8/14/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Supports AM Inspection with CT Scanning

The company is investing in computed tomography (CT) equipment that will help it better serve additive manufacturing customers requiring inspection and validation services.


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Jesse Garant Metrology Center (JGMC) has expanded its operations with investments in new equipment and better infrastructure. The expansion is intended accommodate the growing demand for high-volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation, including for 3D-printed parts.

As part of a five-year, $15 million roll-out investment in technology, the Jesse Garant Metrology Center is adding a more diverse range of advanced imaging systems, including industrial CT systems for inspecting large parts and assemblies.

The expansion includes supporting additive manufacturers with improved CT capabilities for a handling a wider size range of complex 3D-printed parts and for preproduction and production validation. The company provides manufacturers with accurate identification of porosity defects, residual powders, wall thickness variations, part to CAD comparisons for out of tolerance features, and dimensional measurements for first article inspection reporting requirements.

“Our services are not only to provide our customers with the essential data they need to make qualified decisions, but to help meet the growing demand for larger scale part inspection projects, and continue to be a supporting role in the advancement of industry” says Jesse Garant, president. “This expansion means we’re able to easily adapt to industry and meet the challenges of part inspection.”

With three locations within Michigan and Ontario, the company’s centrally located labs primarily serve as the automotive and aerospace industries.