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Helical Scanning with Cutting Edge CT X-ray Systems

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Dec 6, 2016 8:45:00 AM

In an exclusive webinar, Peter Kramm, YXLON Senior Product Manager, discusses the revolutionary computed tomography technology found in the YXLON FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems, with a detailed segment on helical scans. The talk focuses on why and how state-of-the-art CT systems must deliver excellent image quality, detail visibility, and powerful measurement capabilities.

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Topics: CT, computed tomography

Christian Gueck is new head of YXLON Inspection Services

Posted by Gina Naujokat on Nov 28, 2016 6:22:21 AM

YXLON, November 28, 2016: Christian Gück took over the management of YXLON Inspection Services and will promote the expansion of the inspection services for customers worldwide. Especially dimensional metrology by means of computed tomography poses considerable challenges both to X-ray systems and inspectors. Gück, who had already focused on metrology during his studies, had the opportunity to gain extended experience in the field of conventional measuring methods like tactile or optical technologies as well as CT Metrology during several years with a renowned German company. “During that time I specialized and focused on dimensional measuring by computed tomography because in the framework of the initiative Industry 4.0 and completely new production technologies it means a great future market. As the person responsible for CT inspection services on site, and during numerous customer training sessions I had the chance to learn about customer requirements and demands in very diverse industries”, Gück says.

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Topics: CT, industrial ct, metrology, inspection services

How Computed Tomography Reveals the Internal Anatomy of Bat Skulls

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Nov 15, 2016 8:45:00 AM

Abigail Curtis, a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, demonstrates how computed tomography reveals unexpected scientific insights into bat physiology. X-ray with computed tomography is used to create digital reconstructions of modern and fossilized bat samples. These images enable research into how bat species have developed specialized anatomy for eating, communicating, and locating food. Most importantly, researchers are using non-destructive testing methods to share digital scans of bats to collaborate on a global scale.

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Topics: CT, computed tomography

CT & Industry 4.0: User Conference at YXLON highlights new opportunities

Posted by Jason Robbins on Nov 11, 2016 10:48:19 AM

During a diversified schedule over two days, the topic “What has CT to do with Industry 4.0?” was considered at the YXLON CT User Conference 2016 in alternating presentations, hands-on sessions and panel discussions from different perspectives. Guest speakers from Airbus D&S France, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Laser Zentrum Nord (Germany) and Renault Formula OneTM Team (UK) delivered interesting insights into their various applications and experience with CT technology to the audience.

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Topics: CT, industrial ct

Computed Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing in Natural History Museum Collections

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Nov 4, 2016 7:49:24 AM

In a recent CT Science Days event, Dr. Edward Stanley, PhD of herpetology, of the California Academy of Sciences, discussed how researchers are using computed tomography to study reptiles and amphibians in ways that preserve specimens and facilitate collaboration. The following is an excerpt of his talk from his educational video seminar, held in Hudson, Ohio, USA, in the spring of 2016. Our thanks to Dr. Stanley for his contributions. --Editor's Note

When you think of natural history museums, you probably think of things like dinosaurs rearing up improbably, or dioramas with cave men, or living forests and bio-domes. Or, maybe you think that it's a good place to employ out-of-work actors. There are all kinds of things like this in natural history museums around the world. Education is a massively important role that museums play, but, actually, behind the scenes they're legitimate research institutions, and they play an important role in academic research for a whole range of different fields.

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Topics: CT

How It's Made: A Video Introduction to Computed Tomography

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Nov 3, 2016 10:37:30 AM

Computed tomography (CT) goes light years beyond regular 2-D X-ray technology to deliver accurate three-dimensional images of scanned objects, including their voids and areas of differing density. Jason Robbins, YXLON Senior Product Manager, explains the science of CT in this (fun and nerdy!) educational video.

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Topics: CT, computed tomography

Industrial Computed Tomography for Composites: Webinar Nov. 8th

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Oct 14, 2016 6:28:10 AM

You are invited to attend a free CompositesWorld.com webinar to learn how computed tomography (CT) can be used for the inspection of fiber orientation.

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Topics: CT

ASTM E2973 Digital Reference Images for Aluminum and Magnesium Die Castings

Posted by Jeannine Memminger-Adamski on Aug 11, 2016 11:16:40 AM

As a new option, YXLON now also provides the ASTM E2973 Digital Reference Images for Aluminum and Magnesium Die Castings in its imaging software Image2500 and Image3500 for X-ray inspection systems including Y.MU2000-D and MU60 AE. The reference images, which so far have only been available as an image catalog for radiographic inspections with film, can now be deployed in digital radioscopy for defect evaluation of Aluminum and Magnesium alloys in die castings via a second review monitor.

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Topics: ASTM, Die Casting

Inauguration of MU2000-D at Renault Formula One Team Technical Centre

Posted by Gina Naujokat on Jul 26, 2016 8:06:34 AM

YXLON International, worldwide leading producer of X-ray and CT systems for industrial applications and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team announce the successful start of their technical partnership. YXLON has provided its proven Y.MU2000-D X-ray system as a premium version which includes the Variofocus X-ray tube, High-Dynamic Radioscopy (HDR) as well as computed tomography (CT). Renault Sport Formula One™ Team can now conduct most of their inspection tasks for quality assurance and R&D with this universal X-ray inspection system, thus optimizing their testing processes.

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Topics: CT, non destructive testing, formula 1, NDT, computed tomography

Advances in X-Ray Inspection For Electronics, Part 3: Microelectronics

Posted by Friedhelm Maur on Jul 21, 2016 8:06:55 AM

A Better Image For Demanding Applications

As new technologies emerge, they push x-ray systems to evolve and adopt new methods of imaging in difficult materials and locations. One of today's more prevalent and demanding areas that x-ray systems has been able to provide a solution is in microelectronics. 

 

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Topics: NDT, Electronics

DownloadIconHigh Pressure Turbine Blades: A Guide for Non-Destructive Inspection of Cast Parts

Learn how superalloy turbine parts operate in temperatures that exceed their melting point, and how non-destructive testing systems are built to automatically measure and ensure acceptable imaging parameters for these complex parts. Click Here to Download

DownloadIconTwelve Things You Should Know Before Buying a 3D Industrial Computed Tomography System

This is essential reading if you are considering upgrading to Computed Tomography over your current X-ray inspection system. Learn how to scope your application requirements and avoid wasting cash on unnecessary features.Click Here to Download

DownloadIconManaging a Successful Transition from Film to Digital Radiography: Part One of Two 

Learn how to transition your non-destructive test process from film to digital X-ray. Covers the ASTM industry standards that are relevant for digital radiography. Click Here to Download

 

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