How CT Can Predict the Performance of Agile Additive Manufacturing Designs

Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the most revolutionary processes to come along in many years, making a dramatic impact on the industrial market. Also known as 3D printing, AM is a manufacturing technique that builds objects layer by layer using materials such as polymers, metals, and composites. This fast-evolving technology is changing the way engineers think about product design by offering enormous flexibility in what is geometrically possible. However, the more complex the design, the more challenging (and necessary) it can be to inspect in the quality control process.
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Inspection of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Starting out mainly as a prototyping technology Additive Manufacturing (AM) gained tremendous momentum for  use in industrial applications over the last 5 years. For highly demanding functional parts, laser beam powder bed fusion (LB-PBF) became the most dominant AM technology.
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Advances in X-Ray Inspection For Electronics, Part 3: Microelectronics

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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Advances in X-ray Inspection for Electronics, Part 2: Which Tube?

Within the realm of X-ray inspection for electronics there are a wide range of applications, so a single type of X-ray tube is not a "one-size-fits-all" solution. To address the demands of industries such as electronics manufacturing, better X-ray system manufacturers offer various non-destructive test solutions based on the power, kV and feature recognition capabilities electronics producers need.
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Advances in X-ray Inspection for Electronics, Part 1: Tubes

The “open” transmission X-ray tube was a major step forward for x-ray inspection. This technology itself is  almost 55 years old, but was adopted for X-ray inspection for electronics in 1982 when the German company Feinfocus introduced the first open Microfocus tube. Most  modern high technology electronics systems use Open Tubes.

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