X-RAY MICROTOMOGRAPHY: 3D AND HIGH-ADDED VALUE
THE LEADING EDGE WIRE MESH TECHNOLOGY IN SOLVING NOISE AND VIBRATION PROBLEMS
COMPONENT LIGHTING, MATERIAL SUBSTITUTIONAL: ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GAINS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR
AN EASY WAY TO INNOVATE
By Olivier Guiraud
X-ray microtomography is a powerful imaging technique that has proven to be an effective tool for non-destructive 3D inspection. Nowadays, it is more and more employed as a standard characterisation method in R&D applications as well as a means of control in production line. It can be applied to nearly all kinds of materials and types of parts. The use of X-ray synchrotron sources pushes back the limits of the technology and offers the possibility to inspect at high resolution large parts without cutting them. It provides outstanding image quality and enhanced phase segmentation capability thanks to phase contrast imaging mode. In addition, the high brilliance of sources allows ultra-fast acquisition for the follow-up of process in real time. The presentation will be based on concrete examples such as the rugosity characterisation of surfaces in AM parts inaccessible with conventional techniques, the dimensional control by 3D mapping the geometrical deviation from CAD files, or even the detection and analysis of cracks inside metallic components.
By Hocine Dahmane
As the leading specialist for vibration control technology, we are part of the globally acting Hutchinson Group, a TOTAL subsidiary. We develop and manufacture high-end technology in the fields of comfort and safety.
Our oscillation solutions reduce vibrations, improve acoustics, increase the operating life span and enhance comfort.
Our products can be found in nearly all types of rail, land, sea and air vehicles, in plant and mechanical engineering, in the energy industry, in agricultural and construction machinery and many other areas.
Our services are based on the growing and varying requirements of our clients. Guaranteeing flexibility and maximum benefit.
Our references are as diverse as our clients: we not only equip power plants worldwide, but can also include all major car manufacturers, system suppliers, shipyards and rail vehicle manufacturers to our clientele. We are equally strong in the defence industry as we are in the general industry. Our technology is quite unique and innovative. We manufacture elastic mounts with knitted wire mesh technology with great interest to NVH teams to solve issues with noise and vibrations.
By Jérome Durgeon
and Jean-François Luye
On a concrete case of the optimization of an automotive part for alleviation purposes, the main economic and environmental results are going to be shared to the public. The Plasteo Group offers a presentation divided in two: Promold realized the calculations involving virtual digital simulations and Eco Engineering made an environmental comparison of the impacts of both the initial version and the optimized version.