3D Scanning Services
McSwain CT scanning services offer invaluable insight into parts, with a growing number of applications. After sending your parts to McSwain, a trained technician will perform the requested scan and reconstruction, return your parts, and deliver finalized data on a thumb drive. A free viewer software included on your thumb drive allows for viewing 3D objects, scrolling through 2D slices, and viewing any analyses and/or measurements performed. Additional analysis options are described below.
wall thickness analysis
With a wall thickness analysis, the user can quickly visualize and compare distances between material surfaces. Tolerances can be applied to minimum, maximum, and mean thickness, as well as to the thickness deviation.
A porosity analysis can detect defects such as pores, holes, and inclusions within a scanned part. With color-coded results in the 2D and 3D views, the user can visualize the size of individual pores and the percentage of a whole volume affected by defects. Specific parameters from the analysis can be reported, including defect position and size.
Animations provide non-technical viewers and those familiar with CT data an overview of 3D volume data in a common video file. Animations can be created to show external and internal surfaces, segmented/colorized sections, anomalies, rotational views, analyses results, and features of interest from a CT scan.
Detailed measurements can be performed on scan data by fitting geometry elements to volume data and measuring between features of interest. Measurement capability is also a feature on the free viewing software provided to clients with scan data.
Volume data from CT scans can be converted and output in CAD or mesh file formats. Resulting files are used in reverse engineering process, such as 3D printing.
Part-to-Part | Part-to-CAD | Part-to-Mesh
Actual volume data from scanned parts can be compared geometrically to other parts, CAD data, and/or mesh data. Color-coded results allow for clear visualization of deviations.