The full title of the xCTing project is: “Enabling X-ray CT based Industry 4.0 process chains by training Next Generation research experts.” The aim of this 48 month project is to train 15 young and promising researchers (ESRs) that will take the lead in conceiving the next generation of European Industry 4.0-ready CT technology. The xCTing consortium consists of 9 beneficiaries and 6 partner organisations. CWI has been awarded 3 PhD positions.
The xCTing project fits well in CWI's Computational Imaging group research theme of real time CT imaging. State-of-the-art CT systems remain an off-line technology, due to the unsolved trade-off between scan speed and scan quality, and the need for extensive expert user input. xCTing will therefore focus on significantly increasing autonomy, robustness and speed in CT metrology in order to support its transition towards a fully in-line quality assurance technology as required in Industry 4.0 environments. Meeting these challenges requires the integration of a broad range of interdisciplinary expertise, including physics, manufacturing, dimensional metrology, machine learning, as well as efficient and reliable big data analytics and visualization.