MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Defect Analysis

The defect analysis allows the detection of porosities, shrinkages and inclusions in components or component parts.

 

All located indications may be sorted according to size and visualized in color in their 3D-volume and in the single sectional views. Besides dimensioning the defects, further information as the volume, the position coordinates and an equivalent micro-section surface of the defect are calculated..

The minimal distance between two defects can also be displayed. For the documentation and fast distribution of the analysis results, the pdf-format proved to be of value. However an extensive analysis is possible in a 3D model.

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Porosity Analysis

The non-destructive 2D defect analysis of castings on the basis of the CT-sectional views according to VDG*-norm P 201 respectively VW 50097, enables you to replace the conventional, destructive and time consuming defect analysis procedures by a non-destructive, CT-based defect analysis by means of microsection.

The testing standards define the requirements for the examination of light metal castings.

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Material Distribution

Foams, sponges and other porose materials have several advantages over conventional solid constructions: they are light-weight, absorb energy and vibrations, just to mention a few advantages. In order to apply them reasonably it is absolutely necessary to compare the real component with the construction. Are the material/air-ratio, the material distribution and material structure correct? These and further information may be extracted from the data collected by CT.


 

Fiber Distribution in Composite Materials

In fiber composite materials the position and arrangement of the fibers within the surrounding matrix and in relation to the adjacent fiber layers are of primary importance for the component properties. Therefore this information is an invaluable asset for the real component. Based on the CT results, these data may be analyzed, illustrated and statistically evaluated.

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