There are millions of planets but there is only one earth. Therefore, we focused our scan of the month on something related to “The World Environment Day” on June 5th 2022 by scanning a smart bulb that has a huge impact on reducing electricity consumption.
Our engineer, Thomas Dreisbusch, made a comparison scan between two bulbs, a traditional lightbulb and a smart bulb, showing how the lighting technology has changed through the years of lighting evolution.
Rotating the bulb inside the X-ray machine from all angles. Giving a 3D modelling of the internal structure and all details inside and outside the bulb. Giving exactly the same size and shape as the original item and allows you to check if there are any quality issues or opportunities for improvements.
The X-ray CT scan of the traditional lightbulb was acquired at a voxel resolution of 33µm while using 210kV potential and 33W X-ray power. The scan was acquired using a Nikon XT H 225 ST 2x, which houses a Nikon 225kV microfocus X-ray source, coupled with a Varex 4343-CT flat panel detector. For this scan, the detector acquired 4476 projections at an exposure of 125ms using Nikon’s conebeam acquisition and reconstruction algorithms to construct the 3D model.
The smart bulb was acquired with the same machine configuration at a voxel resolution of 23µm while using 220kV potential and 23W X-ray power with 7162 projections at an exposure of 250ms using Nikon’s helical acquisition and reconstruction.
3D rendering for The Smart Bulb