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Burloak receives Boeing approval to inspect aluminum AM parts

Using X-ray computed tomography

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Burloak Technologies Inc., a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, has been approved by The Boeing Company to inspect additively manufactured aluminum alloy components to Boeing’s BSS7046 specification using X-ray computed tomography.

This important inspection qualification follows another milestone qualification in 2021, through which the company was approved to additively manufacture aluminum AlSi10Mg components to the Boeing BAC5673 specification.

Burloak receives Boeing approval to inspect AlSi10Mg aluminum alloy AM parts using X-Ray Computed Tomography The BSS7046 qualification follows a rigorous evaluation of Burloak’s Computed Tomography (CT) system – equipped with a 300kV microfocus and a 180kV nanofocus tube. The qualification process involved a stringent examination of the technical proficiency of the operators as well as the associated laboratory processes and documentation

“This announcement is indicative of our growing ability to support Boeing with leading-edge, high-quality manufacturing solutions,” stated Jason Ball, Vice President & General Manager of Burloak Technologies. “As an additive manufacturing company, we are committed to delivering only high caliber, reliable products. CT scanning is an indispensable tool that allows us to inspect and analyze 3D printed components with unparalleled accuracy, ensuring that our customers receive products that are of the utmost quality.

With the completion of this qualification, Burloak Technologies will be moving forward to expand the scope of its Computed Tomography capabilities to include titanium alloys. This will be accompanied by Burloak’s mission to continuously push the industry forward by improving on its already rigorous processes.

A special thank you to the Boeing Research and Technology team for the opportunity to strengthen our ongoing partnership and expertise that allows Burloak to learn, improve and be at the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technologies.

While this qualification is specific to Boeing, Burloak has included Computed Tomography in its ISO17025 scope, therefore making it commercially available to any industry.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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