SkyScan 1273

The SKYSCAN 1273 is Bruker’s latest bench-top 3D X-ray microscope based on micro-computed tomography (Micro-CT) technology. The system can accommodate samples up to 500 mm length, 300 mm diameter, and a maximum weight of 20 kg, which is a new standard for non-destructive testing (NDT) using a desktop instrument.

Best-in-class components turn the SkyScan 1273 into a real power house. The high-energy X-ray source running at high power, combined with a large format flat-panel detector with ultimate sensitivity and speed, provides excellent image quality in just a few seconds. An entire scan can be completed in as little as 12 seconds. Orders of magnitude faster than our previous generation systems!

The SkyScan 1273 benchtop 3D X-ray microscope requires minimum lab space, is easy to start running, and virtually maintenance-free. Consequently, the SKYSCAN 1273 micro-CT offers high system uptime with low cost of ownership.



The SkyScan 1273 High-Capacity Micro-CT provides the ability to image large and/or dense objects that typically require larger, more expensive floor standing models, but in the space saving format of a benchtop model. The SkyScan 1273 plugs into a standard 110V  wall outlet, does not require water-cooling, or compressed air making installation easy in almost any laboratory setting.


The SkyScan 1273 has one of the largest chamber sizes on the market for desktop micro-CTs. The specialized rotation stage allows objects up to 25kg to be mounted without any loss in rotational accuracy.


The large field-of-view CMOS detector is combined with the innovative SkyScan OFFSET scanning mode—a physical horizontal shifting of the detector to widen the field of view and increase the pixel array, without having to increase the working distance.


The SkyScan 1273 offers a high energy X-ray source for a desktop, with flexible modes to image very fine structures at high resolution or scale up with more power for larger denser objects. 


In addition to the standard circular scan mode, helical scanning and reconstruction can be select to optimize image acquisition and minimize reconstruction artifacts on metal objects like implants and other manufactured parts.


High Aspect Ratio Tomography (HART) allows for adaptive rotational steps for faster scanning of high aspect dimensional samples.



Each system comes pre-wired to accept specially designed in situ stages for dynamic testing. The Materials Testing Stage (MTS) allows for in situ compression or tension testing of materials. Heating and Cooling Stages are ideal for material characterization for thermal effects.


The SkyScan 3D Software Suite is supplied as an unlimited site license so each user can have a copy; ensuring workflow from multiple groups is easily managed. Segmented software programs means post acquisition reconstruction, analysis, and modeling can be done on different computers, freeing the system for scanning. Image file outputs are standardized to TIF, BMP, or JPG formats for easy viewing, transferring, or copying.


  • X-ray Source
    40-130 kV
    max. 39 W
    < 5 µm spot size at 4 W
  • X-ray Detector
    6-megapixel (3072 x 1944)
    Active pixel CMOS flat-panel detector
  • Maximum Object Size
    300 mm diameter
    500 mm length
    20 kg
  • Maximum Field of View (FOV)
    250 mm height
    250 mm diameter
  • Optional Stages – Micro positioning, cooling, heating, compression/tension
  • Radiation Safety – <1 µSv/h at 10 cm from the instrument surface
  • Dimensions
    1250 mm (W) x 815 mm (D) x 820 mm (H)
    450 kg
  • Power Supply
    100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 3 A max
Not sure about the best instrument for your application?
Do you want to see Micro-CT results of your sample?
Our specialists are happy to help.
Not sure about the best instrument for your application?
Do you want to see Micro-CT results of your sample?
Our specialists are happy to help.

US Partner Form

    Coming Soon:

    Customer access to tips and instructional videos, method notes, tutorials, application notes, and other content to support your research.


    Service Engineer opening for Micro-CT Systems

    We are looking for a service engineer to join our team of experts in helping advance research by providing technical support and maintenance for micro-CT systems across the United States.

    Please submit resumes to:

    Micro Photonics Inc.
    1550 Pond Road, STE 110
    Allentown, PA 18104



    WVC Annual Conference

    Las Vegas, NV
    February 19-21
    Booth 1484

    Privacy Policy

    What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
    What do we use your information for? Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

    ; To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).

    ; To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).

    ; To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

    ; To send periodic emails .The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

    Terms and Conditions

    Terms of Service for

    Introduction. Welcome to This website is owned and operated by Micro Photonics Inc. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information).

    This agreement is in effect as of October 25, 2018.

    We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

    Responsible Use and Conduct. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, (b) the terms of any applicable confidentiality, non-disclosure, or other agreement between you and a third party, and (c) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

    Free Micro-CT Evaluation Scan

    Are you interested in Micro-CT but aren’t sure if it will work for your application?  We would be happy to help you determine if a micro-CT is right for you and guide you to the system that is best suited for your application.  Our micro-CT laboratory has five different Bruker SkyScan Micro-CT systems available for a thorough investigation of your sample.

    Micro-CT results

    Send in a sample and our micro-CT experts will do the rest.  We will select the best instrument, scan the sample, and reconstruct the data.  You will receive a series of cross-sectional images visualizing the interior structure, a 3D model of your results and  a video of your sample with cut-through views. We will also provide our visualization software for enhanced viewing in both 2D and 3D … Explore Within!

    Fill out the form below and will we contact you to arrange the free micro-CT scan.

      Micro-CT Buyers' Guide

        Talk to a micro-CT specialist

        Call Now Button