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Part scanned using industrial computed tomography
Take a look at this firearm part that we scanned using CT scanning. At first glance you may think it resembles a scan taken by your run-of-the-mill scanner. But zoom in further, and you see that it is no ordinary scan. What looks like some fine texture at first glance looks like a mountain range up close.
Not only is the scan of exceptionally high resolution, it is also extremely accurate, so that the scan may be used as a reliable reference for designing add-ons, changes, accessories etc. We can support your project with this same level of detail and accuracy using industrial CT scanning services.
While both medical and industrial CT scans employ the same underlying technology — capturing multiple two-dimensional X-ray images and assembling them into a three-dimensional model — each serves a distinct purpose and has unique characteristics. Medical CT scanning is primarily designed for diagnosing and monitoring disease within the human body. It focuses on soft tissue contrast and prioritizes patient safety, limiting the radiation dose exposure significantly.
On the other hand, industrial CT scanning is engineered for inspecting a wide range of materials, from plastic to metals. Its emphasis lies in spatial resolution and accuracy, allowing for the detection of minute defects and measurements in objects. Unlike medical CT, industrial scanners can use higher radiation levels because there are no biological safety considerations. Thus, while similar in their operating principle, the primary differences between medical and industrial CT scanning reside in their objectives, radiation dose, and the nature of the materials scanned.