X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) scanning has been in use for decades, and it remains a key component in non-destructive testing (NDT). XCT allows a user to create a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a scanned object within a computer software program, and to create highly detailed output files for future use and manipulation. XCT has evolved over recent years to be used for research and development, reverse engineering, manufacturing and quality control, and life cycle management. Specifically, for defense applications, XCT has been found to be very useful in support of ballistic test and evaluation, armor design and testing, parts inspection, reverse engineering, and evaluation of additively manufactured parts.
This presentation focuses on an overview of how XCT works and the various defense application for XCT.