It’s the tiniest defects that are the major problems today.
January 8, 2024
Do I need a 3D CT volume with the highest resolution for a detailed analysis, or is a fast overview scan sufficient to define the regions from which I want to make additional high-resolution detail scans?
Industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) inspection solutions address the challenges for battery manufacturers to scale up production volumes while maintaining high quality and can lead to major competitive advantages.
The vast digital loop across key domains that CT analysis can play a role in allows it to contribute critical insights back to design from embedded simulation and virtual metrology testing, as well as all phases of process examination and related refinements.
ZKW Lighting Systems develops and manufactures innovative, high-quality lighting systems for the automobile industry. But new materials, complex designs and tight tolerances push conventional metrology to its limits. Two ZEISS METROTOM computer tomographs offer completely new possibilities.
Following the automation of manufacturing processes in industry, the fourth industrial revolution is addressing digital connectivity and communication between manufacturing, but also quality assurance systems, i.e., NDT or NDE systems.
The global contribution of the automotive industry to the world economy is approximately $3.4 trillion (2021 – Mc Kinsey). Yet very little is communicated about the nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques used for industrial inspection to meet those often mutually opposed pressures of productivity and quality.
In the past, simple X-ray radiography was sufficient in providing an image needed for this inspection. However, because it views structures in 2D, simple radiography is limited in engineering applications as the objects become more complex. This is where computed tomography (CT) becomes valuable.
The future of the automotive industry depends on sustainability and rapidly changing innovation. The availability and adoption of advanced technology solutions is driving the majority of the underlying trends in the marketplace.