Bruker introduces SKYSCAN 1273 benchtop 3D X-ray microscope

Editorial
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 14:30
SKYSCAN 1273: benchtop 3D X-ray microscope for a variety of industrial and scientific applications
 
Bruker has delivered the SKYSCAN 1273 benchtop 3D X-ray microscope based on micro-computed tomography technology.
 
According to the company, the SKYSCAN 1273 sets a new standard for non-destructive testing with benchtop instruments, providing a performance level previously only achieved by floor standing systems.
 
Samples with up to 500 mm length, 300 mm diameter, and a maximum weight of 20 kg can be investigated with powerful and precise positioning stages.
 
The combination of a higher-energy X-ray source running at higher power (130 kV, 39 W) and a large format 6-megapixel flat-panel detector with ultimate sensitivity and speed promise to provide excellent image quality in just a few seconds.
 
The SKYSCAN 1273 produces 3D images of internal structures with high resolution based on a voxel size smaller than 3 µm.
 
The comprehensive software for straightforward data collection, advanced image analysis, and powerful visualization makes the SKYSCAN 1273 an easy-to-use 3D X-ray microscope, says Bruker.
 
Micro-CT with helical scanning for distortion-free data acquisition and artefact-free reconstruction algorithms provides images without blurring, even for planar structures in all directions.
 
For high-speed requirements, InstaRecon, one of the world’s fastest CT reconstruction solutions, accelerates 3D imaging up to 100 times compared to traditional algorithms.
 
The SKYSCAN 1273 benchtop 3D X-ray microscope requires minimum lab space, is easy to use, and virtually maintenance-free to offer high system uptime with low cost of ownership.
 
As Dr Geert Vanhoyland, the Bruker AXS Product Line Manager for 3D X-ray Microscopy, comments: "The SKYSCAN 1273 is a turnkey solution for non-destructive 3D imaging, covering a variety of industrial and scientific applications."
 
"This includes defect detection for casting, machining, and additive manufacturing, inspection of complex electro-mechanical assemblies, pharmaceutical packaging, advanced medical tools, geological drill cores, and non-ambient microscopy," he adds.
 
"The SKYSCAN 1273 significantly extends the capabilities in preclinical imaging," highlights Dr Kjell Laperre, the Bruker BioSpin Micro-CT Market Product & Applications Manager. "Its large sample compartment combined with the higher-energy, higher-power X-ray source allows ex vivo imaging of larger and higher density samples in forensic, orthopedic, paleontological, and zoology applications."
 
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