How Can CT and X-Ray Scanning Techniques Help Your Company

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What could make your company’s production process more efficient? What could make your company’s production items more exact? Are you frustrated with having to visually inspect small parts and complicated final products? If you thought that accessing an industrial computed tomography scanning machine was too expensive in the past, maybe it is time that you reevaluate the cost of this time saving service that can virtually guarantee the specifications of the products that come off your assembly line and into your customer’s hands.
The industrial computed tomography scanning process is a service that can provide detailed x-rays and 3D images as fast as 30 frames a second. These digital images are invaluable in the process of product development when you are testing for initial specifications, as well as providing periodic inspections during the final production stage. While few companies can afford to purchase and own non destructive testing equipment like industrial computed tomography scanning, many imaging laboratories will provide these contracted services from their machines.
Whether you are looking for a digital scan of a part as small as .5mm in length, or as large as 660mm in diameter, size is not an issue for the newest 3D inspection software.
Although CT scanning was originally developed for medical and scientific use, this technology which was first used in 1972 is now an integral part of a variety of ever expanding industries. When the British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories and the South African physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University developed this technology, they likely never could have believed the wide ranges of uses for their Nobel Peace Prize awarded contribution.
In addition to CT scanning services being used in the manufacturing industry to test the reliability of newly created parts, this process can also work in reverse. Laser inspection equipment and the laser scanning services it provides can also provide reverse engineering 3D scans and present a detailed diagram to recreating a missing or hard to find part. Imagine being able to get a hold of detailed plans for that important part to your company cooling system. The cooling system that still works well enough to continue using, but is just old enough that some of the parts are impossible to find.
We live in a world that relies on digital images for virtually everything, from day to day work communication to security at airports throughout the country. Is you company using these digital imaging technologies to help ensure the accuracy of your production process? If not, it may be time to reevaluate. Why wait?

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