The Fraunhofer Application Center for Computed Tomography in Metrology (CTMT) at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) has been involved in industrial X-ray computed tomography (CT) for many years.
Complex components cannot be inspected with conventional measuring systems, such as tactile or optical coordinate measuring machines, or can only be inspected destructively. Due to the properties of X-rays, CT enables non-destructive characterization of materials and inspection of components for defects (cracks, blowholes) or internal and external geometric features.
The high information density of CT data on materials and components makes this powerful imaging digitization tool increasingly indispensable in industry for rapid product development and integrated quality assurance.
Today, CT already plays a central role in material selection, initial sampling, production monitoring and the reuse of raw materials.
Professor Hiller and his team currently have five CT systems at their disposal. Another system will be installed in the course of 2019.
The main tasks of the scientists at the Application Center include research work in the field of CT measurement technology, the implementation of industrial projects and the practical training of students at DIT in the form of lectures and internships.
In addition, the Fraunhofer CTMT constantly offers a wide range of interesting theses as well as the possibility of employment as a scientific assistant.