The enhancement of industrial manufacturing leads to more complex parts. Organic shapes, miniaturized geometries that are hard to be measured with touch probes, and inner structures such as lattices in 3D printing can’t even be measured with optical scanners.
Measuring the Inaccessible
With the use of industrial CT it is possible to gain access to areas of samples that are physically inaccessible without destructive testing. This increases the speed of measurement while also ensuring the sample is returned or is available for further testing.
Nominal/ Actual Comparison
Nominal actual comparison is an extremely powerful technique used to quickly compare a sample to either CAD drawing or a known good sample. It can be used to rapidly identify dimensional issues while also providing results in a simple to view and understand colour plot output.
Wall Thickness Analyses
As an entire sample is imaged in three dimensions it is possible to perform advanced wall thickness calculation along areas of a simple. Typical uses are for tubes and pipes where wall thickness may be critical. It is possible to observe thinning of the wall, extrusion lines, and other features with this technique.
Full CMM style inspection is available with many of the common features associated with the technique including pass/fail indication. In addition there are no accessibility issues as would exist with a CMM probe and probing error is significantly reduced though capturing a far higher number of points per measurement.