X-ray and, in particular, combined with 3D CT are the most efficient and cost-effective testing methods to ensure product quality without destroying or altering the inspection part.
NDT – a smart procedure for today’s materials testing
Destructive testing methods like bending, crushing, torsion tests or micrographs have one big disadvantage: Because they result in irreversible damage, the component under inspection cannot reenter the production process after testing. In the age of digitization and interconnected industrial production, non-destructive testing proves to be the smartest choice for modern quality control and assurance. Whether it is used in the evaluation of individual components or whole production processes, for the assessment of geometry or composition properties of a specific part – modern NDT supplies manufacturers with valuable data that can be used for feedback loops, statistical evaluations, and automation in the smart factory.
The basics of non-destructive testing with X-ray and CT
While the term industrial X-ray refers to the classic radiographic process of generating two-dimensional (2D) images of a component, industrial computed tomography (CT) is the X-ray method that combines 2D X-ray images to create a three-dimensional (3D) model. Both methods require an X-ray source that emits the radiation from the focal spot through the object to an X-ray detector. The detector, a one-dimensional line detector array (LDA) or two-dimensional flat-panel detector (digital detector array, DDA), picks up the radiation. In the final image, different shades of gray represent different density values and thus display material properties or defects.
Which industries does Comet Yxlon serve?
Less downtime, fewer rejects, and recalls – Comet Yxlon X-ray and CT inspection solutions help manufacturers optimize product quality and production processes. Learn more about our inspection expertise in these industries:
- Metal casting
- Science & Research
- Additive manufacturing
Compliance with international industry standards and norms
Quality without exceptions: Comet Yxlon designs and manufactures X-ray and CT inspection systems in compliance with international industry standards and norms, e. g., the following:
European norms for non-destructive testing
- DIN EN 462: Non-destructive testing, the image quality of radiographs
- DIN EN 13068: Non-destructive testing, radioscopic testing
- DIN EN 12681: Radioscopic testing in the metal casting industry, technology using digital detectors
Norms of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- ASTM 2698: Standard practice for radiographic examination using digital detector arrays
- ASTM 2737: Standard practice for digital detector array performance evaluation and long-term stability
- ASTM E 1695: Standard test method for measurement of computed tomography (CT) system performance