Development Center for X-Ray Technology

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Development Center for X-Ray Technology

The Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT, a cooperative department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-destructive Testing IZFP, Saarbrücken focuses on six main tasks: system development, X-ray sensor technology and simulation, computed tomography, image processing, CT and metrology, as well as applications and training.

The Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT, a cooperative department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-destructive Testing Fraunhofer IZFP Saarbrücken focuses on six main tasks: system development, X-ray sensor technology and simulation, computed tomography, image processing, CT and metrology, as well as applications and training.

Modern production methods entail increasing demands to quality assurance. The non-destructive X-ray inspection contributes essentially to the assurance of highest quality. The EZRT offers research and development for new inspection tasks including the design of complete X-ray inspection prototypes with automatic evaluation as well as the development of individual components for non-destructive X-ray testing. Our scope of services covers image data acquisition (sensor technology), 2D radioscopy and 3D computed tomography as well as fully automatic image evaluation.

Since July 2000 the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT established an X-ray competence center in the “Technikum Neue Materialien” at the former Grundig premises – the present-day “Uferstadt” in Fürth - in order to offer research and development services to the regional and national industry for

  • providing all the necessary process information by looking into the inside already during the product development process
  • supporting the qualified final inspection and
  • accelerating the availability of new developments on the market.

Moreover the EZRT offers qualification courses for users of X-ray inspection systems in cooperation with the German Society for Non-destructive Testing.

In April 2005 the project “Development Center for Non-destructive Testing of New Materials in Aerospace“, (“ZeLuR”) was authorized at the Technikum Neue Materialien in Fürth. This project with a term of 4 years is sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria with the aid of the Objective 2 Programme Bavaria 2002 – 2006 of the European Union.
 
This research and development establishment is a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS with its headquarters in Erlangen. The objective of the center is to accompany the development of future new materials by simultaneously developing corresponding non-destructive inspection methods during various production stages such as material development (characteristics), material processing (quality assurance) and operation (reliability).



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