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Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

3D Printing, Additive manufacturing, Computed tomography, Metrology CT, Nikon Metrology, X-ray and CT Inspection

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers for additive manufacturing took place. However, in its Centre for Bits and Atoms, Adam meets the people who are developing the future of biological manufacturing. In his words, “machines that can make machines, that can make machines”.

Neil Gershenfeld, the Director of The Centre for Bits and Atoms gives us a tour through the nano, micro, meso and macro levels of analysis. In this first part below, Neil demonstrates a variety of equipment, including the Nikon XT H 160. Neil refers to the XT H 160 as “possibly our favourite tool” before demonstrating its power.

Watch the full video below, or skip forward to see the appearance of the XT H 160 at 6 minutes 48 seconds…





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In a production environment where a fast solution to a problem is essential, internal material defects, complicated assemblies and hidden geometries can all be too complex and time consuming for manufacturers’ in-house inspection capabilities. In research and development, traditional methods of potting and slicing parts to analyse internal structure add time and expense to the prototyping process, due to their destructive nature.

If you are a manufacturer of components or assemblies incorporating plastics, metals, ceramics, electronic components or any combination of these, Nikon Metrology has in-house Inspection centers to perform X-ray and CT contract inspection services for new or existing clients.

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