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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hamburg, 15.02.2016. With the new release of the FF20 CT und FF35 CT systems for computed tomography and thanks to a brand-new 190 kV nanofocus tube, YXLON now achieves in the case of 2D applications an as yet unparalleled detail visibility ≤ 150 nm even at high energies. New CT algorithms provide optimum spacial resolution and care for highest precision and time efficiency at a large range of CT applications. With this new release, the systems consequently deliver the best inspection results during the non-destructive testing of materials and furthermore fulfill the most important prerequisites for demanding metrology applications.
Enjoy this excerpt from our latest paper, How to Select the Newest X-ray Technology: From Nano to Macro. For the full paper, click here.
When choosing an X-ray tube, one of the most important criteria is energy bandwidth. Presently within the industry, the trend is to choose a higher energy tube to obtain better penetration of high absorbing materials and larger wall thicknesses. Increasing the acceleration voltage can increase X-ray photons more than when simply increasing the current of the tube. For example, doubling the current of the tube increases the number of photons by a factor of two, but doubling the voltage can increase the number of photons by a factor of four. This is tempting to do because the larger number of photons results in a shorter measurement time, but keep in mind you are in danger of losing image quality by using this method. Here's why.
For the past 21 years, I have been with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization), and my focus has been on industrial computed tomography. With a doctorate in computer science, and years in research and development projects with multiple companies and detailed insight into their applications, I developed my primary focus on new processes to benefit the industry. It is with this experience and knowledge, I am confident I can benefit the customers of YXLON and gain further success in this field.