The new visitor attraction was made possible by a special collaboration between the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and X-ray system manufacturer YXLON International from Hamburg. For at least the next 9 months Yxlon is loaning its high-resolution CT system FF35 CT to the Museum for various research projects, since only computed tomography provides detailed, three-dimensional insights into the smallest structures without damaging or possibly destroying objects. The YXLON FF35 CT can even scan larger objects like e.g. complete animal skulls in their entirety.
That’s how CT opens up completely new possibilities for research. Moreover, rare and valuable finds can be quickly and easily digitally archived and made available to the global public. In return, the scientists of the MfN will share their experience of working with the equipment so it can be incorporated directly into the future technical developments of the Yxlon CT systems in order to specifically optimize computed tomography for the life science sector.
As a research museum of the Leibniz Association, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin holds collections that comprise more than 30 million objects from zoology, paleontology, geology and mineralogy. They are a unique cultural asset and provide an exceptional, internationally used research infrastructure of the highest scientific and historical importance.
For the test phase of the YXLON FF35 CT system, five sections of MfN’s cultural collections will be the focus of the collaboration: (1) skulls and skeletons of mammals; (2) fossil specimens from various rock strata with inclusions and highly diverse preservation techniques; (3) drilling samples with mineral particles; (4) contrasted reptiles and amphibians; (5) pinned insects.
YXLON International designs and produces radioscopic and CT inspection systems for the widest variety of applications and fields. Whether situated in the aviation & aerospace, automotive or electronics industry, our customers are among the largest producers, major enterprises that place their confidence in our quality worldwide.
The name YXLON stands for assurance and quality for all types of cast parts, tires, electronic components, turbine blades, welded joints and a lot more. Our product portfolio includes X-ray systems for installation in radiological inspection envelopes, universal X-ray inspection systems on the basis of fully shielded devices, as well as solutions specific to a customer. Whether in manual, semi or fully automated operation, our inspection systems are ideal for deployment in research & development and can be integrated into any production process.
CT systems have been an integral part of our product portfolio since as far back as 2003. Computed tomography provides a three-dimensional insight into inspection items, thus enabling the analysis of inner structures, dimensional measurement tasks in metrology applications or actual-to-nominal comparisons to CAD data, to name only a few examples. Besides delivering a more precise inspection evaluation when compared with radiography, computed tomography also provides valuable information about the production process. Above and beyond such advantages, our microfocus systems permit highly detailed looks into the most intricate structures and tiniest components.
With our headquarters in Hamburg, sales and service locations in Yokohama, Hudson (Ohio), San Jose (California), Beijing, Shanghai, Hattingen and Heilbronn, as well as a network of representatives in over 50 countries, as YXLON we’re local for our customers all over the world.
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