Microfocus X-ray inspection in aerospace industry
Microfocus X-ray technology plays an important role in the inspection of mechanical components like light alloy castings, parts of aircraft turbines or actuators. The trend towards miniaturization produces smaller and lighter parts to reduce weight and save material.

At each stage of the production quality requirements are increasing. The tolerances for defects are going down to only a few microns (1 µm = 1/1000 mm).

Typical Applications

Non-destructive X-ray inspections in aerospace industry and military

Non-destructive microfocus X-ray inspection in aerospace industry, e.g.:
  • Mechanical components like control valves or flap actuators
  • Circumferential electron beam (EB) welds in conducts and air ducts
  • Rotor blades, turbine blades
  • Aircraft turbines
  • Electronic assemblies
  • (Small) titanium and aluminium castings
  • Composite materials

Impression of X-ray images

X-ray image of toy helicopter X-ray image of toy plane X-ray image of turbine blade
 

Recommended microfocus X-ray tubes for X-ray inspections in aerospace industry

For testing of mechanical components we recommend our product lines THE Plus and SE. For testing of circumferential weld seams we developed various microfocus rod anode tubes. Please refer to the product lines RA, RAC, and RAC Superfocus.

Open microfocus transmission x-ray tube THE Plus Microfocus transmission X-ray tubes - product line THE Plus

Resolution
Resolution - 4 stars
Power
Power - 4 stars
Magnification
Magnification - 5 stars


Open microfocus reflection x-ray tube SE Microfocus reflection X-ray tubes - product line SE

Resolution
Resolution - 3 stars
Power
Power - 5 stars
Magnification
Magnification - 4 stars


Open microfocus rod anode x-ray tube Microfocus rod anode X-ray tubes - product line RA 

Resolution
Resolution - 2 stars
Power
Power - 4 stars
Magnification
Magnification - 3 stars


Open microfocus rod anode x-ray tube Microfocus rod anode X-ray tubes - product line RAC

Resolution
Resolution - 2 stars
Power
Power - 5 stars
Magnification
Magnification - 3 stars


Open microfocus rod anode x-ray tube Microfocus rod anode X-ray tubes - product line RAC Superfocus

Resolution
Resolution - 3 stars
Power
Power - 5 stars
Magnification
Magnification - 3 stars