Our forensic laboratory includes an XTH 225 computed tomography (CT) scanner. Industrial CT is a powerful tool for analyzing and inspecting the interior structures of test objects and artifacts without damaging them. A CT scan generates cross-sectional images of an object, which can then be rendered into 3-D views (volume rendered by processing of cross-sectional images) that can be used for a host of useful analyses, all while preserving the sample’s original conditions.
FMRL has used CT for failure analysis (electronic devices, including batteries, printed circuit boards, e cigarettes); fire debris; plumbing components; other failed parts. We’ve also used it for analyzing internal porosity of welds, castings, and plastic parts as well as research (e.g., deformation of materials in a compression fitting).
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