YXLON International and the Museum of Natural History Berlin (MfN) had invited to a three-day Imaging Technology Symposium. Under the title “Advances in Computed Tomography (CT) Technology for Life Sciences and Natural History Science Museum Collections”, renowned scientists from international universities and institutes shared their experiences on CT imaging in natural science applications. About 60 participants from the fields of biology, morphology, paleontology, and zoology gathered at the MfN from June 12 to 14 to hear ten high-profile lectures presented by, among others, Prof. Phil Manning from Manchester, Dr. Alexander Ziegler from Bonn and Prof. Julia Clarke from Austin. Additional agenda items included three guided tours through the museum’s collection as well as four workshops.

On the third day, guests had their chances to inspect their own specimens they had brought along. These were scanned and analyzed in the museum’s microscopy room, directly behind Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan, in the high-resolution computed tomography system YXLON FF35 CT. This was a perfect opportunity to apply some information and tips from the previous days in practice. In the end, all participants agreed on the high quality of the symposium with regard to contents of the lectures as well as the guided tours and workshops.

Museums are increasingly utilizing non-destructive computed tomography for more than just scientific research – the digitalization of billions of specimens in natural and human history institutes around the world is also of growing significance. With the help of CT, valuable research objects can be examined in detail without the risk of damaging them through special preparation methods. Furthermore, the digital objects can also be made available to scientists throughout the entire world. This exchange between researchers across the globe not only enables new and innovative research methods but also safeguards preservation and archiving for the future. But especially biological and geological CT applications pose very unique challenges. Use of special filters and trajectories, optimal balance between performance and resolution, contrasting, staining, and other ways to produce the best images: all these details are primarily based on experience. The symposium managed to promote the exchange of these valuable experiences in order to advance science and systems technology.

Über die YXLON International GmbH

YXLON International, a company of the Swiss Comet Group, 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, and Hattingen, as well as a network of representatives in over 50 countries, as YXLON we’re local for our customers all over the world.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

YXLON International GmbH
Essener Bogen 15
22419 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (40) 52729-0
Telefax: +49 (40) 52729-170

Gina Naujokat
Marketing Communications
Telefon: +49 (40) 52729-404
Fax: +49 (40) 52729-170
E-Mail: gina.naujokat@hbg.yxlon.com
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