Unique selling points
Thanks to advanced algorithms from the Development Center for X-ray Technology (EZRT), with Click-CT it is possible to measure small areas, even within larger specimens, at a high resolution. Using this region-of-interest (ROI) CT eliminates the laborious preparation of very small specimens, which is extremely advantageous, particularly with brittle materials such as CFRP. The accurate ex-factory calibration of Click-CT and the easy, semiautomatic recalibration guarantee long-term dimensional accuracy of measurements at the smallest scale and make the manual adjustment of reconstruction parameters unnecessary. In contrast to conventional micro-CT systems, which use a high degree of projective magnification, Click-CT has an innovative X-ray camera, which enables its high degree of spatial resolution. This not only makes the system less expensive, but it also dispenses with well-known problems such as source-spot drift and fluctuations in performance, which are inherent to conventional micro-CT systems.
Like the source, the X-ray camera can be easily mounted and removed. In the near future, Fraunhofer EZRT will be offering a conversion kit for Click-CT with which the high-resolution camera can be exchanged for a Talbot-Lau grating interferometer for measuring CT images in differential phase and dark-field contrast. This will make Click-CT the first compact laboratory system that supports a conversion like this one, which, in turn, offers price-related and technical advantages in comparison to a second system.