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Advancing Inspection Capabilities at TWI Cambridge

Fri, 10 May, 2024

TWI’s NDT Group has extended the capability of its Cambridge facility with the addition of Digital Radiography (DR) to its traditional wet film radiography offering. The benefits of DR include, shorter inspection times, simplified image processing and higher quality images.

The recently installed DR equipment includes a high resolution Digital Detector Array (DDA) with a resolution of 75 microns, housed in an exposure bay that can accommodate components up to 5m long, 2m wide and 2.6m in height. It has been specifically designed for industry sectors that require high resolution digital radiographs that meet stringent industry standards, such as the aerospace sector.

To complement the DDA offering, TWI also provides Computed Radiography (CR) as an alternative digital radiography solution. CR uses high resolution flexible imaging plates that can be easily manipulated to cater for components with more complex shapes.

Use the ‘Contact Us’ button below to get in touch with the NDT team for help with all your inspection needs.

TWI’s Radiographic Equipment

Details of the radiographic equipment now available at TWI’s Cambridge facility are listed below:

X-Ray Equipment


Comet MXR-451/26 dual focal spot X-Ray tube capable of operating at 450kV.

Exposure Bay


Fully shielded exposure bay with an internal footprint size of 5.2m x 3.4m, able to accept components 5m long, 2m wide and 2.6m in height.

Digital Detector Array


Carestream HPX-DR 2329 GK High Resolution Compact Detector (with a manufacture’s resolution of 75 microns and an active aperture area of 230 × 290mm).

Computed Radiography

Carestream INDUSTREX HPX-1 Digital CR System with Carestream INDUSTREX HR and XL Blue Digital Imaging Plates.

Film Processor


Automatic GE Nova Compact Film Processor capable of accepting 43cm wide radiographic film.


Figure 1. Analysis of digital radiograph in dark room conditions at TWI Cambridge
Figure 1. Analysis of digital radiograph in dark room conditions at TWI Cambridge

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