Video: CT Scanning in Minutes, Not Hours
In addition to raw computing power, new microfocus source designs and intuitive software make this technology ready for the production line.
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.