As a manufacturing operation, you want to keep costs to a minimum and product quality at its highest. Wall thickness is one of many parameters that must be accurate to produce viable components, which is why MicronPA offers measurement services that help identify optimal wall thickness and maintain the quality of your output.
What Is a Wall Thickness Analysis?
Wall thickness is often an essential specification for component manufacturing. Wall thickness analysis determines if the wall thickness is within a design’s tolerances and if it will perform correctly.
At MicronPA, our wall thickness measurement process starts with a nondestructive computed tomography (CT) scan. The scanner will create an internal and external boundary around the part being evaluated and measure the distance between every surface to determine wall thicknesses.
A 3D model will show variations in thickness with color-coding and create a graph with wall thickness deviations. With a better understanding of material distribution in a component, manufacturers can alter their production processes as needed.
Wall thickness measurement is a common practice for plastics and cast parts where material distribution is prone to inconsistencies. It’s also valuable in high-precision industries like automotive and aerospace, where parts must be produced in adherence with tight tolerances.
What Are the Benefits of Checking Wall Thickness?
Measuring the wall thickness of parts can be beneficial to manufacturing operations in a few ways, with the biggest one being cost savings. Manufacturers are always looking for ways to reduce production costs — by identifying optimal wall thickness, you may be able to make parts more efficiently. Without knowing a component’s ideal wall thickness, you may increase a part’s weight, use more materials than necessary or create problems during the casting process.
MicronPA Is Your Single Source for Inspection Services At MicronPA, we can also measure nominal wall thickness in a computer-aided design (CAD) model to compare it to our scanned data. This comparison process is the best way to ensure your product meets design requirements. When you can ensure your components’ wall thickness stays within tolerances, your parts will perform correctly, and your customer will be happy with the result.
At MicronPA, we can also measure nominal wall thickness in a computer-aided design (CAD) model to compare it to our scanned data. This comparison process is the best way to ensure your product meets design requirements.
MicronPA Is Your Single Source for Inspection Services
MicronPA uses a personalized approach for inspection services by taking the time to understand your unique manufacturing and business requirements. While we can offer wall thickness analysis as a stand-alone service, we also provide a range of other inspection types to validate component accuracy.
We value your time, so we handle your wall thickness analysis efficiently to keep you on schedule. Our responsive customer service and fast turnaround times ensure you get the inspection services you need when you need them.
Contact Us for Nondestructive Wall-Thickness Measurement
MicronPA operates out of a certified and accredited lab in York, Pennsylvania, and we serve companies in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Request a free quote today to get started, or get in touch with us to learn more about our capabilities.