Advanced Metrology can be used at each step of a product lifecycle
1. Product Design
Research and Development - Product design – Engineering - Prototyping
The is the beginning of every product. All the product specifications are defined, from the design to the product dimensions and tolerances. X-ray CT can be used as a validation tool by giving in a single scan the entire part geometry, including the inside structures.
2. Production and quality control
Production – Failure analysis – Warranty & reclaim
After being developed, the product enters the production phase. This step also required advanced 3D metrology to be sure that the defined specifications are met. During the manufacturing process, a critical control dimension measurement help to keep an eye on the manufacturing process.
X-ray CT can be used at a different level, either as an inline technology included directly on the production line or at-the-line/off-line. This production monitoring can help to prevent any losses, such as dumping defective products or manufacturing line downtime, as well as damage to the company's reputation and the release of defective products.