- Automated 2D X-ray inspection (AXI) with the ability to detect detail down to 0.5 µm
- High-resolution depiction of the 3D volume with the ability to detect detail down to 0.8 µm
- Metrological evaluation of standard geometries and freeform surfaces
- Geometry comparison, e.g. nominal-actual comparison or wall thickness analysis with colour-coded 3D depiction of the deviations
- Versatile volume-based analysis options, e.g. defect analysis, porosity and inclusion analysis, assembly checking, fibre composite analysis, foam structure analysis and much more
2D X-ray inspection
For the cost-effective, non-destructive serial testing of high-quality integrated circuit packaging, in particular for printed circuit boards and assemblies with BGA ICs, we rely on automated X-ray inspection (AXI). Our high-resolution 2D X-ray images with the ability to detect detail down to 0.5 µm offer you accurate detection of defects in realtime.
3d Computed Tomography
3D computed tomography is ideal for the high-resolution depiction of a 3D volume with the ability to detect detail down to 7 µm. Our modern range of equipment offers you versatile volume-based analysis options, e.g. defect analysis, assembly checking and nominal-actual comparisons or measurements of complex internal geometries.
Evaluation & analytics
We offer versatile volume-based analysis options, such as inspection of internal defects, shape deviations, inclusions, target/actual comparisons or 3D measurements of complex internal geometries.
Applications for industrial computed tomography
High-resolution 3d computed tomography
Added value at quality analysis
You receive from us precise measurement results, even at short notice. We have both the necessary personnel and a large range of equipment with excellent CT systems.
We provide highly precise measurements of workpieces, initial samples and series production components of any size and in any quantity. For this purpose, we have more than 1,000 m² of accredited, permanently air-conditioned measuring rooms.
Range of equipment
Our versatile range of systems covers performance classes up to 450 kV. We acquire all workpieces digitally using 2D and 3D methods, irrespective of weight, material density and geometry.
The accreditation of our inspection methods and measuring rooms signifies for you certainty, dependability and objectivity.
Precise analyses thanks to the latest ct technology
Our versatile range of systems covers performance classes up to 450 kV with 2D X-ray machines and 3D computer tomographs. We acquire all workpieces digitally using 2D and 3D methods, whether small or large components, with differences in weight, material density and geometry. The maximum component size that can be acquired is 550 mm in diameter and 1200 mm in height. We select for you the appropriate machine and analytical method depending on the resolution required, component size and material density. We prepare our quick analyses and clear evaluations using evaluation software from VGStudio MAX, GOM Inspect Professional and ZEISS Calypso.
Applications for industrial computed tomography
Industrial computed tomography is used in many different sectors of industry for analysing complex components and materials non-destructively. There follow a few of the applications for industrial CT:
The non-destructive analysis of the complex internal and external geometries of components and assemblies is an essential element of quality control in the automotive sector. During nominal-actual comparisons and wall thickness analyses, our colour-coded 3D depiction of the deviations provides you with a clear defect analysis. We can also non-destructively depict and analyse pores, shrinkage cavities and inclusions in cylinder heads, gearbox housings or other functional parts.
Additive manufacturing ("3D printing") has become established as a manufacturing method in recent years – and the sector continues to grow. 3D nano-computed tomography makes possible, also in this area, the detailed analysis of the shape, size and volume of the powder particles used. Industrial CT also offers versatile volume-based analysis options, e.g. defect analysis, porosity and inclusion analysis, detailed analysis to check for shrinkage cavities and much more.
High-resolution imaging methods are imperative for reliable quality control and accurate detection of defects in electronics manufacturing. We use 2D X-ray inspection and 3D computed tomography to analyse the quality of populated and unpopulated printed circuit boards, chips and other electronic components and to locate and evaluate metrologically hidden defects and flaws such as cracks, solder problems or missing connections.
Ever tighter tolerances in plastic injection moulding inevitably require continuous process optimisation and strict quality controls to remain competitive. Using industrial computed tomography, we can verify the quality of the injection moulding and detect defects in the injection moulding process, e.g. air inclusions, porosity, sink marks, flow lines, deformation or incorrect fibre orientation. Initial sample testing can be supplemented with volume-based analysis options, such as wall thickness analyses, nominal-actual comparisons or porosity and inclusion analyses.
Frequently asked questions
Based on which standards does qa analyse materials using industrial computed tomography?
Our non-destructive testing using industrial computed tomography covers both three-dimensional measurements as well as defect analysis on components and other objects made of non-metallic and metallic materials, plastics, composite materials and organic materials in accordance with recognised standards (VDI/VDE 2617 and 2630, DIN EN ISO 10360) as well as in-house methods and is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).
How is the analysis undertaken and the documentation prepared in practice?
In our large metallographic laboratory, sample preparation for components up to 600 x 600 x 1200 mm is possible with all common methods. Often it is necessary to combine various systems to obtain the best result for a specific analysis. Here our customers profit from the sound experience and expertise of our experts and the use of the many different analysis systems available to us. During the inspection and measurement of the components and objects, we acquire extremely accurate data that are documented so that you can reach the correct conclusions for your quality assurance. You can add the analysis reports for the samples analysed directly to your own process documentation.
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industrial computed tomography
What can we measure and analyse for you?
We would be pleased to advise you about the numerous possibilities and combined analytical methods. The goal: the best, most cost-effective and most efficient analysis of your component.