What Is 3D X-Ray / Industrial CT?

HOW DO YOU CT SCAN A METAL PART OR ASSEMBLY?

This short video shows the steps involved to generate a 3D model of the internal and external details of your part, using our high resolution X-5000 x-ray CT system.

When we CT scan an assembly, our customers can inspect the 3D model of the part, including all the internal details of the part, but without sectioning or damaging their part. 

 

Here is a basic example of how you can inspect the 3D model of a CT scan using the EFX executable we provide with our deliverables.

WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL CT (COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY) ?

Industrial Computed Tomography (CT), commonly referred to as Industrial 3D Imaging, is the most advanced inspection technique available in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry. Industrial CT is a digital x-ray method where a computer model or volume is generated from a series of 2D x-ray images. Individual images or “slices” are collected in the real-time 2D imaging mode. The collection sequence includes a 360º rotation of the sample about an axis where the individual 2D images are taken at predetermined intervals. After data collection is complete, the 2D images are sequentially downloaded into a modeling program for 3D image generation.

Once a 3D model has been created it can be viewed on a computer monitor, digitally rotated for various viewing angles, sliced to form section planes and filtered to remove obstructive content. Color may also be added for visualization enhancement. During the industrial 3D inspection process, individual images may be saved for presentation purposes. The entire 3D inspection may also be recorded in an .AVI movie format for viewing by the end user. Delphi Precision Imaging provides industrial CT 3D X-Ray services in the Seattle area as well as industrial 2D DR X-Ray services.

More information on Industrial Computed Tomography can be found on Wikipedia by clicking here.

WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (DR / 2D)?

Industrial Digital Radiography (DR), commonly referred to as Real Time or 2D imaging, is a film-less x-ray method where images are recorded in a digital format (computer hard drive, memory stick, CD or DVD) rather than the traditional film method. 

DR takes just a few seconds, so results can be viewed on a computer monitor in real time and results can be forwarded wherever they are needed. In addition, multiple angular views can be captured and the Micro-focus sensitivity allows for internal inspection at the single digit micron level.