Non-destructive testing of battery systems

Burnt battery system in industrial CT scan

Ensu­ring the lon­ge­vi­ty of bat­tery sys­tems  Due to their high ener­gy den­si­ty, lithi­um-ion bat­te­ries can be found in num­e­rous tech­ni­cal devices — inclu­ding smart­phones, tablets, lap­tops, came­ras & even elec­tric cars. Howe­ver, the bat­te­ries har­bor dan­gers, which is why an inspec­tion for safe­­ty-rele­­vant defects is very important: the cont­act, insu­la­ti­on and elec­tro­ly­te foils can be demolished […]

Industrial CT for testing additively manufactured components

Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung mit industrieller CT auf Risse bei einem Turbinenrad

Chal­lenges with addi­tively manu­fac­tu­red com­pon­ents Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring is still a rela­tively new manu­fac­tu­ring method that can be used to deve­lop very com­plex com­po­nent shapes with intri­ca­te inter­nal struc­tures that can be used in a varie­ty of ways.  Mate­ri­als are appli­ed suc­ces­si­ve­ly — the pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment pro­cess the­r­e­fo­re requi­res careful­ly coor­di­na­ted para­me­ters. In order to shor­ten the […]

Non-destructive testing of cast iron

Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Eisenguss - Turbolader-Defekte

Iron cas­ting — oppor­tu­ni­ty & chall­enge for light­weight con­s­truc­tion Light­weight con­s­truc­tion does not auto­ma­ti­cal­ly mean “light metal”, as light metals can­not be used at high tem­pe­ra­tures and pres­su­res. Thin-wal­­led cast iron or steel and inno­va­ti­ve, bio­nic design are used to crea­te com­pon­ents that can com­pe­te with func­tion­al ele­ments made of light metal. Mass savings and good […]

Update: Faster CT scans, higher resolution & laminography

Advantages Upgrade to VistaXPro for FF85 CT

Micro­vis­ta pro­mi­ses its cus­to­mers eco­no­mic­al and fast (seri­al) inspec­tion. But how exact­ly can we keep this pro­mi­se? One fac­tor in this pro­mi­se invol­ves ful­ly auto­ma­ted data eva­lua­ti­on, which the CT experts at Micro­vis­ta have been fur­ther opti­mi­sing for years using AI. Howe­ver, the eva­lua­ti­on ser­vice is only one of many steps requi­red to suc­cessful­ly analyse […]

First customer use of the ScanExpress

ScanExpress im Einsatz beim ersten Kunden

After the Scan­Ex­press arri­ved at Micro­vis­ta at the end of March this year and the last remai­ning work was car­ri­ed out, it has now set off on its first jour­ney. A glo­bal cas­ting tech­no­lo­gy com­pa­ny that focu­ses on pro­vi­ding sys­tems for the mobi­li­ty indus­try will be using the mobi­le CT at its Ger­man site for […]

PPF process optimisation through industrial CT testing

Titelbild PPF-Verfahren mit industrieller CT

Qua­li­ty mana­gers play a cru­cial role in ensu­ring pro­duct qua­li­ty during the pro­duc­tion pro­cess and the pro­duct release pro­ce­du­re (PPF pro­cess). Thanks to tech­no­lo­gi­cal advan­ces, a num­ber of test methods are available to them for this pur­po­se, which ensu­re that an effi­ci­ent and accu­ra­te qua­li­ty assess­ment of com­pon­ents is pos­si­ble. Howe­ver, befo­re any new PPF […]

Industrial X‑ray inspection vs. industrial computed tomography

Industrielle Röntgenprüfung vs industrielle Computertomographie

Both indus­tri­al X‑ray inspec­tion and indus­tri­al com­pu­ted tomo­gra­phy are among the ima­ging methods used in mate­ri­als test­ing. But how do they dif­fer and when should which inspec­tion method be used? Indus­tri­al X‑ray inspec­tion Non-des­­truc­­ti­­ve mate­ri­als test­ing using X‑rays is used to visua­li­se inter­nal struc­tures of mate­ri­als such as metals, pla­s­tics, cera­mics and com­po­si­tes. X‑ray images are […]

Mobile CT at the VDI conference on casting technology in engine construction

SCANEXPRESS bei der VDI-Tagung Gießtechnik im Motorenbau

The auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try is facing con­stant­ly gro­wing chal­lenges and must adapt to chan­ging requi­re­ments. A cen­tral issue here is the tran­si­ti­on to elec­tric and inter­nal com­bus­ti­on engi­nes with hydro­gen. A key com­po­nent in engi­ne con­s­truc­tion will still be cas­ting tech­no­lo­gy. Depen­ding on the cas­ting pro­cess, cast pro­ducts are sus­cep­ti­ble to defects in dif­fe­rent ways, which […]

Mobile CT & container united — the SCANEXPRESS (almost) ready

Hochzeit vom CT CAGE und Container abgeschlossen

After the final work in the area of radia­ti­on pro­tec­tion and inte­ri­or work on the con­tai­ner of the mobi­le CT sys­tem was car­ri­ed out in the last few weeks, the mobi­le CT was pla­ced in the con­tai­ner last week — a major mile­stone in the over­all con­s­truc­tion pro­cess of the SCANEXPRESS, on which three teams […]

Minimise rejects in the automotive industry with non-destructive testing

Automobilindustrie - Roboter in der Produktion

Defects in pro­duc­tion bat­ches in the auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try often result in the enti­re batch being lost, as the search for the cau­se of the defect is con­side­red cos­t­ly — howe­ver, saving the par­ti­al batch is not only quick and easy, but can also be achie­ved cost-effec­­tively with the help of non-des­­truc­­ti­­ve test­ing (NDT). With this […]