Computed Tomography (CT) Services

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Applied Technical Services (ATS) offers CT (Computed Tomography) Services for clients looking to analyze and verify the quality of their products. The demand for Computed Tomography has increased in recent years due to advancements in computer technology, allowing CT scans to provide an efficient, nondestructive method of testing for industrial purposes. ATS’ advanced Tomography machines can aid manufacturing companies throughout a product’s design and analysis phases, as well as being capable of accurately locating internal deficiencies during failure investigations.

When performing a CT inspection, an object is placed inside a machine where it is situated between an X-ray projector and an X-ray detector (also known as a DR Panel). The machine then proceeds to take multiple X-ray images by rotating the projector on an axis around the examined test material. Through a process called tomographic reconstruction, all data collected by the machine is then converted by a computer into cross-sectional pictures that can then be formed into a virtual 3-D model. Our detailed, three-dimensional CT scans are highly useful in measuring interior dimensions and discovering hidden design flaws.

Testing Capabilities

All of our Computed Tomography services are performed by ATS’ well-trained CT technicians, who use cutting-edge equipment to provide comprehensive tests and inspections.

Our industrial CT scanning tools include:

  • Zeiss Metrotom 1500, 225kV micro-focus
  • 50 kg (110 lb) weight limit
  • Analysis volume up to 300 mm (11.75 in) diameter x 600 mm (23.6 in) high
  • Northstar Imaging X5000
  • Multi Axis Manipulator (x, z, tilt, rotation), able to support up to 250 lb
  • Resolution of manipulator angle is 0.001 of a degree
  • CT System scans with spiral acquisition in order to scan elongated objects that cannot fit within a single exposure
  • Minifocus 450kV X-ray Machine (0.016” Focal spot at 3mA)
  • Dual energy capability with 225kV Microfocus X-ray Machine (As low as 0.0002” Focal size based on voltage)
Applied Technical Services – A Reliable Testing Provider
Since 1967, ATS has earned an excellent reputation among clients in both national and global markets for uncovering facts in Nondestructive Testing, Metallurgy, Materials Testing, Forensic Analysis, Fire and Explosion Investigations, and Chemical Analysis. We work with clients in a variety of industries, including those in the fields of aerospace, automotive, defense, healthcare, manufacturing (both conventional and additive methods), and nuclear energy.
ATS Labs and Lab Experts Deliver Quality Assurance

ATS’ CT Technicians remain actively involved in the company goal of continuous quality improvement by working in accordance with our Quality Assurance program. We employ a variety of personnel — including investigators, well-trained technicians, metallurgists, scientists, chemists, and Professional Engineers in several disciplines — who have extensive experience in conducting testing and inspection services in compliance with the applicable standards of the various industries we serve. Our accreditations and certifications include Nadcap, recognition as an FAA Repair Station, and many more.

ATS is committed to the following policies:

  • Employ Qualified and Engaged Personnel
  • Conduct Testing and Inspections in Accordance with Applicable Standards
  • Provide Clear and Accurate Data
  • Deliver All Professional Services in A Timely Manner

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