High-accuracy analysis of resin structure by high-definition X-ray fluoroscopy by new nano-focus X-ray photography method

Technical Classification:
[ Equipment / Facilities ]
[ 3D-CT ] [ fiber orientation ] [ Nondestructive testing technique ]

Point of the Proposed Technology

- The internal structure inspection function will be improved greatly by the small nano-focus X-ray CT equipment in place of the conventional electron microscopy.
- Because the cutting, machining, polishing, and vapor deposition processes are not necessary, the environmental load and the burden of the operator will be reduced greatly.                     
- By nano-focus X-ray tomography (CT), not only the surface but also the inside nano level 3D structure can be observed and analyzed.


Equipment cost: Reduction of about 50% compared to conventional method
Spatial resolution: 0.2 μm by maximum magnification
Equipment installation area: 1/4 compared to conventional method

New Technology

Technology Deployment and Cooperation

Development Stage
Commercialization Completed (already delivered: no)
Intellectual Property Right
Joint Researchers (their role)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Role: Reconfiguration of 3D image from stereo X-ray image)          
Kyoto Institute of Technology (Role: Research, development, and evaluation on 3D X-ray CT software)
Iwate Prefectural University (Role: Measurement of 3D CT image, and research on information processing technology)
Example of Application
- Inspection of resin parts of automobiles
- Inspection of small parts of various electronic equipment
Technical Problems
- Because the nano-focus X-ray generator is expensive, the system will be expensive. If the cost is improved, the adoption to plants will be expanded.
- Because the X-ray output of the nano-focus X-ray generator is weak, the photography takes time. The sensitivity of the X-ray CCD should be improved to shorten the photographing time.
- The validation service at our company will be promoted continuously until the nano-focus X-ray generator is improved.
Collaborator needed to Improve
- 3D-CAD related companies with knowledge of 3DCT image processing technology
- Research institutes such as universities, etc. with 3DCT evaluation technology and equipment
Technical WEB page


Personnel / Department
/ President, Sueki Baba
2-19-16, Izumi-cho, Suita-City, Osaka, 564-0041, Japan
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Outline of Company and Organization

2-19-16, Izumi-cho, Suita-City, Osaka, 564-0041, Japan
Capital / No. of Employees
10,000,000 yen / 5 employees
Product Line
Industrial X-ray fluoroscope
Major Customers
Panasonic Corporation
Overseas Base(s)
Agents in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia
Company/Organization WEB page

Update date: 2020/3/6

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