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X-ray CT illustrates the evolution of the computer mouse

Following “The Evolution of Electronic Light Bulbs” last year, Herminso Gomez has expanded the theme with a new series of images depicting “The Evolution of the Computer Mouse”. Using the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST, Herminso’s CT scans reveal just how much the internal features and dimensions have changed over the years, as well as the external ergonomics and aesthetics. Below, take a look at some of Herminso’s images featuring the evolution of the computer mouse as well as the evolution of the Apple mouse and some Read more...

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.

Industrial Ct at DTU Energy

DTU uses a high flux Nikon Metrology CT system to non-destructively investigate energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The high energy 225 kV microfocus source penetrates dense battery, electrolysis cell and fuel cell samples in the search for suitable materials to develop sustainable, green energy systems.   Non-renewable energy resources are used to generate approximately 85% of the world’s energy today, but the issues with these finite sources have been known for a long time. It’s not just that the supplies of fossil fuels are Read more...

Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components

Industry leader Mindarika based in India, designs, develops and manufactures all kinds of electrical switches and safety devices for automotive OEMs. Requiring a non-destructive inspection method, Mindarika install the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST to introduce non-destructive testing for an increased insight to maintain customer satisfaction and high levels of quality.   Mindarika is a joint venture between Indian company Minda Industries and Tokai Rika, a Japanese company. Minda Industries, sought the expertise in intelligent transport Read more...

Webinar – Insight into the inside with microfocus computed tomography – 27/10/2016

Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions can also help you to refine your prototyping and manufacturing processes. Beside explaining how CT technology can be used to inspect automotive components, we will also introduce latest developments and advantages of CT automation, configurable CT systems and new scanning methods. October 27th 2016, 16:00 CEST – 15:00 BST – 09:00 CDT – 10:00 EDT As automotive manufacturers and suppliers continue to produce components with more intricate structures it proves Read more...

Higher resolution & faster: X.Tend your CT scanning capability

Nikon Metrology introduces Inspect-X 5.1, the latest release of the acquisition and control software for Nikon Metrology’s range of X-ray and CT systems. With 5.1, Inspect-X now features X.Tend; a new CT acquisition method that enables users to scan taller samples with improved image quality. Accompanying the Inspect-X 5.1 release is the introduction of new, high performance, reconstruction workstations that provide world leading reconstruction times. X.Tend doubles the speed of the CT process for taller samples. Scanning tall parts often Read more...

Is X-ray and CT the solution for evaluation of additive manufactured components?

Herminso Villarraga-Gomez (Nikon Metrology, inc.) in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently written and published a paper addressing the viability of X-ray CT for inspecting additive manufactured components. Here you can read or download the paper to take a closer look at the experiment and understand the findings.   Additive Manufacturing continues to threaten to be the next big thing in manufacturing industries. The only hindrance is the ability to gain a reliable and comprehensive Read more...

Assessing the structural integrity of additive manufactured metal parts with X-ray CT

Nikon Metrology in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) recently investigated the non-destructive assessment of both structural and functional integrity of additive manufactured (AM) parts. In this article, you can discover where to learn more about how X-ray CT is a vital tool in failure analysis of additive manufactured parts.   CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio. US) in collaboration with Nikon Metrology recently investigated the progression of X-ray CT as a tool for assessing the process of additive manufacturing. Following on from Read more...

X-ray and CT inspection enables non-destructive testing in material research

X-ray scan of carbon fibre sample

Chesapeake’s 450kV micro-focus system  identifies damage and failure modes in composites Chesapeake Testing based in Maryland, USA use a collection of X-ray and CT equipment including the dual-source 225/450kV walk-in room system to facilitate non-destructive testing. Chesapeake use X-ray and CT in a wide range of applications from ballistics, sporting goods, to aerospace and automotive components, but the high resolution system has become an extremely valuable tool in material research too. Chris Peitsch, Lead NDT Engineer at Chesapeake Read more...

Seeing is believing: Quality Magazine reports on X-ray/CT for quality control

By Herminso Villarraga-Gómez X-ray computed tomography (CT) is an important industrial tool that enables us to see not only external surfaces but also internal features of an object without cutting or disassembling the sample. CT is widely used as a technique for quality control, but it is not as well known for its capacity to evaluate dimensional information. With accuracies comparable to or (in some circumstances) better than coordinate measurement machine (CMM) data, industrial X-ray CT machines can acquire a specimen’s dimensions and contribute Read more...

Micro CT drives breakthroughs in Mexican manufacturing

The Center for Non-Destructive Analytics at BUAP

Nikon Metrology provides X-ray and micro CT capabilities to Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), supporting their long term goal – to contribute to the creation and development of a proactive, productive, just and safe society. With a technology still very new in Mexico, BUAP offers specialized services to chemical, automotive and food industries in the region. They also look to conduct research in additional fields including biochemistry, forensics and archaeology, read on to find out more.   Founded in 1587, the Benemérita Read more...