Great Success at the University-Hosted 7th Dimensional XCT (dXCT) Conference

Posted in: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Research

Author: Professor Manuchehr Soleimani

With advances in additive manufacturing and its critical role in net zero, dimensional measurement and verification is a hot research topic. X-ray computed tomography (XCT) offers a unique possibility for dimensional measurement, allowing dimensional inspection of hidden test samples and parts.

The 7th dXCT Conference

In June, I and the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering hosted the 7th dXCT conference. Over 90 delegates from the UK and the world joined us, along with 10 industrial sponsors who showcased their latest XCT machines and software tools for dimensional applications.

The event was great in bringing together end users, XCT manufacturers, academics, and national measurement institutes from various countries to discuss the solutions to measurement uncertainty and its repeatability.  Keynote speakers from the leading industrial sector and international academics highlighted the key challenges for the next 5 to 10 years.

As part of the conference, one day was focused on providing training on the practical requirement of metrology as well as image reconstruction in XCT.

I was delighted to welcome many of my colleagues and many new faces in the field to the University where we could discuss the latest development in this area. In my team, we have developed (jointly with CERN) and released one of the most sophisticated and widely used XCT image reconstruction software (TIGRE), it was great to see the extent of the uptake of the software in metrology applications from both academic team and the leading industrial users including major national facilities.  I thank Professor Tim Ibell, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Design, who kindly opened the conference and described the faculty’s new research structure and strategy going forward.

Dr Wenjuan Sun, President of the dXCT society, said:” On behalf of the dXCT executive committee, I would like to thank the conference venue and support provided by the University of Bath. I am also grateful to Professor Soleimani’s contribution to running the conference smoothly, enabling in-depth discussions in particular our panel discussions at the end of each day”.




Posted in: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Research


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