How do you evolve a 3D printed prototype to industrial production? This challenge requires the tools to gain entirely new insight into these complex structures for a wide range of materials…in rapid time. 3D X-ray for computed tomography supports this effort by delivering maximum information in the shortest amount of time, from R&D to process development to manufacturing. ZEISS is an innovator of CT technology enabling volume-based analysis, measurement, and inspection for the complete product life-cycle — with strong industrial experience in markets ranging from aluminum castings for automotive to plastic parts for consumer goods. The presentation will overview the potential and advantages of CT solutions for additive manufacturing through a series of case studies from high resolution to high volume imaging. Starting in the R&D lab, high resolution detail analysis down to the submicron and nano range of the 3D microstructure and porosity to avoid premature component failure. In process and product development, measuring and evaluating entire components can flag issues of accuracy and uncertainty caused by the additive manufacturing processes. Assembly in volume production requires inspection with high-throughput and scans within seconds. ZEISS CT solutions provide greater efficiency and transparency along the entire 3D industrial process.
- Review ZEISS CT innovations from high-resolution to high-volume
- Define unique 3D capabilities and solutions currently available e.g. contrast, resolution, diffraction
- Demonstration and education of capabilities through various additive manufacturing case studies