Jesse Garant Metrology Center has launched a new high energy industrial CT scanning service.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center has launched a new high energy industrial CT scanning service.

Jesse Garant Metrology Center, an inspection company based in the US and Canada, has launched a new high energy industrial CT scanning service. The company says that, with this system, it will be the only private lab in the world to provide this specialized inspection service.

The system has a 3 MeV cone-beam x-ray source with a large format 2k x 2k flat panel digital detector. It will be able to accommodate rapid inspection of mid-size parts, up to 44.5 inches in diameter by 63 inches in height. It is suitable for pre-production inspection of a wide range of plastic polymer and multi-material parts for engineered applications, commercial aerospace, automotive, and large part medical device industries.

The system reportedly allows for a drastic reduction in inspection time for scanning mid-size parts and assemblies. While existing high energy CT inspection services may take 4-16 hours to complete scans, the new system is able to scan parts in less than an hour. The service will also be suitable for inspection of multi-material parts and assemblies, allowing for cleaner separation of internal components, and inspection of higher density materials not possible with lower energy micro CT systems.

‘We’re helping manufacturers qualify and validate parts that either weren’t possible because of limitations with existing technologies or weren’t feasible because the service was too costly or took too much time,’ said Jesse Garant, president.

This story is reprinted from material from Jesse Garant Metrology Center, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.