Fri, 19 March, 2021
We held a webinar on 17 March titled, 'Capabilities and Applications of the X-Ray CT System,' where TWI experts, Dorothee Panggabean and Alan Clarke discussed the current uses for the system and explained how these can be advantageous to our Member companies.
TWI has capabilities for micro CT (achieving sub-micron resolution) ranging all the way up to large scale CT of aeronautical components. This webinar focused on the micro CT capabilities at TWI, including the fundamental advantages and capabilities of the system and how it can be used to validate, inspect and qualify the structural integrity of small assemblies through extracting complex analyses and visualisations of internal defects and features in a wide variety of scenarios.
Computed tomography or CT is a non-destructive testing method that allows visualisation of the internal volume of a specimen, by creating a 3D representation from a series of 2D images generated from X-rays passing through the specimen under various angles. The visualisation is possible due to differences in both density and the atomic number between specimen components.
As CT is a technique that provides both cross-sectional and 3D volume images of the object under inspection, it is then possible to observe the internal structure of components and analyse the different visible internal features in detail.
The webinar saw over 230 registrations and more than 100 attendees on the day, who raised a lot of questions. In case you missed the event, which garnered lots of positive feedback, the webinar recording is available here.