3D-X-Ray Computer Tomography
The three-dimensional X-Ray computed tomography, is a non-destructive and non-contact method for three-dimensional representation of inner contours and textures of objects. This technique is widely used in research and industry.
Recent developments in tube technology, the surface detectors and computer capabilities have led to reduction of the analysis and reconstruction times. In addition to the high level of detail, this has led to widespread use in industrial quality control. Automated computerized comparison measurements of CAD data and reconstruction data due to CT are common today.
Precondition is the precise rotation of the object in front of the detector. Our systems achieve high guidance and positioning of about 1 μm. The X-Ray tubes used in our systems achieve power output from 10 kV to 300 kV and can be operated at 0.01 mA and 3 mA (focal spot 2 μm - 230 μm at 300 W power).
The area detectors have a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels and can be used for direct 3D imaging and additionally be used for digital radioscopy (DR). The spatial resolution or detail detectability is - depending on the width of the object to be examined - in the range of about 0.005 mm to 0.3 mm.
Spatial resolution / voxel size
The spatial resolution or detail recognition is critical to the quality of a CT. It is defined by the number of pixels of the detector and the component size. By adapting the distance from the object to the detector area, the resolution can be influenced.
To be examined structures of the voxel size must meet. A structure can be accurately measured when it is represented by multiple voxels in the image.
We use proprietary developments or offer licenses from well-known software.
In our stationary systems objects can be studied up to a size of 300 mm x 300 mm. The RoWi-X system developed by us is able to X-Ray much larger components (e.g. windmill blades).