NSI’s new lab offers industrial 2D and 3D computed tomography for quality inspection
July 19, 2022
ROGERS, Minn.—North Star Imaging recently opened a new Inspection Services Laboratory in Orlando, Florida, where it is now providing industrial 2D and 3D computed tomography inspection, the company said in a release.
“North Star Imaging manufactures industrial X-ray systems in Minnesota,” said Seth Taylor, vice president and general manager of NSI, in the release. “We’ve sold many X-ray systems in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. We also offer inspection services at our various global locations to address the demand for quality inspection of parts and components that are critical to other business.”
North Star Imaging said in the release that its new Orlando Inspection Services facility will have an X3000 and X5000 for low energy inspection. A 9 MeV High Energy system will also be installed later this year, the company said.
“We’re seeing the great demand for X-ray inspection from various industries across the United States,” said David Nokk, business unit manager for NSI’s U.S. Inspection Services Group, in the release. “We are offering low-energy inspection services now and will be offering High-Energy inspection services at this facility in early fall of 2022. In opening our inspection services lab in Orlando, we will assist the aerospace, defense, biomedical, additive manufacturing, automotive, and other industries in the Southeast, along with the rest of the United States.”
Typical inspections offered by the firm are said to include internal measurements, 3D CAD comparisons, void or porosity analysis, surface determinations for reverse engineering, finite element analysis, failure analysis, and more.
North Star Imaging is a manufacturer of turnkey industrial 2D and 3D digital radiography and computed tomography (CT) X-ray equipment. Industrial X-ray imaging is often used for R&D, failure analysis, quality control, internal measurements, high-speed 3d scanning, and 3d metrology, the company said.
X-ray scanning allows users to view and inspect the external and internal structures of a part without opening or destroying it. North Star Imaging said it also offers X-ray inspection scanning services at its sites in Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, and Florida.