New 2D/3D X-ray inspection system with digital imaging capability

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 December 2004




(2004), "New 2D/3D X-ray inspection system with digital imaging capability", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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New 2D/3D X-ray inspection system with digital imaging capability

New 2D/3D X-ray inspection system with digital imaging capability

Keywords: X-rays

FEINFOCUS announces the μCT-FOX 2D/3D X-ray inspection system with new direct digital detector (DDD) imaging (Plate 3). The fully integrated 16-bit imaging sub-system provides crisp digital images with extremely high contrast in both 2D and 3D modes. The system instantaneously captures high-resolution images with film-like quality, even in real-time. This capability gives operators the most comprehensive solution for enhanced defect detection, making the system ideal for complex electromechanical component inspection applications.

Plate 3 The μCT-FOX 2D/3D X-ray inspection system from FEINFOCUS

The DDD features an X-ray detector with three image acquisition modes for maximum flexibility, automatic noise level reduction for sharp image quality, and a large, ultra-high resolution flat panel monitor for viewing flexibility. Operators can quickly and easily switch between the acquisition settings with a simple click of the mouse button, achieving image sizes of up to 1,888 × 1,408 pixels.

The fully programmable system is seamlessly integrated into FEINFOCUS graphical user interface (FGUI) version 2.2, allowing the users to save digital images in JPG, TIF, or BMP formats. The new FGUI features AVI recording, and additional image processing operators such as an electronic film operator for advanced real-time X-ray inspection.

The μCT-FOX from FEINFOCUS combines award-winning high-resolution 2D X-ray technology with state-of-the-art 3D computed tomography techniques and high-end volume rendering software for the detailed inspection and analysis of complex devices in the third dimension. The μCT-FOX is the first industrial X-ray inspection system to include functional 2D and 3D modalities in one system. Combining the flexibility, functionality, and ergonomics of a standard microfocus X-ray system with the ability to generate 3D imagery, the μCT-FOX visualizes the most inner components and precise structural modeling of a device. Cracks, voids, delamination, and other crucial anomalies can now be depicted in their actual 3D position, providing valuable insight into the design and manufacturing processes of these devices.

DDD imaging is an upgrade opportunity for the existing X-ray imaging chains, and can be integrated into various systems and any X-ray tube assembly.

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