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For more road safety: AIR X-ray system examines electric-vehicle batteries




Start of Measurement Series: Fraunhofer IIS and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Digitize Benin Bronzes Using High Energy Computed Tomography

At the Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT at Fraunhofer IIS, bronze reliefs from West Africa were translated into digital data sets using industrial X-ray computed tomography in collaboration with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The digitization of the first museum pieces demonstrated the feasibility of the project.



Fraunhofer IIS hosts 12th conference on industrial computed tomography

The Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will host the 12th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography iCT 23 from 27 February to 2 March 2023.



How the new BM18 beamline is revolutionizing scientific imaging

Grenoble: The electron synchrotron facility in Grenoble has put into operation a globally unique synchrotron-based computed tomography system for the non-destructive testing of large components. Mario Brandenburg (FDP), The Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), opened the new beamline during an official ceremony. The system offers a resolution of 25 micrometers, which puts it well ahead of the previous standard resolution for large components. Through its Development Center X-ray Technology division (EZRT), Fraunhofer IIS is playing a leading role in the development of the measuring station. The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with 6.3 million euros. 



Industrial nano computed tomography now commercially available

The Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has further developed the "ntCT" nano CT system in collaboration with partners. This improved system is now commercially available via the system integrator, ProCon X-Ray. "ntCT" is suitable for the microscopically fine investigation of sample objects with a resolution of up to 150 nanometers. By integrating the latest generation of X-ray tubes, the system now supplies outstanding resolution while also greatly reducing the measuring time.



Fraunhofer EZRT puts first robot-based CT system into operation at automaker BMW

The Fraunhofer EZRT has developed “RoboCT,” a robot-assisted computed tomography (CT) system that comprehensively analyzes vehicle quality in the early development phase of automotive production – without disassembling the vehicle – and thus shortens development cycles. As part of a collaboration with automaker BMW, this system has now been installed in the production environment.



World Premiere: “ValuCT” Delivers New Price-Performance Model for Industrial NDT

WCNDT, booth no. FE 23: world premiere at the World Congress for Non-Destructive Testing in Munich: in cooperation with the American enterprise VJ Technologies the Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT of the Fraunhofer IIIS presents the cost-effective One-Click-CT System “ValuCT” The system provides two- and three-dimensional X-ray images with only one touch of a button – without any previous knowledge on the part of the user, dramatically reducing training and operating costs. The product is debuting at the WCNDT Conference in the
VJ Technologies booth no. FE 23 First Floor Foyer from June 13 to 17.



The CT conversion kit PolyCT can save time by up to a factor of three in industrial computed tomography

Measurement services providers in particular have noticed that demand for computed tomography analysis has increased dramatically. Depending on the application, such measurements can take up to several hours. For this reason, the Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT, together with xray lab, has developed the PolyCT conversion kit, which reduces measurement time by up to a factor of three. The CT system add-on makes its debut at the Hannover Messe from April 24–28, Hall 4, Booth E12.


Fraunhofer presents computed tomography scan of major T. rex skull find

Fürth, June 19, 2015: On June 19 the Development Center for X-Ray Technology, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, presented exclusive computer tomography images of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which the Naturalis Bio-diversity Center in the Netherlands describes as one of the best preserved T. rex finds of all time.



Live images from inside materials

Erlangen, Germany, December 2, 2014: X-rays are a tried and tested way to investigate components and materials. Researchers are now developing an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly high-quality 3D images in real time. This will make it possible to precisely reconstruct even the processes going on inside materials and e.g. provide a reliable way of detecting minoscule faults.