Industrial computed x-ray tomography has a key role in scientific research and technological development. This technique is employed for different characterization and measurement techniques in various fields, such as metallography, optical and electronic microscopy, image analysis, physical and mechanical tests, environmental simulation, and chemical analysis. Therefore, it has relevance for research, production, and quality control purposes. Labormet Due Srl performs metrological x-ray based tests using instruments operating at 300 kV and 450 kV, and case studies concerning heat exchanger design and manufacturing, joint brazing analysis, fiber-reinforced polymer modeling, and complex metal-based structures analysis are presented throughout the tutorial.
Riccardo Girelli worked for Labormet in Torino as a commercial technician since 1992. The company was a distributor of Leica, Presi (a metallographic preparation French company), and Polaroid. With the dedication of colleagues and the executive, they took on many mandates for the sale of quality control instrumentation, increasing the portfolio of proposals, and extending our business opportunities abroad. Therefore, companies based in the Piedmont region began to involve us in the development of complete laboratories in new plants under construction worldwide. After Labormet's ownership withdrew in 2012, Girelli founded Labormet due and, together with a partner, they further expanded their representatives and collaborators. In 2013, they took over the mandate of G.E. concerning industrial tomography, and they realized that the opportunity is not in the sale of these instruments, but in the possibility to provide the service. Today, 3 metrologists work in their Metrologic laboratory with 2 instruments operating at 300 and 450 kV. These are certified ISO 9001 and EN 9100, and they are suppliers of most of the big Automotive and Aerospace industrial groups in Italy and abroad.