CT Scanning From Medical to Industrial
The medical field has taken advantage of radiography techniques for many years to capture images of internal bodily structures like bones and organs. A CT scan is a computerized imaging procedure in which a beam of x-rays produces signals that are processed by the computer to generate a number of cross-sectional images of the body. This allows doctors to diagnose medical conditions affecting the internal structures of the body.
As technology advances, it tends to cross over into other professional spheres, developing multi-purpose functionality. One such piece of technology is the CT scanner. Once used solely for medical purposes, this 3D imaging device gave birth to the Industrial CT scanning machine, which is now used for reverse engineering.
So, how do industrial CT scanning methods work? We will start with the basics. Industrial 3D scanners have the capability of capturing images of internal structures, eliminating the issue of visual overlap. In doing this, the scanner makes the anatomy of an object more apparent and allows researchers to inspect every individual layer separately.
This allows us to see every detail within an object without deconstructing it, or literally taking it apart. Thus, industrial CT scanning reduces the cost of product inspection and failure analysis by up to 25%. It also saves a significant amount of time as there is no need to put the machine or product back together after looking inside of it.
More specifically, industrial CT scanning uses the same computerized tomography technology as medical CT scans to produce three-dimensional images of machines and products. The technology consists of three main aspects: an x-ray source, a movable table, and a kind of detector. The number of images taken in a single CT scan ranges from several hundred to several thousand.
Like a doctor, an engineer or product inspector can use a CT scanning device to diagnose problems affecting the internal structure of an object.