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QMT Products: October 2016
X-ray reference images

As a new option, YXLON now provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in the Image2500 and Image3500 imaging software of its X-ray inspection systems.

The reference images, which were previously only been available as an image catalogue for radiographic inspections with film, can now be deployed in digital radioscopy for defect evaluation of aluminum and magnesium alloys in die castings via a second review monitor.
Digital reference images ASTM E2422 (Aluminum), ASTM E2660 (Steel), ASTM E2699 (Titanium) and ASTM E2869 (Magnesium) have been available with YXLON X-ray system since 2012.

Although digital X-ray inspection is faster, more reliable, less expensive and more environmentally acceptable due to the elimination of chemicals compared with film, some industries still hesitate to embrace it. The digital ASTM reference images are an effective basis for film replacement, and users quickly appreciate the benefits of the easy and safe image storage as well as the simple digital data exchange.

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