How Can Industrial Scanning Services Help Your Business Recreate Missing Parts?

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An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a large or small company that makes a part that is then sold to another company for use in its end product. In most cases, an OEM is creating or recreating a unique part that does not always come with a set of detailed instructions or blueprints. As a result, many OEM production cycles can both start and end with an industrial scanning process.
Interestingly enough, the industrial scanning process can provide both initial plans and detailed blueprints for the production process, as well as non destructive testing options after the products have been completed.
Through reverse engineering, for example, industrial scanning can help OEMs evaluate the stability and sustainability of a current product, while at the same time providing information like wall thickness analysis and other specifics. A variety of x-ray inspection services like x-ray computed tomography and cone beam CT scanning make the OEM process more accurate and affordable.
Does Your Business Need Help Replacing a Damaged Tool or Part?
For example, if you run a small fencing company and your most commonly used tool breaks from overuse, where do you go to get it repaired? In many cases, the answer is an OEM company. While sometimes new replacement products are available, you may decide that your older tool is more effective and that you are disappointed to find out that you cannot replace it. And OEM company can use the previous tool as a model, and through the process of industrial scanning, develop either a repair, a replacement part, or a completely new tool. In addition, the plans that were created through the scanning process can be saved for the future production of more tools.
And while many people understand the value of industrial scanning services in the production of new materials, just as many understand the value of these services when it comes to testing the final product. In fact, research indicates that industrial CT scanning process reduces a customer’s new product inspection costs and failure analysis costs significantly. In fact, some estimates indicate that the savings can be somewhere between 25% and 75% when the industrial scanning and testing is compared to other types of existing technology.