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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...

Advanced CT scanning provides a new insight into deadly lung disease

3D imaging | Deadly lung disease

Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used the powerful CT scanning equipment at their μ-VIS Centre for Computed Tomography to image Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) lung tissue sample for the first time. In the video below you can see the results of this process. Read on to find out more about this breakthrough. Our centre examines a wide variety of objects from the layup of individual carbon fibres in aircraft wing components, to the delicate roots of growing plants, and now parts of the body. By being a multidisciplinary Read more...

Webinar Wed. April 6 (4PM CET) – Micro Computed Tomography inspection of AM (additive manufacturing) parts

CT Webinar

Wed, Apr 6, 2016 – 14:00 GMT | 15:00 BST | 10:00 EST | 19:30 IST | 16:00 CEST Do you have 100% confidence in the failure-free operation of your AM parts? Micro Computed Tomography will tell you … Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) is frequently used today to produce automotive or aerospace components that require 100% failure-free operation. Complex product designs use minimum amounts of material to lower component weights without sacrificing on structural integrity. AM also allows us to produce parts with complex internal structures (e.g. Read more...

New Knowledge From Ancient Specimens Using X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT)

The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum together with Chesapeake Testing consulting firm are using computed tomography (micro CT) to not only scan marine mammal fossils, but also make 3D scans and data available for knowledge-seekers around the world. The mission of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, is admirably brief: “The increase and diffusion of knowledge.” The vision statement, a bit longer, is no less cogent: “Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and Read more...

Upcoming Webinar: Taking Micro-CT out of the Research Lab and onto the Production Line

Industrial micro-CT: From the research lab to the production line. Feb 17th, 2016 (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST — 8:00PM – 9:00PM CET) Typically X-ray micro computed tomography (CT) has been seen as a slow process carried out in the research lab to evaluate failures or spot defects. It has never been fast enough to be used on a production line – that is until now! Recent advances in high-resolution high-flux rotating targets for Read more...

Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom

Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom Brighton, MI – December 22, 2015 – As a result of increased business in Latin America, Nikon Mexico will be opening a new metrology showroom located in Queretaro, Mexico. To celebrate their grand opening they will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The open house is free to the public and will showcase their new state of the art metrology showroom. In addition to tours of the new office, application engineers will be available to provide customers with interactive Read more...

X-ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC – SwitchGear Company!

SGC – SwitchGear Company has installed a Microfocus CT system from Nikon Metrology to accelerate product development and to maintain high quality standards for incoming components from suppliers. The 225 kV X-ray equipment is installed on the production floor and is used to non-destructively inspect the quality of various components used in their medium voltage cubicles and the integrity of welded assemblies of SF6 filled enclosures. SGC – SwitchGear Company is a fast-growing, independent producer of medium voltage switchgear. With a Read more...