New lab opened within Smart Industry Centre development
New lab of industrial computed tomography was introduced at Institute of Technology (Estonian University of Life Sciences) in Tartu on 9th November 2017. The lab is a part of Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap initiative - Smart Industry Centre development in co-operation of Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tallinn Tech.
„SmartIC involves development of digital twins. Processes are modelled digitally and devices can be telemetrically operated, resulting data is big and is transferred to science cloud and analysed by HPC cluster. The new high-resolution device is capable for non-destructive measurement of complex parts/prototypes; the point cloud is gathered layer by layer. It will be co-operating with novel 3D metal printing system to be launched at TTÜ, enabling laser sintering of relatively large-scale prototypes and specimen from e.g. stainless steel, aluminium, titanium. At the new printing system the whole laser sintering process is precisely traceable,” exemplifies TTÜ production engineering professor Tauno Otto.
The computed tomography system of Estonian University of Life Sciences enables to analyse different metal and non-metal items. It has many applications: e.g. investigation of materials internal structure or measurement accuracy of 3D printing or casting. The X-rays give 2D detail visibility of up to 150 nm used to build a 3D model from scanned layers. Such a non-destructive research and measurement is also applicable for example in electronics industry and in different fields of mechanical engineering. The investment is supported by EU ERDF.
Additional information: Tõnu Leemet, PhD, EMÜ researcher (email@example.com, tel +372 56659869)