X-ray Computed Tomography (CT), being non-destructive, fast, accurate and accessible, is now opening new options to inspect complex aerospace components.
Turbine blades, Pitot tubes, cast parts, additive manufactured housings, electronic sensors, landing gears or wing parts, they all can be scanned with a CT system designed and manufactured by RX Solutions.
The main advantage is that this technology is non destructive. Whatever the part that needs to be scanned, it does not need to be modified, cut or opened in order to check it. This is a very important feature when measuring internal vent holes drilled inside a turbine blade after the cast process or when looking for damages inside an honeycomb structure.
One of the main capabilities for X-ray CT results lies on the fact to be independent from the sample complexity. In a word, even if the geometry is very sophisticated and contains non-rigid structures or very detailed lattice arrangements, the scan will not be affected. It is then possible to perform a three dimensional reconstruction of internal walls inside a turbine component or a porosity analysis through a welded area.