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MATERIAL
ANALYSES

CT is an easy and efficient way to provide results based on a non destructive approach to generate data to characterize internal features and a complete reconstruction of 3D model. Multiple applications can be performed with the use of CT, from traditional industrial analysis, such as process defects detection in samples (voids, cracks, porosities), to metrology tasks such as dimensional measurements of the external as well as the internal features of complex geometries



Material micro structure analyses - High Resolution Inspection


Visualize inside your component with an ultra-high resolution (0,35 µm)


Computed tomography gives the opportunity to visualize tiny details with an ultra-high resolution. With a resolution below the micrometer, details at a nano scale can be observed. Computed tomography is widely used in many industrial research labs, as automotive, plastic industry, oil and gas …, to study and characterize components, understand their behavior and optimize simulations. 

Computed tomography with high resolution performance is an essential tool for scientists, biologists, quality engineers, who deal with materials of which the micro internal structure and its changes are important to understand the process going on into it and the behavior of the material.



Porosity & Inclusion analyses

Inspect inside as well as outside the component

Computed tomography is a great tool to visualize and quantify defects in 3D. X-rays are very sensitive to density material variations, and defects at different scales, down to hundreds of nanometers, can be detected.

 

Post-processing with a dedicated software enables the generationof complete porosity analysis reports and a classification of their geometry, according to their volume, sphericity or roundness. A classification based on several different criteria permits to visualize the different objects according to a color code.




Fiber Analyses


Understand composite parts behavior


​​ Computed tomography is a valuable non-destructive tool for the determination of fiber orientation and distribution in composite components, as well as the detection of fiber agglomeration and porosities, in combination with mechanical properties of the fibers and the matrix. Various parameters about individual fibers can be characterized, like tortuosity, fiber length or diameter, etc.  Characterization and classification based on several criteria can be directly reported.

 

Composite components are widely used in lightweight construction industries (aeronautic, automotive...). Moreover, fiber distribution provides important information on mechanical properties of the manufactured component. Using CT results, composite properties can be easily evaluated and analyzed at high accuracy.

 

An even more complete analysis about the mechanical behavior of the composite material can be carried out by reproducing the desired mechanical stress conditions (traction, compression, torsion, temperature variations) in a dedicated in-situ cell. This allows a better understanding of rupture mechanisms, and materials behaviors. 




Defect Analyses


Comprehensive defects inspection


Non-destructive testing allows the inspection of defects in the material's structure such as cracks, porosities or inclusions. A multitude of industrial applications require the use of computed tomography, to control manufacturing objects during the production stage.

Cracks, voids, porosity and inclusions analysis reveal important physical properties questioning the quality of the component and its performance characteristics.

CT provides the ability to detect, identify and quantify defects and visualize with 3D representations. Using a color code, a defects visualization by sizes, shapes or other criteria can be performed and the analysis results can be output in different formats and used to improve products quality.



Welding characterization


Assess every welds on your components


A large number of components contain interfaces between various parts (welding, gluing and assembly) and those interfaces must be of high quality to ensure the component's performance. 

On casting components, a lack of fusion (LOF) along the weld leads to an interruption of material cohesion, and a LOF can bring failures during the life time of the component. Computed tomography, and particularly the laminography mode is the best technique to easily and quickly inspect many welds as well as control in real time the welding parameters. Similarly to LOF, a lack of glue is also easily visible on less dense parts.

A quantitative analysis allows a comparison between the total volume and the void/inclusion volumes. Determination of the critical bonded heights at a given point along the weld, or adhesive bead can also be performed.



Assembly Inspection

Inspect even complex parts

Compared to a majority of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques, computed tomography is not limited by the sample geometry, and so, allows inspection of assemblies and/or complex parts.

When an object is assembled from different components, it will present multiple hidden features and elements. Computed Tomography can be implemented to investigate the assembly quality at any step of the production with the  distinct advantage of providing an internal visualization of the object without having to disassemble it.

Failure analyses - First article inspection (FAI)


Reduce time to market


Computed tomography is an efficient tool on the First article inspection. It helps to control   effectively all components features and reduce consistently the time to market providing useful information, not available with traditional inspection devices, to bring the necessary adjustment to the production process or to the component geometry.

Non-destructive testing allows defects identification in the material's structure such as cracks, porosities or inclusions. CT provides the ability to detect, visualize and quantify these defects, with 3D representations. Using a color code, it's easy to visualize defects by sizes, shapes and the analysis results are available in different formats.