Video: CT Scanning in Minutes, Not Hours

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In addition to raw computing power, new microfocus source designs and intuitive software make this technology ready for the production line.


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For me at least, the most notable thing about the video above is length: It clocks in at a little over 1 minute. That’s sufficient time to set up a part on an industrial CT scanner, take the measurements, reconstruct the data into an image and interpret the results.

According to Nikon Metrology, a metrology equipment manufacturer and the supplier of this video, such speed wouldn’t have been possible as recently as a few years ago. Andrew Ramsey, x-ray CT specialist, attributes the gain to developments like faster CPUs, parallel processing and intuitive software. The company has also developed a new design for anode target sources that helps speed data collection. Altogether, he says, these developments promise to bring CT scanning out of the lab and onto the production line



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