Injection molding company Trademark Plastics recently announced that it has added a Zeiss computed tomography system for measuring and inspecting components made of plastic or light metal.
The Zeiss Metrotom 800 will enable better product inspections by generating 3D volume data sets with higher resolution and faster turnarounds because of reduced scan time, according to Riverside, Calif.-based Trademark Plastics.
Conventional inspections include the destruction of the testing device by slicing cross-sections of the product for optical observation. These inspections can time-consuming and incomplete, the company said in a news release. The Metrotom’s X-ray capabilities allow all sections of the product to be inspected very quickly and multiple parts can be scanned simultaneously to further improve efficiency, according to Zeiss.
In other news, Trademark Plastics said it recently received accreditation from not-for-profit medtech audit provider MedAccred. MedAccred is a supply-chain oversight program of the Performance Review Institute. It conducts critical-process audits for its member OEMs to ensure their suppliers adhere to global regulations and requirements, and helps reduce the number of onsite audits for suppliers.