Borescope for Metal Casting Inspections
How rigid and flexible borescopes can be used for quality control in metal casting industry.
Casting is a manufacturing process used to make countless metal objects every day. Many of these metal pieces are extremely intricate and used as parts to make up larger complex machines, systems, or units, such as engines, turbines, medical equipment, etc. Therefore, inspecting these metal castings before and during use is beneficial to maintaining the systems they make up.
A rigid or flexible borescope is often the easiest, most efficient, and fastest way to inspect the finer details of critical areas. A borescope can reach all the small dark and otherwise impossible to visualize places in metal castings. Using such an inspection device will allow you to observe for burs, voids, or defects on the surface of the metal, FOD (foreign object debris) that would otherwise be extremely hard to visualize. This will allow manufacturers to ensure the quality of their products. With video borescopes, images can be saved as pictures or videos or displayed on a screen for others to view.
Benefits of using borescopes to inspect metal castings:
Inspect hard to reach areas inside metal casting quickly
Check the fit and placement of cast parts in engines/machines
Quality control inspection for defects at the point of manufacture
Visualize areas in castings without having to dismantle engines, machines, etc.
You can choose a rigid or flexible borescope for quality casting inspection based on your needs. Micro Borescopes are the thinnest ones in our portfolio, with probe diameters as small as 0.37mm.
Medit's rigid borescopes feature a rod lens optical system and provide much better image compare to fiberscopes. In addition, optical rigid borescopes come in a wide selection of probe length, diameter, and direction of view.
If you're looking for the most suitable video borescope camera with or without articulation to see inside better when inspecting metal casting, check out the MICRON, ORION, and VOYAGER inspection cameras.