Are you looking for a way to reduce your product inspection costs or failure analysis costs? The industrial CT scanning process lowers costs like these between 25% and 75% in comparison to other existing technology.
What is a CT scan?
CT stands for “computerized tomography”. It uses a computer that retrieves data from multiple x-ray images and converts them into pictures to be viewed on a monitor. You often hear about CT or CAT (computerized axial tomography) scans in the context of medical procedures. Tomography is the process of generating a two-dimensional image of a section found within a three-dimensional object. This same technology can be used for industrial x-ray inspection, as well.
Why should I use a CT scanner for industrial x-ray imaging?
Industrial CT technology is evolving rapidly. Just a few CT slices would have taken hours to generate years ago, but now we are able to reconstruct entire 3D models in mere seconds. In fact, x-rays can be taken as quickly as 30 frames per second. Industrial CT scanning can also accommodate items of varying sizes; parts from .5mm in length to 660mm in diameter can be x-rayed, so the size of your product will never be a problem. The use of a CT scanner for industrial purposes is beneficial since it allows you to analyze a device without disassembling it, and you are able to see the internal components in their functioning position.
Fun Facts About the History of Computerized Tomography
- Computerized Tomography was invented in 1972, and the first CT scanners were installed between 1974 and 1976
- The creators Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- The original CT systems were intended solely for the imaging of the human head. CT scanners that could accommodate the whole body of a patient became available in 1976.
- There are approximately 6,000 Computerized Tomography scanners currently installed in the United States, and around 30,000 worldwide.
- The very first CT scanner developed took several hours to obtain the raw data for a single scan. It took days to produce a single image.
- The first CT scanner took nine whole days to produce a complete picture of a preserved human brain.