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4D CT enabled by Nikon's software versatility

Ashley Machin
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Researchers at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester have used 4D CT for laboratory experiments... could this open new doors for industrial environments?

A unique feature of Nikon Metrology’s Inspect-X software is that, along with its easy-to-use user interface, it also has a programmable interface. This provides the flexibility to develop bespoke CT solutions integrating third party analysis software and controlling external hardware. Researchers at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester have used this feature to implement 4D CT for laboratory experiments. Could this open new doors for industrial environments?

"The Nikon Metrology CT systems are like a gold mine. They give us the flexibility to do whatever we want to do.” - Parmesh Gajjar, Research Associate - University of Manchester.

What impact can 4D CT have in a manufacturing environment?

The impact temporal CT could have on the manufacturing industry and QA departments now and in the future is very significant. The principles of temporal CT, and the different methods of implementation can make an enormous difference in the industrial environment. The possibility of synchronised in-situ CT scanning opens the door to tests that could never before be achieved.

Loading the shear-cell
Loading the shear-cell

Parmesh loads the shear-cell with glass beads for an interrupted time-lapse CT experiment.

Mung bean

The mung bean inside of the Nikon XT H 225 can be seen on the screen.

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