Yxlon CT User Conference demonstrates diversity
This September, the Yxlon CT User Conference took place in France. They accepted the invitation from their partner and leading company for launch systems and space applications Ariane Group to hold the conference in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. In two days, eleven experts from ten international firms and institutions presented their unique insights into CT to 85 participants.
The versatility in computed tomography
The speakers demonstrated the versatility of CT in industrial fields. From product development in die casting, to dimensional inspection in medical technology, to quality control in electronics, aerospace and automotive; each presentation was a representation of computed tomography. Adrian Talbot of Renault Sport Formula One Team showed some recent racing test results acquired from a system Yxlon provided to the organization as part of a technical partnership. Furthermore the Natural History Center of the University of Hamburg described the revolutionary discoveries made with CT in the realm of zoology, which shows that CT is not only beneficial in industrial fields but also in science.
From the Perspective of the user
To hold the conference at the site of a CT user offered the opportunity to see where Ariane Group employs CT and what kind of solutions their Yxlon CT systems are providing for them. One of the highlights of the conference was the tour of Ariane Groups Production and NDT Departments, a sight seldom witnessed by visitors due to the company’s strict security protocols. Jens Biedebach, Section Manager in the Mechanical Laboratory at Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe, immersed himself in the new concept: “In our opinion, the idea to hold the CT User Conference not at the Yxlon location but at the site of a CT user, is brilliant. We had the opportunity to see live where Ariane Group employs CT and what kind of solutions their Yxlon CT systems are providing for them.”