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The new simplicity of non-destructive inspection of components

ZEISS introduces new computed tomography system with ZEISS METROTOM 1

7 June 2021

Oberkochen, Germany | 7 June 2021 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

With ZEISS METROTOM 1, ZEISS is introducing an entry-level solution for the non-destructive inspection of parts. This compact computed tomography system delivers precise results, but is nevertheless easy to operate.

Many companies have already come to value the advantages of non-destructive inspection. However, small- and medium-sized companies “often view computed tomography (CT) as being too complex,” said Dr. Petra Schmidt, Head of Field of Business X-ray at ZEISS.

With the computed tomography system ZEISS METROTOM 1, ZEISS has now developed an entry-level solution that is even simpler to operate and to use for inspections. Simply place the parts to be inspected in the system, press the button, and analyze the measurement results. “That’s how simple it is for users of this new CT system,” said Schmidt. As a result, little time is required to learn how to use the machine.

Getting started with complex CT technology is extremely easy with ZEISS METROTOM 1

Getting started with complex CT technology is extremely easy with ZEISS METROTOM 1

From capturing 3D volume data to analyzing it, the software GOM Volume Inspect, guarantees users easy operation of the new computed tomography system. It is perfectly matched to the hardware. The latest version is equipped with many more volume functions. Investing in additional software for a detailed analysis of the measurement data is not necessary.

Another advantage of this new product: “As the device doesn’t require maintenance, the operating costs are low, which means that the device pays for itself even faster,” said Schmidt. The compact machine, which is 175 centimeters wide and 87 centimeters deep and “should fit in every laboratory,” can be used to measure small- to medium-sized parts made of plastic or light metal, such as connectors, plastic caps or aluminum castings.

Given these benefits, Schmidt is convinced that “with ZEISS METROTOM 1, we have developed a unique product that makes it so easy for users to benefit from non-destructive inspection. In that sense, it has the potential to make the advantages of computed tomography available to many more customers and, thus, contributing to their success.”

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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 8.8 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2022).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 13 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With over 40,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities (status: 31 March 2023). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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