Computed Tomography helps to optimize and validate casting process
Foundry components are diverse and widely used in various industrial fields such as the automotive or naval industries. They have complex material behavior displaying a range of failure modes.
Industrial CT scanning technology is the only inspection technique able to characterize in an easy way the overall material structure of a foundry component. CT scan provide precise measurements of the overall sample, from the whole structure down to individual porosity level. Every structural and dimensional aspect of casting parts can be assessed through one CT dataset. CT measurements can also be used as a tool to optimize casting process, revealing the spatial distribution of segregation in a non-destructive way and provide useful information to optimize casting processes.
Industrial CT scanning allows quick and accurate inspection of parts’ internal and external structures. With a proven high-resolution, RX Solutions CT devices enable the validation of tiny details on casting components. It is possible to define and export an accurate 3D model of the sample to make measurements of the inner and outer geometries, on simple or multi-material parts.
In the field of industrial research, nano inspection is widely used, to observe and characterize foundry components. Understanding the microstructure role helps to prevent cracks that can propagate through the intermetallic phases.