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The 5th annual Dimensional X-ray Computed Tomography conference is returning to the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, to be held between the 17 and 19 of May 2021. We are proud to announce that this year’s event will be supported by the AdvanCT project, where the project is funded by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research.  

nplsite-(1).jpgThe conference aims to present and disseminate the latest developments in X-ray computed tomography (XCT) for dimensional measurement and its industrial impact across a variety of applications. It is also expected to define synergies and collaboration opportunities between different organisations and commercial representatives. Submitted research will be presented in oral and poster formats, with prizes awarded for the best presentation.

                                                                   Main conference: 18 - 19 May  

                                                                 Pre-conference training day: 17 May

The main themes of the conference include:

  •  New developments in XCT (technology improvement, correction of errors, etc.)Slide5.png
  •  XCT for dimensional metrology (traceability and verification)
  • Dimensional XCT for industry applications (automotive, aerospace, additive manufacturing, etc.)
  • Dimensional XCT for medical/bio applications
  • Standardisation
  • More…

Call for short abstracts: closed

Papers in the format of short abstract are invited from academia and industry. Accepted research will be presented in oral and poster formats with prizes awarded for the best presentations. A template of the short abstract is available here. Please complete the template and submit here. Please also indicate your preference for an oral presentation or a poster presentation.

Accepted articles will also be invited to submit a full paper for consideration in Measurement Science and Technology, a prestigious scientific instrumentation and measurement journal and the first research journal produced by the Institute of Physics. The journal covers all aspects of the theory, practice and application of measurement, instrumentation and sensing across science and engineering.

Conference programme here

Confirmed keynotes

Title: Dimensional X-ray CT and advanced materials manufacturing,
Speaker: Professor Philip J. Withers
Institute: University of Manchester, UK

Title: Methods for traceable compensation of machine geometry deviations in industrial computed tomography
Speaker: Dr Benjamin A. Bircher
Institute: Federal Institute of Metrology METAS, Switzerland

Title: X-ray computed tomography for aerospace applications
Speaker: Dr Wenjuan Sun
Institute: NPL, UK
Title: EMPIR AdvanCT – Project overview and CT-corrections developed by PTB
Speaker: Dr Ulrich Neuschaefer-Rube
Institute: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany


Pre-conference Training

Title: ISO geometric product specification (ISO GPS). An investigation into size.
Speaker: Iain Macleod
Institute: Chair of the ISO/TC 213 technical committee (responsible for ISO GPS standards).

Title: CT advancements for production line measurement
Speaker: Chris Price,
Institute: Nikon Metrology

Title: Virtual CT with aRTist
Speaker: Carsten Bellon
Institute: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany
Title: What’s new in Volume Graphics’ VGSTUDIO MAX 3.5
Speaker: Ashley Bray
Institute: Volume Graphics
Title: Introduction of TIGRE image reconstruction toolbox for dimensional XCT application.
Speaker: Manuchehr Soleimani
Institute: University of Bath


Delegate Challenge

An open invitation to all participating delegates to enter the Delegate Challenge, detailed information is available here


Important dates

Abstracts for oral presentations: deadline extended to 22 Jan 2021

Abstracts for poster presentations: deadline extended to 16 April 2021

Registration to the conference, network events and training


Venue and Location

The DXCT 2021 will be an online event due to impact of COVID-19.

Sponsorship and Exhibitions

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Opportunities are available to sponsor and exhibit various aspects of the conference, for more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Dr Wenjuan Sun.

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