First Article CT Scanning

Applied Technical Services offers First Article CT Scanning for clients looking to validate the quality of their industrial products. Computed Tomography (also known as CT Scanning) is an efficient, non-intrusive method of measuring the internal and external features of a given component, as well as a vital tool in discovering flaws such as voids and delamination. CT scanning is performed by placing a sample part inside a machine that projects X-rays through the subject, generating images based on data the machine collects. These 2-D images are then compiled into a detailed 3-D model that shows both the interior and exterior features of the scanned part. First Article CT Scans are a dependable method for determining if a given product meets necessary dimensional and quality requirements, which is why this type of testing is heavily relied-upon in industries such as aerospace, nuclear power, and additive manufacturing.

Testing Capabilities

ATS’ First Article CT Scanning services are performed by our experienced Technicians, who operate cutting-edge equipment to perform accurate tests and inspections.

Our industrial CT testing tools include:

  • Zeiss Metrotom 1500, 225kV micro-focus
  • Analysis volume up to 300 mm (11.75 in) diameter x 600 mm (23.6 in) high
  • 50 kg (110 lb) weight limit
  • Northstar Imaging X5000
  • 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)
  • Multi Axis Manipulator (x, z, tilt, rotation), able to support up to 250 lb
  • CT System scans with spiral acquisition in order to scan elongated objects that cannot fit within a single exposure
  • Resolution of manipulator angle is 0.001 of a degree
Applied Technical Services – A Reliable Testing Provider

Since 1967, ATS has provided testing and inspection services for clients in both national and global markets, successfully uncovering facts in Materials Testing, Nondestructive Testing, Metallurgy, and Forensic Analysis. We work with customers 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

In keeping with our company goal of continually improving the quality of our services, ATS’ CT Technicians work in accordance with our Quality Assurance program. We employ a variety of skilled and experienced personnel — including investigators, well-trained technicians, metallurgists, scientists, chemists, and Professional Engineers in several disciplines. 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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