X-ray inspection

A Fortune 500 giant may be able to afford a bloated inspection budget, but if you’re trying to survive in the cutthroat world of industry, then you can’t. And of course, those Fortune 500 giants didn’t get where they are today by throwing around money carelessly.
So how can you reduce preproduction inspection costs in 2016?
First, you have to strike a delicate balance. First article inspections and similar analyses have to be highly accurate, and not just to pass regulatory muster. Should you miss something, you could waste millions producing faulty parts, while also opening yourself up to potential legal liability in the process. Yet at the same time, preproduction inspection is an expensive, time-consuming process. Any reduction in inspection costs or time could be incredibly valuable.
So what’s the solution?
As 3D imaging technology continues to advance, one form on non destructive testing is becoming the inspection method of choice, whether you’re making automotive parts, medical parts, or good old fashioned widgets. Industrial CT scanning inspection services are the most reliable way to reduce preproduction inspection costs without sacrificing accuracy. In fact, the best industrial CT scanning inspection services claim to be able to reduce their clients’ new product inspection costs and failure analysis costs by a minimum of 25% and up to 75%.
So how does it work?
Industrial CT scanning inspection services essentially provide a 3D digital X-ray. If it helps, think of industrial CT scanning as an MRI for industry. While a medical CAT scan gives you a 2D cross section, or “slice,” of a broken arm, 3D CT scanning combines thousands of these slices into a 3D model. This data can be analyzed by the slice, or in three dimensions — all down to the nearest micron.
Not only does this help clients reduce inspection costs, but this data can be used to perform any number of necessary testing. That further reduces costs by eliminating more inspections. And unlike 3D laser scanning services, industrial CT scanners provide an internal view of parts.
And with the ability to provide focal sizes as small as 1 to 5 microns, it’s hard to beat the accuracy of this exciting new 3D scanning technology.