Industrial CT scanning has gained prominence in dimensional data collection technologies with the advent and continual development of additive manufacturing. Now, CT scanning processes are being added to ISO17025 scopes of accreditation and the emergence of Metrology based CT is gaining recognition and acceptance across many industries.
GE Aviation held an Inspection Conference on October 8, 2019 at their facility in Evendale, Ohio. This conference was a chance for internal GE Aviation employees and external suppliers to GE to learn more about advanced data collection equipment and service offerings as well as attend informative presentations from industry experts.
Rob Glassburn presented and discussed CT scanning with dimensional inspection in mind. He explored what can be done and what the limitations are for CT scanning and for dimensional measurement extraction using CT scanning. Attendees gained a base understanding of the types of parts, materials and size limitations that exist for CT scanning and their impact in dimensional metrology.
Rob Glassburn is the VP of Operations for 3D Engineering Solutions. He has spent the past 10 years working with multiple touchless and contact metrology methods for this Cincinnati based inspection and engineering services business. Rob is a PE and holds an MSME, BSME and MBA and has been practicing engineering for the past 31 years. He has held roles in manufacturing, design and quality during his career.