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.
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.
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.
In development of more sustainable materials, Industrial CT can be 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.
There are several more application areas, e.g. aerospace and space, Energy technology, polymeric materials etc.
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