450 kV MesoFocus CT

In Spring of 2021, the long-awaited 450 kV MesoFocus tube came to Yxlon. We would like to give you first insights into the very convincing laboratory results and show you an idea of future possibilities with closed 450 kV sources.
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Induction Machines

The early determination of the quality of a motor using CT before further processing would save time, resources, material, and costs, an economic factor that should not be underestimated within the steadily increasing demand for electromobility.
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Ceramics Study

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. One of the most used AM methods for ceramics is Direct Ink Writing (DIW). Read about the challenges!
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Talking about Flat-Panel Detector's Resolution

When we look for the optimal flat-panel detector, it’s not all about the highest possible resolution. Christian Jeuschede explains why we still stick to 139 µm respectively 150 µm pixel pitch instead of 100 µm and what to have in mind when chosing the best fit for your applications.
 
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Understanding Accuracy of Computed Tomography:

One might think a measurement using the same calibrated tool would have the same accuracy regardless of the object being measured.  But metrology is more than that, as this whitepaper will show. “Uncertainty of measurement” can be influenced by the object being measured, as well as the specific measurement task. 
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Understanding Guidelines for System Performance

The gold standard for 3D measurement equipment is the DIN EN ISO 10360 Geometrical Product Specification (GPS). It is designed to help compare different equipment and create a clear understanding of when a system is within the specification and when it is not.
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Batteries - The New Challenges in Quality Control

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have become an indispensable part of modern life. The intensive testing of rechargeable batteries is not only important for ensuring their quality and function but even more for safety aspects.
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The Role of Uncertainty of Measurement in CT

In a CT system, X-ray photons emitted from an X-ray tube will travel through the object and hit a detector. The detector senses the dose at each pixel of the detector area. This creates digital images while the object is rotated. The reconstruction software calculates virtual slices based on the dose at each location from different angles. The result is called a tomogram. Each pixel in the tomogram represents a density of material, a voxel.
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Exploring Accuracy and Uncertainty in Computed Tomography

There is a range of terminology for CT system accuracy and uncertainty that should be understood when evaluating 3D scanning systems, this blog post illustrates some of those terms, such as Precision and Accuracy, Tolerance, Uncertainty of Measurement, Resolution, Error, and Suitability.
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A Look into The Hidden

Electromobility confronts the automotive industry with many new challenges. New components sometimes require new test methods to ensure functionality and safety. Research and development are running at full blast and partnerships find solutions that clearly push the current boundaries of what is possible. In a joint project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials and Yxlon International have succeeded for the first time in taking a look into the inside of cast rotors.
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CT for TEI's Technologically Advanced Casting Process

Tooling & Equipment International (TEI) is a global leader in design, engineering and manufacturing for prototype, pre-production and mass production equipment for the casting industry. TEI's core business is manufacturing of prototypes and therefore invested in new, advanced technologies including 3D printing for sand molds, simulation technology, low-pressure casting, CT and X-ray inspection.
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CT - Efficient Support for Development Project 'AGENT-3D-CastAutoGen'

In an extensive development project from the automotive industry, funded by the BMBF in AGENT-3D, it once again became clear that x-ray computed tomography is much more than a technology for non-destructive material testing. Moreover, CT supports in research & development as well as in the elaboration of production processes and helps to save time and money.
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