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Center for Industrial Computed Tomography (CICT)

RISE is the initiator of Centre for Industrial Computed Tomography (CICT). The centre will consist of a physical testbed for non-destructive testing in 3D and connects to several networks linked to CT knowledge in Sweden. The facility will have the capacity to scan larger objects (~1,5 m²), which is unique in the Nordic region.

What is Industrial Computed Tomography?

Industrial Computed Tomography (CT-scan) is a computer-aided tomographic process; X-ray tomography irradiates an object to produce a three-dimensional representation (internally and externally).

3D-CT is a non-destructive test method (NDT) currently used on a small scale in the Swedish industry compared to other European countries.

Why does RISE wants to establish a center for Industrial CT?

Building the test facility will meet new industry needs and enables researchers to develop new sustainable alternatives in material, design, or production methods. CICT also wants to attract competencies and industry knowledge in tomography that exist in Sweden and internationally. Our ambition is to collaborate between institutes, universities, and industry, establish a competence network and build a testbed that develops CT-technology in Sweden even further. 

CICT will become an entry-level environment for larger research facilities by being part of LSRI-large-scale research infrastructure (MaxIV, ESS, DESY, ESRF).

The test center enables verification of product and production processes early and RISE offers a neutral meeting place with the opportunity to participate in analysis and verification.

What are the advantages of utilizing Industrial CT?

In development of more sustainable materials, Industrial CT is a suitble tool, studing the material aging process.

The test method enables the in-depth analysis of construction, materials, geometry and structures at an early stage.

In what domains can Industrial CT apply?

  • Design for electromobility: Batteries, electric motor windings, design selection of new structures for new weight balance, electrical components, fuel cells.
  • Joining technology: Examination of various types of joints (glue joints, weld joints)
  • Additive manufacturing (AM): Analysis of components and components, possibility to compare outcomes against a nominal model.
  • Analysis of assembly structures; Design and assembly analysis.
  • Casting technology: Design analysis of components and developing suitable alloys for new cast methods, e.g. megacast.
  • Bioeconomy: Verification and testing methods of bio-based materials, e.g., new climate-smart materials and packaging.
  • Light-weight design: Design evaluation of structures and frameworks, in combination with light-weight and mixed materials.
  • Damage and failure analysis: Root cause analysis (RSA)

There are several more application areas, e.g. aerospace and space, Energy technology, polymeric materials etc. 

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3 år

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Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
Helena Björk

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