Ultra high performance 3D computed tomography system
Principles of X-ray Computed Tomography
X-ray computed tomography is based on the analysis of a beam of x-rays that interact when passing through a substance.
X-ray radiation is a high-frequency electromagnetic radiation interacting with a substance that is harmful to humans.
Computed tomography requires two steps:
- Collection of information - several hundred radio objects (or projections) are recorded in rotation.
- Reconstruction - three-dimensional reconstruction of a part using a large number of fragments by computer processing.
The use of computed tomography
Computed tomography is used in many areas, for example, R&D, product development, process optimization.
- Analysis of the microstructure of the material
- Submicron analysis of the internal structure of materials using very high resolution.
- Areas: Materials science, geology, research and much more.
- Possibility of tensile tests and fatigue experiments.
- Sizing: metrology
- Sizing on the external and internal surface of the sample.
- Areas: automotive, aerospace, foundry, mechanics, electronics and more.
- Computed tomography is the only technology that makes it easy to control every surface of a sample, even with complex and inaccessible shapes.
- Defect analysis: porosity, inclusions, cracks
- Computed tomography allows you to get a three-dimensional model of the sample, including all defects. With the help of the color code, we can distinguish between bubbles or inclusions in shapes, sizes.
- Areas: aeronautics, automotive, materials science, the introduction of aluminum and plastic, or electronics.
- Computed tomography makes it possible to determine the number of pores, inclusions, cracks or cavities inside the sample without cutting and destroying it.
- Internal structure analysis - fiber direction
- Fiber directional analysis is very useful for the development and production of composite materials. Thanks to computed tomography, the architecture of fiber optic cables is also clearly visible.
- Areas: aeronautics, automotive, materials science, composite materials.
- Computed tomography makes it possible to determine the direction and distribution of fibers within composite components. This provides important information, since the distribution affects the mechanical and physical properties of the workpiece.
Material control: three-dimensional printing - additive manufacturing and foundry
The manufacture of additives and foundry requires the control of the entire production process. Computed tomography (CT) helps in this due to the fact that this is the only technique that allows you to see the internal structure of an object without destroying it.
CT expands the possibilities for the rapid production of complex and complex products, the control of which is impossible to verify and their internal structure by traditional methods.
Structural analyzes: quality control
In industry, computed tomography is able to demonstrate the entire internal structure of printed 3D models. RX Solutions CT devices achieve scanning resolutions of up to 5 microns and reveal even the smallest details of printed models. It is also suitable for complex models with high detail and complex geometry both externally and internally.
CT allows you to perform many different tests.
CT data sets contain all the geometric information of the sample and can be used to perform various types of analysis: analysis of voids, actual details for comparing CAD, comparison of some parts with others, analysis of wall thickness or reverse engineering.
Material defects analysis: porosity, inclusions, actual details for CAD comparison
Industrial CT scans can detect cracks, porosities, or inclusions inside scanned parts. The defect analysis provides important information on the mechanical properties that can affect the quality of the components and their performance. Tomography makes it possible to detect, visualize and quantify these defects using three-dimensional representations.
Moreover, one can compare the set of data obtained using CT with the nominal data from a CAD file and identify external and internal deviations of the finished part from the sample. Industrial CT scanning is the only non-destructive method for checking the internal geometry of parts.
RX Solutions CT Scanners: Ease of Use and Automation
RX Solutions offers a software module called "CT wizard": it simplifies the operation of the RX Solutions DeskTom system by automatically setting up CT. In addition, if a CT scanner is built into the production cycle, then automatic settings will significantly speed up its preparation for scanning and reduce the cycle time as a whole.
Composite materials and fibers
The manufacture of composite materials requires many inspections and constant monitoring of production. CT helps to look inside the sample material and get all the necessary information without destroying the sample itself or the finished product.
Computed tomography: the study of composite components
Industrial computed tomography is the only survey method that makes it easy to characterize the overall structure of the material of the composite component. CT can provide accurate measurements of the entire sample, from the overall structure to the level of individual fibers. Each structural and dimensional aspect of composite parts can be evaluated with a single CT dataset.
Structural analyzes: quality control
Industrial CT scan allows you to quickly and accurately check the internal and external designs of parts. With resolutions up to 5 microns, CT RX Solutions allows you to test the tiny details of composite components.
You can define and export an accurate three-dimensional model of the sample to perform measurements of internal and external geometries on simple or multicomponent parts.
|Maximal model weight||100 kg|
|Voxel size||40 microns|
|Sealed micro focus||230 kV (optional 160 kV)|
|Detector||Flat Panel 2520|
|Detector size||195x244 mm|
|Generator to detail distance||800 mm|
|Scan area||320x420 mm|