De Chiffre, Leonardo1; Carmignato, S.3; Kruth, J. -P.4; Schmitt, R.5; Weckenmann, A.6
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 University of Padua4 Katholieke Universiteit5 WZL, Aachen6 Freidrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
The number of industrial applications of Computed Tomography(CT) is large and rapidly increasing. After a brief market overview, the paper gives a survey of state of the art and upcoming CT technologies, covering types of CT systems, scanning capabilities, and technological advances. The paper contains a survey of application examples from the manufacturing industry as well as from other industries, e.g., electrical and electronic devices, inhomogeneous materials, and from the food industry. Challenges as well as major national and international coordinated activities in the field of industrial CT are also presented. (C) 2014 CIRP.