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YXLON Helps Renault Sport Formula One Team Race to the Finish, Safely

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Nov 16, 2017 12:13:16 PM

Yxlon, together with technical partner Renault Sport, hosted a select group of local NDT users at the Circuit of The Americas raceway on October 19th, 2017 in Austin, TX. This opportunity included of tour of the Renault Sport Formula One garage and pit area, a meet and greet with the team, and the chance to find out more about how the partnership between Renault and Yxlon enhances the performance of the Formula One Team. 

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Topics: NDT, X-ray, MU2000-D, formula one, racecar, sport racing, CT, foundries

YXLON and California Academy of Sciences Cooperation Enjoys NightLife Event

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Oct 17, 2017 8:30:28 AM

Yxlon’s participation in the Sharktoberfest Nightlife event on October 5th was great fun!  Over 130 interested and interesting people visited our table or took the tour of the Project Lab to check out the FF20 CT System on loan until January 2018.  This high resolution Computed Tomography (CT) System is currently helping California Academy of Sciences inspect specimens from their vast collectionCT imaging technology allows Cal Academy scientists to see the inner features of biological specimens using non-destructive evaluation methods.

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Topics: computed tomography, california academy of sciences, X-ray, CT, biological specimens, FF20 CT, life sciences

Industrial Computed Tomography for Composites: On-Demand Webinar

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Jul 13, 2017 8:14:25 AM

Now is your chance to view this webinar to learn how industrial computed tomography (CT) can be used for the inspection of composite materials.

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Topics: CT

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

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

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

3 Requirements for Manipulators for Industrial Computed Tomography

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Dec 8, 2014 4:39:27 PM

Industrial CT is more than just scanning and image quality

The reality is this: The items you examine in your X-ray system need to be carefully supported, controlled and angled so the scanning process happens accurately, and each scan is 100% reliable. Poor-quality manipulators may require several different images be taken and edited due to alignment issues. This inevitably results in time consuming, costly problems.

That's why we encourage all potential buyers for industrial computed tomography (CT) X-ray equipment to be aware of the key features to consider when choosing manipulators. Here are our top three.

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Topics: Y.Cougar, Y.Cheetah, CT

3 Essential Features Your NDT System Needs To Get the Job Done

Posted by Dirk Steiner on Oct 21, 2014 9:10:00 AM

Too much of the wrong data from your non-destructive test (NDT) system can be overwhelming, and incomplete data can sabotage your test strategy and negatively impact production. Some Computed Tomography (CT) machines can examine samples using different imaging techniques, so how you can select the right CT system features to generate better image results for your specific application? Here, we examine different imaging features that work best for different application tasks. 

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