X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) is bringing new tools to face hard tasks.
The automotive sector uses many well-known testing technologies in order to validate manufacturing processes, enhance assembly, and guarantee reliability and measure deviations. They all have limitations, advantages and drawbacks and a new innovative way to complete them is to use X-Ray CT, a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technique that allows industrial metrology experts, quality managers or academic researchers to work directly or indirectly within the automotive industry to improve their capacities.
Thanks to X-Ray CT and its remarkable ease to look inside components without destroying, opening or even touching them, it is nowadays possible to get accurate results within a few seconds of scanning time. Being able to penetrate various materials, X-Ray CT can be used for metrology, porosities and inclusions analysis, retro engineering, assembly verification and many other applications linked to the automotive quality process.
RX Solutions systems are easy to use, affordable and can be fully integrated for an automatic shop floor inspection with X-Ray CT. Providing digital data, manufacturing process deviations can be predicted by linking CT results to fully automated data analysis software. This could be the future for direct machining correction and zero-defect production.