3D Computed Tomography

What is 3D CT and how does it work?


How Does Computed Tomography Work?

3D Computed Tomography (CT) is a nondestructive scanning technology that allows you to view and inspect the external and internal structures of an object in 3D space.  Computed Tomography works by taking hundreds or thousands of 2D Digital Radiography projections around a 360 degree rotation of an object.  Proprietary algorithms are then used to reconstruct the 2D projections into a 3D CT volume, which will allow you to view and slice the part at any angle.

3D CT virtually eliminates interpretation errors and opens the door to many capabilities; some not available with any other technology. These capabilities include:

  • Internal and external measurements
  • 3D CAD comparisons
  • Void analysis
  • Surface reconstructions for reverse engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • And much more

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What Can You Expect to See?

3D Computed Tomography (CT) gives you enhanced capabilities with versatility and product information that you cannot receive anywhere else. CT virtually eliminates evaluation error and gives you a visual understanding of your product that you may have never seen before.

Computed Tomography X-Ray inspection is a completely nondestructive and noncontact method for obtaining internal and external information on just about any object ranging from microns to feet in size!

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3D X-ray Industrial CT Scan of Injector

North Star Imaging Computed Tomography systems are the easiest to use in the industry. NSI’s efX-CT software uses five simple steps to guide you through the CT scanning process and have you inspecting your product in no time – increasing your quality and efficiency.

3D Industrial Computed Tomography X-ray Inspection scanning is great for

  • Failure Analysis
  • Assembly Verification
  • Advanced Material Analysis
  • Weld Quality Analysis
  • Plastic Welding/Bonding Quality Verification
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Product Quality Compliance/Screening
  • Product Contamination
  • Internal and External Measurements
  • Food Products Inspection
  • Museum Artifact Digitization
  • Aluminum and Steel Castings Inspection
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Device Inspection
  • Electronic Component Inspection
  • 3D Metrology
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Density Analysis
  • and much more

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Cory Mackedanz

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Grant Madich

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Ben Connors

Inspection Services Manager