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Micro-CT Examination of Sardines Packed in Oil

The food processing and manufacturing industry utilizes micro-CT analysis in several ways, from studying the distribution of ingredients within products to inspecting finished packaging for foreign materials and checking product distribution within the packaging. Further, micro-CT allows researchers to study intact internal microstructure data non-invasively, as we were able to demonstrate with …

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Micro-CT Applications for Primate Studies

Skull reconstruction of the late Miocene ape Rudapithecus hungaricus from Rudabánya, Hungary ABSTRACT This study presents a reconstruction of a well-preserved ape skull from late Miocene deposits in Rudabánya, Hungary. The study utilized micro-CT scans of the original Rudapithecus hungaricus partial cranium RUD 200 and the associated mandible RUD 212 to “realign …

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Micro-CT for Primate Studies

Micro-CT examination of the primate cranial morphospace allows scientists to explore developmental, evolutionary, and functional influences that have contributed to primate cranial diversity. The primate cranium is quite complex, supporting vital functions such as respiration, olfaction, food acquisition and mastication, communication, and protection of the brain and eyes. Natural selection within different …

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Micro-CT Examination of Additively Manufactured Parts

Micro-CT has become widely used to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for porosity analysis and dimensional measurement. In conventional manufacturing, a weld would always be inspected for voids and inclusions, but in additive manufacturing the entire sample is essentially one large weld. Therefore, to qualify and verify safety-critical aerospace, automotive, …

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Micro-CT Applications for Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

Fiber characterization and orientation analysis Fibrous structures occur frequently in both natural and synthetic materials. With micro-CT, it is possible to analyze individual fiber properties (such as diameter), and orientation distribution. With several software tools, in-depth geometric characterization of fibers is possible. “The interface between fiber and matrix material in composites and …

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Micro-CT Examination of a Hockey Stick

Fiber-reinforced plastics (or polymers) are composite materials made of a polymer matrix that is reinforced with fibers. Typically, most of these composites have strong, stiff fibers in a matrix, which produces a component that often has a low density yet is strong and stiff. Fibers, such as glass (as in fiberglass), carbon, …

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Micro-CT Applications for Manufacturing Process Optimization

Comparison of medical and industrial X-ray computed tomography for non-destructive testing Industrial micro-CT scanning is a laboratory-based non-destructive testing technique used in a variety of applications for samples ranging from 1mm to typicallty about 300mm in diameter. Micro-CT scanners are used for industrial non-destructive testing due to the superior resolution possible compared …

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Micro-CT Examination of Seal Integrity in Glass Vials

Closure systems for glass vials containing parenteral pharmaceuticals are critical for protecting the contents against microbial or other environmental contamination. The most common closure system consists of an elastomer stopper held in place by a crimped aluminum band. Compression is applied during the sealing process, which can affect the closure integrity. We …

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Micro-CT Applications for Archaeological Forensic Studies

Modern Forensics Reveal Gruesome Details Of King Richard III’s Death ABSTRACT Richard III was buried in haste in 1485 after he was killed in battle and the whereabouts of his remains were unknown for centuries. In 2012, a skeleton was excavated from the former site of the Church of the Greyfriars in …

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Micro-CT Examination of Ceramic Pottery

Examining the internal structure of archaeological artifacts can provide unique insights that can help us understand the people who made them, their culture, and the technology they developed to shape the world around them. Archaeometry, or the application of scientific techniques to the analysis of archaeological artifacts, is transforming modern archaeology and …

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