When is CT mainly used?
For the distribution of a product life cycle in two different steps in this pie chart, we have taken into account the usage of Computed Tomography as an industrial tool. Although there obviously are different approaches to a product life cycle, this one is clearly applied when using X-ray CT.
As a matter of fact, X-ray CT has become an essential technology for non-destructive 3D characterization. It is widely used in many industries, such as aerospace, spatial, medical devices, plastic injection, composite material, or additive manufacturing where X-ray CT contributes to shortening the product development cycle in R&D, accelerating failure analysis, and improving quality assurance and production process control.
Image : pie chart of CT at all stages of product life cycle