September 24, 2009 -
Original Press release
Nikon Metrology, Inc.
12701 Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI, 48116
Metris Inspect-X 1.6 Doubles CT Reconstruction Speed
Aug 12th, 2009 - Metris, market-leading supplier of X-ray and industrial Computed Tomography systems, launches Inspect-X 1.6 software that boosts throughput by increased CT reconstruction speed and improved general system control. Following Metris' drive for continual X-ray and CT system improvement, Inspect-X 1.6 further enhances system usability and introduces a faster CT reconstruction engine.
A brand new reconstruction engine increases "Time-to-Volume" or sample throughput. The new engine doubles reconstruction speed on existing hardware. In combination with the latest hardware on new systems, the reconstruction of a 1024 pixel cubed volume using 1800 images is completed in only 38 seconds, whereas reconstruction previously took 2 minutes. A 2048 pixel cubed volume using 3600 images is reconstructed in 18 minutes.
The usability of the system has been improved on various levels; the sample load position is now user programmable so it can be re-used for repeated operations, and the auto defocus function allows for higher-power operation without risking target damage. The CT wizard was also improved to guide the user through the measurement process including up-front data quality verification, before spending valuable time on data reconstruction and analysis.
Finally, Inspect-X 1.6 has been improved on the basis of user feedback to further enhance software operation and interface look and feel.
Metris (Euronext - MTRS) designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries.
The company's reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations with optical and touch sensors.
Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven, Belgium, with additional production and development centers in the US, Belgium, UK, Italy and China. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in North America, Europe and Asia.
More information on Metris can be found at www.us.metris.com
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