Imaging for the industry

3D Imaging, based on X-ray and neutron technologies, is a non-destructive technique that provides 3D images of the internal structure of materials and components.

More specifically, 3D Imaging makes it possible to visualize 1) how the structure of materials changes over time, for instance during operation, and 2) how different production parameters affect the structure of materials.

This makes 3D Imaging a unique tool for product development, product optimization, and quality control in a wide range of sectors:

Cleantech

Example: probing damage propagation on multiple length scales is vital for developing better wind turbines and rotor blades.

Industry/Production

Example: Catalysis - Damage propagation, pore evolution and material structure on the sub-micrometre scale are essential parameters for optimizing heterogeneous catalysts.

Construction

3D Imaging can provide experimental evidence of crack propagation in concrete during drying or structural materials under load.

Medico industry

Example: Medico electronics - 3D Imaging can contribute to improve user comfort and reliability by e.g. probing the 3D shape after wear of custom-designed hearing aids or inspecting electronics within pacemakers.

Energy

Oil & Gas: 3D Imaging can help probe stability and pore evolution in rock formations and hereby contribute to optimize the exploitation of fossil fuels.

Materials

Example: Metals - 3D Imaging can help optimize parameters such as inhomogeneity distribution and damage propagation, which are essential when designing new metallic components.