Non-destructive material testing 

We are happy to support you in further developing prototypes or improving manufacturing processes for your products. At Fraunhofer IMTE, non-destructive testing can be performed using computed tomography. In contrast to many other quality inspection methods, the specimen remains intact during non-destructive testing. Computed tomography, for instance, allows us to transilluminate a sample with X-rays from different directions. Subsequently, a 3D volume is reconstructed. The volume contains a micrometer-accurate virtual representation of the scanned object. This representation can be used, for example, to determine shape deviations and fiber courses.


We are happy to support you in your project, whether it involves digitizing components, non-destructive testing, or reverse engineering.

At Fraunhofer IMTE, various systems are available to meet your needs. With a resolution of up to 150 nm, Zeiss's Xradia 510 Versa X-ray microscope is best suited for tiny biological samples. For smaller samples with a diameter of up to 50 mm, which can also be radiated with lower power, the Skyscon Micro-CT from Bruker is very suitable. The allrounder FF35 CT from YXLON International GmbH is a system for small objects with a diameter of only a few millimeters but also for objects with a height of up to 600 mm, which can be irradiated with up to 250 kV. For massive objects, we also have systems such as the FF85 CT from Yxlon International GmbH.


We will be happy to advise you on which system offers the most suitable functionalities for your applications. For experimental challenges, be it in the evaluation of image data or problems in imaging, we also have a team of developers who will be happy to help you find a solution.