Industrial Computed Tomography

A non-destructive look inside the component

Industrial computed tomography is an important component in reliable product and process development as well as process monitoring and re-qualification. Our technical equipment is constantly adapted to the high demands of our customers.

By using computed tomography, the entire component can be digitally scanned. Even complex geometries can be recorded and assessed. This technology is also used where optical and tactile measurements are not possible.

Based on a 3-D-volume model, CT provides comprehensive data on the internal and external composition of the component. This provides in turn accurate statements about porosity, defects, wall thicknesses, nominal/actual comparisons and assembly states. The high-precision voxel-data make rapid assessment possible and you will get the desired analysis results from us promptly along with the data set so that you can review the results in the analysis software.

Project Path

Step 1
Identification of Actual State

After precisely recording and assessing the actual state, we set down the analysis strategy in dialogue with you.

Multi-shift operation assures an efficient and flexible execution of the entire project sequence.

Our service: On request, our fleet will pick up your components and return them.


Step 2
Analytical Services

  • Completing the CT-Scans
  • Defect Analysis:
    • Porosity Analysis
    • Inclusion Analysis
    • Crack Analysis
  • Wall Thickness Analysis
  • Nominal/Actual Comparison
  • Coordinate Measurement
  • Assembly Controlling
  • Surface Reconstruction
  • Fiber Composite Material Analysis
  • Reverse Engineering

Step 3
Documentation

Perfect data in combination with excellent analytics build the foundation of our documentation.

The results are documented in such a way that you can draw the right conclusions for your quality assurance. As needed, we will consult and support you: via telephone, web meeting, remote support or in personal conversation.

The analysis reports can be added directly into your own process documentation.


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Technical Equipment

With our 2D- and 3D X-ray machinery, we cover all output classes up to 450 kV. We are able to scan small and large components with differences in weight, material density and geometry using 2D- and 3D-digitalization methods.

The detectable component size is a maximum of 550 mm in diameter (X-Y-axis) and 1200 mm in height (Z-axis). Both, mono materials and mixed materials of low to high densities can be analyzed.

Plastics and fiber composite materials, elastomers, stones, wood as well as various metals are just a few examples of the multitude of materials that can be analysed using industrial computed tomography.

Evaluation software by VGStudio MAX, GOM Inspect Professional and ZEISS Calypso enable rapid analysis and evaluation with conclusive documentation.

Component Size

Max. measuring range [mm]
X-Y-axis, Ø = 550
Z = 1200

Component Weight

Max. 100kg

Material
  • Mixed material
  • Plastics
  • Fibre composite material
  • Elastomers
  • Silicone
  • Electronical components
  • Ceramics
  • Rocks
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Different metals, e.g.
    • Aluminium
    • Titan
    • Iron
    • Steel
Max. Voltage / Power

130 - 225 - 300 - 450 kV

Detail Detectability

< 1 µm

2D X-ray inspection

GE MICROME I X
Source: General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH

GE MICROME I X

Type of detector
Flat panel detector
Detector area (mm)
1000 x 1000
Pixel size (µm)
200
Component weight max. (kg)
10
Voltage/Power X-ray tube (kV)
180
Detail detectability
up to 0.5
Special features
High resolution micro focus X-ray
inspection system:
· Combined 2D-/3D-X-ray inspection
· Angled radiation: stepless adjustable
  projection angle up to 70°
GE V I TOMEX M 300
Source: General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH

GE V I TOMEX M 300

Type of detector
Flat panel detector
Method
Cone Beam CT
Detector area (mm)
400 x 400
Pixel size (µm)
200
Component weight max (kg)
50
Voltage/Power X-ray tube (kV)
10 - 300
Special features
Magnification of the measuring range through a variable lifting axis in Z-direction
Extension of the scope of analyses by 2D x-ray inspection software: Quality Assurance and phoenix x-ray Xe²

3D-Computed Tomography

ZEISS Metrotom 800 – High Resolution (HR) Version
Source: Carl Zeiss AG

ZEISS Metrotom 800 – High Resolution (HR) Version

Type of detector
Flat panel detector
Method
Cone Beam CT
Detector area (mm)
195 x 244
Pixel size (µm)
127
Component weight max. (kg)
4
Voltage/Power of x-ray tube (kV)
130 – 225
Special features
Magnification of the measuring range through a variable lifting axis in Z-direction
Virtual measuring range extension of the detector in the Y-axis direction up to 95%
Automatic filter changer
ZEISS Metrotom 1500
Source: Carl Zeiss AG

ZEISS Metrotom 1500

Type of detector
Flat panel detector
Method
Cone Beam CT
Detecotr area (mm)
400 x 400
Pixel size (µm)
400
Component weight max. (kg)
50
Voltage/Power of X-ray tube (kV)
30 - 225
Special equipment
Virtual measuring range extension of the detector in the Y-axis direction up to 95%
GE V I TOMEX M 300
Source: General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH

GE V I TOMEX M 300

Type of detector
Flat panel detector
Method
Cone Beam CT
Detector area (mm)
400 x 400
Component weight max (kg)
50
Voltage/Power X-ray tube (kV)
10 - 300
Special features
Magnification of the measuring range through a variable lifting axis in Z-direction
Varian ACTIS 800

Varian ACTIS 800

Type of detector
Line detector
Method
Fan Beam CT
Detector line (mm)
Detector variant 1: 100
Detector variant 2: 380
Component weight max. (kg)
75
Voltage/Power of X-ray tube (kV)
100 - 450
Special features
2 variable switchable line detectors, largely dimensioned components with a dimension of X/Y-axis / Ø = 550 mm, Z-axis = 1200 mm can be recorded within a single CT-Scan