasingly important in modern product development and manufacturing processes.  X-ray Imaging Services allows for immediate (as quickly as one day in some cases) access to X-ray technology and expert operators to get you the data you need to keep projects moving.  For example, if you are a manufacturer with an urgent need to solve a product failure, there may be no faster way to inspect the internals of your product than with X-ray Imaging Services.

Carburetor Porosity Analysis - 3D X-ray CT Scan

Carburetor Porosity Analysis - 3D X-ray CT Scan

To learn more about X-ray Imaging Services and how it can make a difference in your Product Development or Quality Control efforts, visit www.avoniximaging.com/inspection-services


Matthew Mulherin

Matthew Mulherin has been in the industrial X-ray business for nearly 10 years. After graduating from Walsh college of Business in 2007, Matt went to work for Nikon Metrology in Brighton, Michigan as part of their applications team to build their X-ray inspection business. From 2015 through 2020, Matt worked with Engineering Systems, Inc. where he led the digital X-ray imaging and computed tomography acquisition team to support failure analysis investigations. During this time, Matt had contributed to ASM Handbook Volume 11: Failure Analysis and Prevention. In 2020, Matt joined Avonix Imaging to manage their new Irving, TX Laboratory and bring the exceptional X-ray/CT Imaging Services Avonix is known for to Texas and the surrounding areas.