Avizio Inspect3D Software Provides Measurement Acquired by CT Systems

Computed Tomography is increasingly used in industry as a method for nondestructive testing, adding to standard Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) the ability to make digital measurements and detect and quantify defects inside a part.

Based on FEI’s flagship Avizo software application and integrating expertise acquired over more than 10 years, Avizo Inspect 3D software allows users to visualize, analyze, measure and inspect industrial objects acquired by CT systems or 3D microscopy.
Avizo Inspect$D provides a comprehensive set of tools addressing the whole development-to-production cycle: from materials research in off-line labs to automated quality control in production environments.

With Avizo Inspect users can reduce their design cycle, inspection times, and meet higher-level quality standards at a lower cost.

Advances in the resolution of computed tomography acquisition systems together with state-of-the-art analysis software have now reached a level of precision to be suitable for dimensional metrology in industrial inspection and provides:

  • Dimensional metrology with advanced measurement
  • Extensive set of inspection workflows for detection and quantification (indications, porosity, inclusions, defects, fiber characterization)
  • Easy creation and customization of inspection projects
  • Reporting and traceability
  • Actual/nominal comparison by integrating CAD models
  • Reverse engineering workflow for additive manufacturing
  • Automation and full in-line integration

Avizo Inspect 3D software for digital industrial inspection provides advanced dimensional metrology tools for defining a test plan on a reference part. Such test plans can be replayed automatically on any subsequent parts. Automatic Accept or Reject decisions can be made by evaluating the results of the test plan processing. A set of nominal values including tolerancing information can be defined on a reference part allowing  inspection of all parts and analysis for compliance.

While digital industrial inspection aims at improving production quality, the inspection process should also be able to provide cost reductions and support increased productivity. The ultimate goal is to fully automate complex inspection scenarios.

Avizo Inspect 3D software for digital industrial inspection provides an advanced recipe mechanism that allows defect detection and part characterization to be automated. For a particular inspection workflow, the recipe is created just once and can then be replayed at any time.

The work-flow includes advanced analysis processes that give meaningful insight about defects that are detected during the inspection. The automatically generated quantifiable measurements allow a proper assessment of the part quality.

While digital industrial inspection aims at improving production quality, being able to document the results generated during the inspection workflow and maintain a proper traceability of these results is of utmost importance.

Avizo Inspect 3D software for digital industrial inspection provides reporting and traceability mechanisms. The generation of these reports can even be automated through the work-flow functionality.

Reports can include 3D visualization snapshots of the generated results as well as spreadsheets containing the results of the different analyses. Each result generated through the inspection workflow contains a history log describing the different steps leading to this particular result.

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