Typical foundry casting defects can occur in all casting techniques involving materials such as iron, aluminum, magnesium or zinc. These defects include pores, pore and bubble formation, thermal cracking, dimensional changes and inclusions.

  • X-ray examination offers the opportunity to:
  • Verification of air holes and pores
  • Geometric measurement of internal structures
  • Wall thickness analysis

Quality inspection using YXLON industrial X-ray inspection systems enables fast and precise inspection of high unit volumes using YXLON inspection software. Cast parts with a deviating cast structure can be separated from the production process at an early stage. There is also the possibility of drawing conclusions about casting quality based on the types of defects found and then increasing productivity by initiating appropriate corrective measures.

YXLON industrial computed tomography (CT) can provide important additional information. For example, internal structures and remaining wall thicknesses can be precisely determined using CT, even in the case of complex components. Information like this is indispensable, especially during prototype qualification.

For safety-related components, it is critical to determine the wall thickness remaining after casting or the finishing stage for batch products. This measurement provides information about the stability and thermal conductivity of the material. When tomogram of a component with YXLON industrial CT inspection systems, information is available for various analyses.


  • Air hole and pore verification
  • Geometric measurement of internal structures
  • Wall thickness analysis
  • Comparison of the actual situation with the target situation
  • High efficiency – integration into the production process