HIGH RESOLUTION SCANNING
FAULT DETECTION & FAILURE ANALYSIS
Our clients have long been frustrated by the inability to measure internal geometry without modifying the part. Using advanced techniques we are able to measure parts that are larger than our system’s measurement volume.
Visual solutions like videos and images allow our clients to see the progression of cracks and porosity throughout a part. This helps complete a picture that a single image cannot provide.
Radiography allows us to perform several types of analysis to detect many failures. Even at our smallest magnification we can resolve features 10microns in size.
High resolution CT & X-Rays allow us to analyze the most complex and detailed samples like this lithium ion battery. Resolution depends on proximity to X-Ray source and requires a balance between quality and quantity.
Low density fixturing uses materials that don’t interfere with X-Ray & CT. This allows us to measure restrained features that more traditional measurement devices, like tactile probes and surface scanners, are unable to reach.
CT Scanning has given us the opportunity to perform work for biological analysis and data capture. Because we can CT scan samples without removing them from their containers, we can maintain sample integrity while acquiring internal data of brains, jaws, and animal specimens. Visit our Virtual Zoo for more examples.
Part to part comparisons, like these fuses, are useful for understanding how they are changing over time, or understanding where a part is failing.
Using radiography we can quickly explore internal features to determine the cause of faults. Depending on proximity we can see the smallest of wires.
We have participated in many sorts – from EV batteries for torn LI-ION cells to aerospace components for porosity and cracks – we have flexible hours and will ramp up to run 24/7 for you.
Below is an example of tears within an EV battery. Being the only out of seven CT labs capable we were invited to participate in a 3,000 sample sort.
We can apply the fourth dimension to our traditional 3D measurement applications. We work with remote controlled mechanisms to manipulate objects as they are scanned.
The below example was an experiment to quantify saturation using different liquids, drip rates, material, and timelines.
Stacking several CT scans using a common reference system enables the analysis of assembly modification. Do leak paths occur at certain positions? Is wear occurring during a certain sequence? CT scanning offers the ability for a thorough investigation.
Digitizing internal, inaccessible geometries can be a necessity for complex reverse engineering projects. The example below shows the inaccessible cooling jacket inside of a casting we modeled.
COMBINING THE POWER OF
THE BEST 3D METROLOGY SOFTWARES
Volume Graphics Max is the leading analysis and visualization software for industrial CT data, providing capabilities related to metrology, defect detection and assessment, material properties, and simulations.
POLYWORKS METROLOGY SUITE
PolyWorks MS is the industry-standard 3D metrology toolbox for 3D alignments, real-time measuring with multiple GD&T standards, experimental interrogations, reverse-engineering, and comprehensive data reporting.
GEOMAGIC DESIGN X
Geomagic Design X, the industry’s most comprehensive reverse engineering software, combines history-based CAD with 3D scan data processing so you can create feature-based, editable solid models compatible with your CAD software.