Supplier of Customised X-ray Computed Tomography Solutions diondo Joins the MTC

Supplier of Customised X-ray Computed Tomography Solutions diondo Joins the MTC

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

News Supplier of Customised X-ray Computed Tomography Solutions diondo Joins the MTC

diondo, a manufacturer of customised X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) systems, has joined the MTC to support the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) and expand its UK presence.

diondo is an SME based in Hattingen, Germany, with over two decades of experience in X-ray technology and over 200 systems installed worldwide. One of the company’s unique selling points is the extent of customisation offered to customers, based on a series of modular products, allowing every need to be met.

 

 

This ability helped diondo win a very competitive tender process for the MTC’s new metrology-capable XCT system, to expand the quality control capabilities available to the NCAM. Dr. Nick Brierley, Principal Research Engineer at the MTC, commented:


“The customised diondo d2, featuring a 240 kV high-power transmission source that provides 50 Watt of target power and a 3k (9M pixel) detector, significantly enhances the MTC’s toolkit for the inspection of components made by additive manufacturing (AM). In particular, the combination of dimensional metrology and high resolution imaging capabilities is cutting-edge and highly relevant to AM quality control. The system is the first of its kind in the UK.”

Membership allows the MTC and diondo to work together more closely. For example, a collaboration on high energy XCT has just started.


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Client of Hickman & Smith Architects