(19)
(11)EP 3 722 793 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(43)Date of publication A2:
14.10.2020 Bulletin 2020/42

(21)Application number: 20165543.8

(22)Date of filing:  25.03.2020
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01N 23/046(2018.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 01.04.2019 US 201962827351 P
28.02.2020 US 202016804781

(71)Applicant: General Electric Company
Schenectady, NY 12345 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • HOWARD, Patrick
    Cincinnati, OH Ohio 45215 (US)
  • JANNING, John
    Cincinnati, OH Ohio 45215 (US)
  • GALISH, Andrew
    Cincinnati, OH Ohio 45215 (US)
  • MOERMOND, Kevin
    Cincinnati, OH Ohio 45215 (US)

(74)Representative: Openshaw & Co. 
8 Castle Street
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HR
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HR (GB)

  


(54)METHOD FOR INSPECTING COMPONENTS USING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY


(57) A method of inspecting a component using computed tomography is described, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a computed tomography (CT) scanner; (b) providing a target component; (c) reviewing the geometry of the component; (d) estimating the best component orientation; (e) orienting the component; (f) scanning the component with the CT scanner; (g) loading CT scan data into 3D image software; (h) registering the best CT scan data; (i) determining acceptable and unacceptable regions of CT scan data; (j) determining additional component orientations; (k) repeating steps (e) through (i) until all regions of CT scan data for the component are acceptable; and (1) creating a merged volume of acceptable CT scan data.







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