Project: Advanced Computed Tomography for dimensional and surface measurements in industry

Acronym 17IND08 AdvanCT (Reference Number: 17IND08)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/05/2021
Project Topic Computed tomography (CT) scans are moving out of hospitals and into factories. Advances in the technique mean that it can increasingly be used to measure product dimensions and surface features. While industrial CT measurement remains time consuming and prone to considerable error, it can simultaneously evaluate both the complete inner and outer geometry of a sample without causing it any damage. This could substantially improve product development and quality control, but quicker and more accurate techniques are needed to provide practical CT scanning that can be integrated into production lines.This project will significantly enhance the quality and efficiency of measurements performed using CT. By correcting geometry errors by 9 degrees of freedom and those originating in the X-ray tube and detector, the project will improve CT accuracy by a factor of 2-8. It will also produce fast CT methods to reduce measurement time to a few minutes or less, greatly benefiting advanced manufacturing in areas such as the automotive, aerospace, and telecoms industries.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
4 Sveuciliste U Zagrebu, Fakultet Strojarstva I Brodogradnje Partner Croatia
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
7 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
10 Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt Partner Switzerland
11 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg Partner Germany
12 University of Bath Partner United Kingdom
13 The University of Nottingham Partner United Kingdom
14 University of Southampton Partner United Kingdom
15 Robert Bosch GmbH Observer Germany
16 LEGO System A/S Observer Denmark
17 Novo Nordisk A/S Observer Denmark
18 Volume Graphics GmbH Observer Germany
19 Werth Messtechnik GmbH Observer Germany
20 YXLON International GmbH Observer Germany
21 Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH Observer Germany