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Volume Graphics Generates Unified Workflow From CT Scan to Full Statistical Analysis

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This close cooperation between Volume Graphics and Q-xDAS that are now unified under the roof of Hexagon, a global provider of sensor, software, and autonomous solutions, takes automation to the next stage: statistical evaluations can now be fully combined into a CT scan data analysis workflow.

FREMONT, CA: Volume Graphics, a leading software company, is extending its data export from its non-destructive testing and analysis software based on industrial Computed Tomography (CT) to the statistics software Q-DAS qs-STAT. This close cooperation between Volume Graphics and Q-xDAS that are now unified under the roof of Hexagon, a global provider of sensor, software, and autonomous solutions, takes automation to the next stage: statistical evaluations can now be fully combined into a CT scan data analysis workflow.

Most users want to evaluate the quality data of their scanned components statistically. This instance is often a basic need for automated applications. Q-DAS solutions like the Q-DAS qs-STAT package are considered to be the de-facto standard for statistical analysis. The business had already adopted an option for data export to the Q-DAS software in its earlier Release 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX. But now, as a fundamental part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Q-DAS and Volume Graphics are working on making the data exchange between statistics and computed tomography even tighter.

The first result of this association is exporting 3D representations of components or measured features to Q-DAS software. This option was lately introduced with version 3.4.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE. In practice, the user merely marks the relevant box in the export mask. The software then combines the corresponding part image to the data to be transported. Users can make their reports, which they represent and access with Q-DAS qs-STAT, even more transparent. They can instantly see which measurement series belongs to which detail.

"Currently, it is possible to export 3D component representations from our coordinate measuring module using measurement data," says Johannes Knopp, Product Manager Automation & Inline, Volume Graphics. "But progress does not stop there. Our development department is already working on including additional results from the array of gray-value-based material analyses, such as defect analyses, in the export functions. The aim is to realize a seamless, fully automated workflow for all CT quality data."