University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Research & Development Ltd.
NanoXCT - Compact X-ray computed tomography system for nondestructive characterization of nano materials
Within the past decades, advances in miniaturization from micro to nano-scale have had dramatic impacts on our lives. Consumer electronics, which once occupied large volumes, now fit in the palm of a hand. But nanotechnology does not only improve in electronics. Also material sciences, chemical engineering, or biology are strongly profiting from nanotechnology. The tremendous achievements in all of these areas would not have been possible without the material analytics in behind.
K-Project for Non Destructive Testing and Tomography
The need for NDT methods is driven by the development/innovation of new products, materials and technologies and by the demand for enhanced quality control and cost reduction in industry. Many countries have already established specialized research centre for NDT. With the K-Project an applications-orientated NDT research centre will be created in Austria concentrating and strengthening research on modern NDT methods and application in the country. The combined expertise on NDT-methods and applications-oriented materials science will build a unique knowledge base with regard to non-destructive evaluation.
01.01.2007 - 31.12.2011
SmartCT - Precise geometry extraction and interface characterization of multi-material components using cone beam CT
01.01.2009 - 31.12.2011
Sub-µm-CT - 3D-Micro-Characterisation of Fibre- Composite- and Foam materials using Sub-µm– X-ray Computed Tomography
01.1.2009 - 31.11.2011
Composite, Fibre and Foam materials on basis of polymeric and natural materials are widely used for high-tech applications and boomed the last decades both technologically as well as economically. The development of new materials and manufacturing techniques require new testing methods to optimise manufacturing process and maintain the quality during manufacturing.Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 10:13 Read more...
Content of the project will be the investigation of a representative sample of materials and the development of algorithms for 3D characterisation.
The main focus lies on structures on a geometrical scale of 1 mm to 0,4 µm.
The support of large scale industry as well as high-tech small and medium-sized businesses from material-, polymer-, paper industry and in succession from automotive-, aeronautic-, consumer goods- and leisure industry to improve the quality of the products is the aim.