Free CT Webinar Series – Applications and Trends

Learn the basics of CT-based quality assurance, metrology, quality assurance for additive manufacturing, automated inspection, and CT reconstruction in 5 free webinars first hand from the CT experts at Volume Graphics.

March 11– 15, each day at 4 & 7 pm CET. Participation is completely free-of-charge?

Monday 11th March: Quality Assurance and Material Research Based on CT

Industrial CT is the ideal basis to find out as much about your products and materials as possible – and non-destructively at that. Why? Because a CT scan reveals every aspect of an object, even those that would remain hidden when using other inspection methods. However, industrial CT can only unfold its full potential when combined with the right software.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • methods for destructive and non-destructive testing;
  • benefits of CT compared to other inspection methods;
  • how CT works;
  • application areas of CT;
  • industries frequently using CT;
  • trends in CT; and
  • getting started with CT.

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Tuesday 12th March: Metrology on CT Data

A computed tomography (CT) scanner can be turned into a comprehensive and precise metrology device with just a few clicks. In contrast to tactile and optical methods, industrial CT holistically scans all surfaces of an object, even if they are inside your part or difficult to capture.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • limitations of optical scanners;
  • benefits of using CT;
  • examples of applications and geometry functions;
  • a typical workflow for CT-based metrology and how it relates to GD&T (including live demo);
  • automation of metrology workflows; and
  • getting started with CT-based metrology with Volume Graphics products.

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Wednesday 13th March: Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing Using CT

Additive manufacturing leads to more complex designs. This complexity is a significant problem for traditional inspection methods. Nevertheless, additively manufactured products need to be thoroughly inspected to certify them for high risk use cases. The best inspection method is computed tomography (CT), reliably identifying 3D printing defects, enabling the best possible 3D printing quality.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to

  • analyze microstructures of both powders (grain sizes, defects) and printed components (printing layers, unmolten material, defects);
  • measure inner and outer geometries and defects in additively manufactured parts;
  • determine the effect of porosity on mechanical strength by simulating stress directly on the CT scan; and
  • compare the meltpool with CT data.

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Thursday 14th March: Automated Quality Assurance with CT

Any automated inspection solutions needs to keep up with the extremely short production cycles in today’s manufacturing. Industrial CT does that – and much more. Compared with 2D X-ray, tactile, and optical methods, it offers much more information. This opens up the widest range of application possibilities. With the right software, you can take advantage of the possibilities CT offers when automatically inspecting your products.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • how easy the set-up of automated inspection solutions can be;
  • which analysis options it offers;
  • how scalable such a solution is;
  • which automated applications are possible in initial sample inspection or supplier qualification; and
  • how to use an automated inspection solution for regular interval inspection in at-line as well as in-line quality control.

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Friday 15th March: CT Reconstruction

Industrial computed tomography (CT) allows you to draw conclusions about the external and internal structures of a component and its material properties and – as a consequence – answer far more complex questions than, for example, tactile or optical inspection methods. Because all subsequent analyses and visualizations depend on the quality of the reconstructed volume data set, choosing the right CT reconstruction is a crucial step.

In this webinar, you’ll learn

  • which factors to take into account when choosing a CT system;
  • which CT scan geometry to choose for your application: cone beam, fan beam, parallel beam, planar, or helical (spiral) CT;
  • how to reconstruct a correct 3D image from the 2D X-ray images by choosing software with appropriate reconstruction algorithms; and
  • how to deal with typical image artifacts such as beam hardening artifacts, ring artifacts, metal artifacts, sampling artifacts, and gray value gradients.

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