Zeiss' Metrotom 800 Anticipates Hybrid Workpieces
Westec 2019: Zeiss’ Metrotom 800 is a computed tomograph engineered with the ongoing development of new materials and the growth in the manufacturing of hybrid workpieces in mind.
Zeiss’s Metrotom 800 is a computed tomography (CT) machine engineered to accommodate new materials and the growth in the manufacturing of hybrid workpieces. The company sates that users need machines that can be flexible, including larger measuring ranges. Therefore, the Metrotom 800 is also designed to extend its performance spectrum when it comes to speeding up production and inspection processes.
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