High-Resolution Computed Tomography

Applied Technical Services offers High-Resolution Computed Tomography as an efficient, nondestructive testing method for industrial components. Having been utilized for decades in the medical sector, Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning has more recently become a relied-upon testing method for clients working in the industries of aerospace, additive manufacturing, and nuclear power, among other fields. This increase in demand for CT testing has been aided by computer technology advancements that have allowed for high-resolution scans of examined components to be converted into detailed virtual models. During CT inspections, a tested material is rotated on an axis inside a machine where X-ray images are taken. The computer then compiles these images to generate an accurate 3-D model, which can then be used to locate internal flaws and take thickness measurements of the original material.

Testing Capabilities

ATS’ High-Resolution Tomography services are performed by our CT Technicians, who possess both the extensive operating experience and cutting-edge equipment to provide accurate tests and inspections.

Our industrial CT scanning tools include:

  • Zeiss Metrotom 1500, with a 225kV micro-focus
  • Annual A2LA calibration
  • Certified to accuracy within 4.5 microns
  • Chamber fits specimens up to 11.75 in (300mm) in diameter x 23.6 in (600mm) high. 50 kg (110 lb) weight limit.
  • Northstar Imaging X5000
  • Minifocus 450kV X-ray projector (0.016” Focal spot at 3mA)
  • Dual energy capability with 225kV Microfocus X-ray Machine
  • Can achieve focal size as low as 0.0002” (based on voltage)
  • Multi-Axis Manipulator (x, z, tilt, rotation), capable of supporting max 250 lb
  • Resolution of manipulator angle is 0.001°
  • Capture elongated subjects unable to fit within a single exposure by scanning with a spiral acquisition
Applied Technical Services – A Reliable Testing Provider

Since 1967, ATS has provided reliable testing and inspection services, successfully uncovering facts in Nondestructive Testing, Materials Testing, Metallurgy, Fire and Explosion Investigations, and Forensic Analysis. We serve clients in a wide range 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 work in accordance with our Quality Assurance program and are experienced in conducting testing and inspection procedures that follow the applicable standards of the various industries we serve. We employ a variety of skilled 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