Can 3D Engineering Solutions find porosity of a 0.2mm size?

Recently, 3D Engineering Solutions was asked if we could detect porosity of a 0.2mm in a customer casting.

Finding your 0.2mm porosity should not be an issue.

We use Perkin-Elmer 16”x16” Panel detectors with a 0.200mm pixel pitch.  That means that for each of the thousands of x-rays taken of your casting, the individual pixel size is 0.2mm x 0.2mm.  So basically, the panel will see right at a 0.2mm defect.  Beyond this, two other factors work in our favor: magnification and Sub-Voxel Resolution.

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A Case Study: The Advantage of Using Micro Focus Industrial CT Scanning

Recently I had a client who was purchasing micro motors from a Chinese company. These motors were very specialized for their required function as it has a gear reduction box attached to the output shaft.

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Automotive OEM Service: High-volume & Certified X-ray Inspection

3D Engineering Solutions’ state of the art, temperature controlled, and ISO17025 accredited metrology lab offers certified digital radiography services. Our metrology lab and 30,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space can accommodate customer’s needs; from single part projects all the way up to production part projects for tens of thousands of parts. We have bar code logging capabilities for projects requiring full traceability and 100% data accountability.

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3D Engineering Solutions Certified CT Scanning

I am here today to share how 3D Engineering Solutions is a leader in CT scanning engineering. I’ll explain how we are the only company to have a piece of CT equipment to our ISO 17025 scope. This new piece of equipment allows us to perform more accurate scans.

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Reduce FAI/PPAP time & cost by 80%: The New Inspection Paradigm

Traditional FAI & PPAP

Traditionally FAI (First Article Inspection) and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) inspections include a complete look at all the print dimensions.  A typical dimension may take 10-minutes to fully program, collect the data and report using traditional methods.  Because prints can easily have between 150 to 1,000 dimensions, this becomes a significant time and resource constraint for many projects.

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Why Choose 3D Engineering Solutions for your Industrial CT Scanning Needs?

When it comes to engineering services, we know there are many options to consider. To better explain how our services compare to the competition, we created a video that answers the question:

What differentiates 3D Engineering Solutions from scanning bureaus?

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A First in Industrial CT Scanning Services

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We have been talking about our new industrial CT scanning services over the last few months, and now have great news to share. 3D Engineering Solutions is the first company in the world to receive an ISO 17025 certification for industrial CT scanning services. This means that internal and external elements of an assembly can be scanned and analyzed with intense precision, like no one else can.

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What to Consider When Using Industrial CT Scanning

With 3D Engineering Solutions adding two new industrial CT scanning systems from Nikon Metrology, and the upcoming opening of an industrial CT scanning Center of Excellence (the first of its kind in the United States), I thought it would be a good idea to record my answer an important question about the technology:

When should I consider using industrial CT scanning vs. other scanning technologies for collecting 3D metrology and point cloud data?

Do you have any other questions or comments about industrial CT scanning or its uses? Please let me know. Feel free to contact me or call our offices at (513) 771-7710.

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Partnership with Nikon Metrology Brings Industrial CT Scanning to 3D Engineering Solutions

We have been fortunate enough to form a partnership with Nikon Metrology and use their latest CT scanning technology.  These scanning machines use X-rays to penetrate an entire assembly at one time, eliminating the need line of sight restrictions you would have with laser, probe, vision or structured light scanning systems.  Its non-destructive testing capabilities allow us to scan entire systems without disassembling critical components.  We will break down the paradigm that precision industrial scanning is expensive and time-consuming.  Our services will provide ISO 17025 certification quality combined with excellent turnaround for our services and 24/7 customer support.

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Industrial CT Scanning: the Future of Data Capture Modeling

3D Engineering Solutions has expertise in multiple types of industrial modeling and metrology techniques, including laser scanning, contact and non-contact dimensional inspections, and light scanning. These methods allow us to create highly accurate records of the structure of the subject. But our newest technology has us the most excited.

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