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An overview of industrial X-ray computed tomography.

Sun, W; Brown, S B; Leach, R K (2012) An overview of industrial X-ray computed tomography. NPL Report. ENG 32

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Driven by the need for quality control of complex three-dimensional engineering components, and enabled by progress in medical imaging and consumer graphics processing, X-ray computed tomography (XCT) has been increasingly used for industrial inspection in recent years. A review of the recent development of industrial XCT systems in the context of traceable dimensional metrology is presented. The market trends of industrial XCT systems are briefly reviewed. Progress towards standards and methods for XCT calibration and verification are studied in detail. The report also covers the recent development of both hardware and software and discusses the challenges regarding systematic errors. Commercial systems are summarised to establish the capability available to the industrial user. Finally, what will be required to develop XCT technology in the field of dimensional metrology is considered.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: ENG 32
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Dimensional
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/5385

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