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Industrial 3D Measurement

We Make the Invisible, Visible

In recent days, the manufacturing industry is facing the challenges of shorter product life cycles, and higher quality.

This demands high costs, time-efficient product development, and processes. The problems in the industry can be overcome with a keen solution, the application of industrial 3D measurement scanning (X-ray systems), as a new technology for measurement, analysis, and evaluation with high accuracy.

 

Computed Tomography (CT) and X-ray microscopy in industries are applicable to investigating flaws and covering quality control. These 3D metrology tools provide qualitative information concerning the internal and external geometry, defects in a component, and quantitative techniques for dimensional and material analysis.

The laboratories we use for our industrial 3D scanning consist series of X-ray microscopes and CT machines certified by the globally accredited DAkkS, guaranteeing standard-compliant measurement to save costs and time.

Merz As Your CT & X-ray Solutions Service Provider

Reliable results
The deep knowledge of our team and many
years of experience guarantee reliable and accurate results.
Fast Technology
We deliver high-quality scan results within 1-2 hours.
Competitive prices
High-quality services using latest technologies are provided at fixed and competitive prices.
Top class machines
We use the best machine tends to improve the quality and efficiency of your manufacturing process.
 
Non-destructive & non-contact technique
Analyzing the part accuracy and early detection of flaws without damaging the part surface.
 

Industrial Computed Tomography

Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) delivers a holistic volumetric 3D geometry of the component.

This can further be used for versatile inspection, evaluation, dimensional analysis as well as flaws detection.

CT has the capability to non-destructively determine the components inner and outer geometry.

It encompasses the issues of defect analysis and material characterization. This technology benefits industries like Casting & Forming, Proto-typing, Machining, Injection molding, Electrical & Electronics, Additive Manufacturing, Automotive and various materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastic.

Scanning Machines

ZEISS METROTOM 

ZEISS METROTOM is a computer tomograph, measuring and verifying complete components consisting of plastic or light metal. Through features like the 3k detector and large sample scanning capacity, the machine captures high-resolution images, securing accurate error detection and outstanding part analysis.

The third generation of the METROTOM computed tomography scanner delivers the best proof that reliable X-ray technology is no longer a dream of the future. Advanced non-destructive quality assurance is already within your reach.

METROTOM Features

Fast Scans

The scan time can be reduced by up to 75% through the usage of different operating models of the detector, whereby a comparable Voxel size as with a 2k detector is achieved.
 

Precise View Measure

In the third generation, a new 3k detector delivers 3D volume data sets with higher resolution, i.e., more voxels enable smaller defect recognition.


Large Sample Scanning
Improved usage of space allows scanning objects up to 50kg. Besides, samples with a maximum height of up to 870mm will not present an obstacle for reliable imaging.


Reliable Measuring Results
Thanks to the machine's high-level competence in measurement technology, which is also used in CT technology applications, you can rely on high measurement accuracy. An MPESD of 4.5 + L/50 µm according to VDI/VDE 2630 sheet 1.3 is guaranteed in the entire field of view.

One Scan with Benefits

Easy to evaluate, analyze, and inspect hidden defects and structures

CT can digitalize the component's internal and external structures with best resolution

The components can be reproduced, even without an existing CAD model

X-Ray Solutions

 

X-ray microscopy image solution is intended to analyze the behavior and characterization of the material properties. The high-resolution representation of 3D microstructures can be used for part quality development and visualization of the internal structures.

ZEISS Xradia

620 Versa

The 3D X-ray microscopes present imaging solutions to overcome the large-scale hurdles of 3D data representation, resolutions in the sub-micrometer range, and high contrasts.

This x-ray microscopy solution enables to record in the nano range and is the only x-ray microscope available in the market with true spatial resolution (500 nm, <40 nm voxel size), x-ray optics and a high-flux radiation source to produce best resolution images.

Xradia 620 Versa Features

High Throughput X-ray Microscope

  • Superior in situ imaging through Resolution at a Distance (RaaD) that enables high resolution 3D images for larger, denser objects including intact components and devices

  • High Aspect Ratio Tomography (HART) for accelerated imaging and better resolution imaging quality

  • Optical flat panel extension (FPX) for fast scans of large samples up to 25kg

 

X-ray source

  • High power, sealed transmission source with fast activation

Software

  • Calypso, GOM Inspect

  • XM3DViewer and XMReconstructor for best analyzation

  • Compatibility to a wide range of 3D viewers and analysis software programs

System Flexibility

  • Variable scanning geometry and tunable voxel size (min. achievable voxel size: 40 nm)

  • Wide Field Mode (WFM) for increased lateral tomography volume with 0.4x and 4x objectives

Sample Stage

  • Ultra-high precision 4-degree of freedom

  • 25 kg sample mass capacity

Detector System

  • Highest contrast due to optimized objective scintillators and magnifications at 2k x 2k pixel

One Scan with Benefits

Non-destructive scanning at high quality 3D images in micro and nano structure range 

High flow and fast scans 

High resolution images for a wide range of sample types, sizes and working distances

In-situ imaging for non-destructive material characterization in microstructures at controlled environments

and time

Xradia 620 Versa in Industries

1. Materials Research

Profit from non-destructive views into deeply buried microstructures that may be unobservable with 2D surface imaging. Through fast and efficient Scout-and-Zoom technology with Versa FPX very large samples can be captured with high resolution on a macro scale.

2. Lithium-Ion Batteries

Like no other tool, Resolution at a Distance (RaaD) allows intact pouch and cylindrical cells to be imaged at high resolution—enabling longitudinal studies of aging effects, across hundreds of charge cycles.

3. Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Without the need for any sample manipulation, Xradia 620 Versa enables fast access to inner structures. Class-leading sub-micron resolution enables detailed analysis of both process parameters and material characteristics.

4. Electronics and Semiconductor Packaging

Non-destructively imaging across length scales from module to package to interconnect for submicron-resolution characterization of defects at speeds that can complement physical cross-sectioning. This enables a better understanding of defect locations and distributions by viewing unlimited virtual cross-sections and plan-view images from all desired angles.

5. Raw Materials

Xradia 620 Versa is the most accurate 3D nanoscale support for digital rock simulations, in situ multiphase fluid flow studies, 3D mineralogy, and laboratory-based diffraction contrast tomography. Multiscale imaging ensures superb characterization and modeling of large (~10,2 cm core) samples at high throughput.

Inspection, Analysis & Measuring Technology

 

The conformity of the component characteristics can be obtained with best accuracy by evaluating the part that can contribute to reduce waste and cost.

Geometry Analysis

Geometry analysis of the component can be performed in a short time to evaluate the part quality through dimensional analysis, comparison, surface quality, wall thickness, and process optimization.

All defects can be detected at an early stage of the scan, even for most complex parts or surfaces.

Coordinate Measurement Module

Measures even the most difficult to access surfaces of

complex parts

Nominal/Actual Comparison

Deviations between the CAD model and the manufactured part (Mesh) or voxel data can be visualized in a false color comparison

Wall Thickness Analysis

A color-coded visualization reveals the internal wall thickness as well as the localization of unnecessary wall thickness or gaps

Tool & Process Optimization

A broad set of data recording of the part provides information on the condition of the tool and manufacturing process

Benefit from out practical and product-oriented training on the application possibilities of surface reconstruction and tool correction

One-on-one Training

Material Analysis

Material analysis of the part gives brief information of the cell structure, porosity/inclusion analysis, grains in powders, roughness and many more. The 3D distribution and orientation of the material for various components can be visualized, which might increase the stability and durability of the component.

Foam/Powder Analysis

Determination of the cell structure in porous foam and grain structures in powder materials 

Fiber Composite Material Module

3D distribution, fiber orientation and parameters like CFRP or GRP of various components can be visualized by analyzing fiber composite materials

Roughness Analysis

The internal and external structure of the scanned part can be revealed

Porosity/Inclusion Analysis

Analysis on the internal and external surface structure of the part helps to resolve imperfections such as porosity, voids, and inclusions

CT Reconstruction

The module reconstructs 3D volume data sets by using image data, captured through CT scanners, and can even be performed without available CAD data. Through the usage of this module, the highest quality can be assured, increasing the part’s function and fit.

Defect Analysis

Ensures the detection of cavities, holes, cracks, and other flaws

Assembly Control

Function and fit of the assembles component are checked

Joining Technology Control

A technique revealing information about the joint construction (welded, soldered, or glued)

Geometry Corrections

Geometry corrections enables to correct tools for injection molding, die-casting, and 3D printing geometries with a low number of iterations, ensuring profits with best quality workflows and a minimum duration of time.

Structural Analysis

Through high resolution X-ray microscopy, prominent insight characterization of 3D structures and 4D analysis can be displayed

Reverse Engineering 

3D scanned data can be further processed to reconstruct the part into a better structured 3D model

Surface Reconstruction

Reconstruction takes place on the actual surface of the scanned part to avoid surface defects

Part Correction 

The correction of the part geometry relays on the deviation between the actual and nominal data

Tool Correction

Tool geometry correction is based on part correction and the deviation between CAD model and current tool

 

Our Service Team

Saranya

Bellapu

Team Leader of Computed Tomography (CT)

+49 173 8270 137
​+49 7365 4613-906

Ravikumar Janagama

Application Engineer

+49 152 2399 7528
​+49 7365 4613-908

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