3D Scanning Services and Equipment

Used Metrology Equipment

Used! CT-COMPACT3D X-Ray System with 160kV Microfocus-Source and full safety Cabinet

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The most versatile desktop system for 3D-CT requirements!  We enable the CT-COMPACT, performing as the most flexible micro CT system on a bench.

The space-saving CT-COMPACT can be equipped with micro-focus X-ray tubes capable of operation up to 160 kV, depending on specific customer requirements. The focus-detector distance can be adjusted to optimize the contrast. A range of flat panel detectors is available, enabling the highest magnification. Due to the horizontally oriented X-ray beam, the CT scan remains uninfluenced by gravity. The CT-COMPACT system is ideal for nondestructive testing, materials analysis, metrology and, rapid prototyping. Due to our cabinet temperature concept the CT-COMPACT holds the certificate of proven measurement uncertainty, by Q-DAS.



  • Industrial X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)
  • 3D volume CT
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) – 2D and 3D
  • Quality control independent of material
  • Defect recognition (voids, cracks, …)
  • Contactless metrology
  • CT reconstruction in real-time
  • Ring artefact suppression
  • Easy operation
  • Radiation safety better than 1 μSv/h
  • Desktop system


Mechanical Construction

  • Granite Foundation for optical Components

We have chosen a base material with minimal to zero dimensional change on temperature

  • X-Ray tube mounting, adjustable

The construction to mount the tube, has all freedom to adjust orthogonality of the x-ray beam. This adjustment is made once during system assembly at the factory. The material of the mounting construction is high precision and has no relevant temperature drift.

  • Detector mounting, adjustable

              The construction to mount the detector has all freedom to adjust orthogonality of the middle pixel.

  • Specimen mounting, adjustable

The construction of the XYZ specimen holder has all freedom to adjust orthogonality of the rotation center as well as the rotation plane. Because the overall orthogonality is effected by any axis movement, we provide for the operator a software routine which eliminates the inaccuracy crosswise of the magnification axis.

  • FocusDetectorDistance (FDD) max. 700 mm

This measures from the focal spot up to the conversion plane of the detector. The max distance may vary by choosing different detectors. The individual distance for a special scan is of course free to be chosen by the operator.

  • FocusObjectDistance (FOD) min. 13 mm, max. 650 mm

Max distance depends on the detector outline

  • Specimen diameter max: 200 mm

Is determinable by applications needs prior to manufacturing

  • Specimen height max: 200 mm

Is determinable by applications needs prior to manufacturing

  • Specimen weight max: ca. 5kg,

Is determinable by applications needs prior to manufacturing

  • System weight 700kg
  • System color light-grey
  • System footprint L 1500 mm W 540 mm H 800 mm
  • X-Ray containment < 1μSv/h (RöV)
  • Sliding door without glass-window (optional automatic)

Positioning System / Manipulator

  • Specimenaxis X translation

Length 30mm

Moving speed 1,5mm/sec

Min Incrément 0,1 μm

Repeat accuracy unidir. 0,2 μm

Repeat accuracy bidir. 2,0 μm

Specimenaxis Rotation

Turning angle 360°

            Moving speed 45°/sec

            Repeat accuracy unidir. 8,75 μrad

  • Specimenaxis Magnification

Length 300mm




  • Mains, Transformer
  • Main-switch X-Ray
  • Emergency switch
  • Key-switch X-Ray
  • Warning lamps RöV
  • Doorswitch RöV
  • Wirering

Control hardware

Axes Control- and Image Aquisition computer with:

  • Operation System Win 7
  • Intel Prozessor Dual Core 32 bit
  • 2 Gbyte DDR RAM
  • HD 180 Gbyte

Reconstrution / Visualisation Workstation

Reconstruction cluster with:

  • Operation System Win 7
  • Intel Prozessor Multi Core 64 bit
  • 64Gbyte DDR RAM

Visualisation computer with:

  • Operation System Win 7
  • Intel Prozessor Multi Core 64 bit
  • 64 Gbyte DDR RAM
  • NVidia Quadro K6000 graphic-card, 12GB onboard
  • HD 500Gbyte, USB 1TB
  • DVD Writer
  • Monitors 27“ TFT
  • Keyboard, mouse

X-Ray Tube

  • 160kV
  • 10 micron at 32 watts, 20 micron at 56 watts

Flat Panel

  • · 120mm x 150 mm
  • 10 micron at 32 watts, 20 micron at 56 watts


Measuring- and Reconstruction-software VOLEX Fraunhofer

  • Modular Reconstruction, online and offline.
  • HELIX Scan, 1 x 360° per 360 sec continuous rotation
  • Transmission Scan at any rotation angle and off-axis
  • Batch Scan
  • Grey-level normalisation scan (Dichtetreue Reconstruction)

3D Analysis Software for Materials Science Avizo® Fire

  • Offers a broad range of software tools for obtaining and visualizing advanced qualitative and quantitative information on material structure images.
  • Avizo® Fire is the advanced 3D visualization and analysis software application for exploring core sample data sets. From straightforward visualization and measurement to advanced image processing, quantification and skeletonization,
  • Delivers an extensive set of tools addressing 2D and 3D visualisation, rock characterization, reconstruction of 3D rock models and pore networks analysis. Major Oil & Gas companies, services companies, and researchers use Avizo Fire to analyze core samples.
  • Imports any 2D or 3D images of any size and resolution obtained from a broad range of sources e.g. CT-scan, micro-CT, nano-CT, synchrotron, MRI, electron microscopy, thin slices, SEM/FIB, and more.
  • Ortho or oblique slices, cylinder slice with unfolded view, curved slices, dip/strike slices, projections like MIPs, or direct volume rendering
  • Complete tools for image-based geometric and intensity measurements e.g. for retrieving CT number on slice, region or whole sample, probing intensity profiles, reporting porosity and tortuosity, measuring sizes and angles, etc.
  • Liner tube and the exterior of the core sample can be masked. An advanced segmentation module with multiple thresholds can be used to extract fractures.
  • Grains, phases or pore spaces can be segmented, separated automatically, and processed for measurement and classification, or exported as 3D surfaces or grids for further processing or simulation purpose.
  • Extract geometrical models from rock sample images: 3D surface meshes, 3D grids suitable for numerical simulation, and spatial graphs representing the skeleton of interconnected pores.
  • Powerful tools for extraction and analysis of pore network spatial graphs.


  • X, Y, Z Slices 

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