The phoenix v|tome|x L 240 is a high-resolution microfocus computed tomography (micro ct) system for 3D computed tomography and 2D non-destructive X-ray inspection of e.g. large castings, welding seams, electronic devices and much more.
3D Computed Tomography
The classic application of industrial X-ray 3D computed tomography (micro ct and nano ct) is the inspection and three-dimensional measurement of metal and plastic castings. However, phoenix|x-ray’s high-resolution X-ray technology opens up a variety of new applications in fields such as sensor technology, electronics, materials science, and many other natural sciences.
Turbine blades are complex high-performance castings which have to fulfill highest quality and security-requirements. CT allows failure analysis as well as precise 3D measurements (e.g. wall-thickness).
High-resolution computed tomography (micro ct and nano ct) is used for inspecting materials, composites, sintered materials and ceramics but also to analyze geological or biological samples. Materials distribution, voids and cracks are visualized three-dimensionally at microscopic resolution.
nanoCT® of an object made of glass fiber-reinforced plastic: Orientation and distribution of the glass fibers as well as agglomerations of mineral filler (purple) are visible. Fiber width is app. 10 µm.
3D metrology with X-ray is the only technique allowing to non-destructively measure the interior of complex objects. By contrast with conventional tactile coordinate measurement technique, a computed tomography scan of an object acquires all surface points simultaneously – including all hidden features like undercuts which are not accessible non-destructively using other methods of measurement. The v|tome|x s has a special 3D metrology package that contains everything needed for dimensional measuring with the greatest possible precision, reproducibility and user-friendliness, from calibration instruments to surface extraction modules. In addition to 2D wall thickness measurements, the CT volume data can be quickly and easily compared with CAD data, for example, in order to analyse the complete component to ensure it complies with all specified dimensions.
CAD variance analysis and measurement of three features of a cylinder head.
Radiographic non-destructive testing is used to detect flaws in castings and welds. The combination of microfocus X-ray technology and industrial X-ray computed tomography (mico ct) enables defect detectability in the micrometer range and provides three-dimensional images of low-contrast defects.
CT-image of a cast-aluminum piston showing the hidden contours and inside surfaces of the object under inspection including some voids, the size and position of which can be calculated automatically. The tomographic image is the basis for three-dimensional measurement (Surface reconstruction and normative-actual value comparison).