Training

Monthly training courses

R2000 Per person per course, R5000 for all 4 together

The aim of these courses are to provide an easy introduction to using CT for your research or industrial application – providing insight into how it works and how you can best make use of it. It helps you to think of new ways of approaching your topic and helps to really understand what is possible. The training is split into 4 blocks/courses – any or all of these can be done, once per month over two days (4 hrs per course).

For bookings, please email Muofhe or book on the form here: http://www0.sun.ac.za/safmachform/machform/view.php?id=113854 

 

  1. Basic “Introduction to CT” – morning session – first weekday of the month

2. Basic “3D data visualization” – afternoon – first weekday of the month

3. Advanced courses – 2nd weekday of the month – morning is theory and presentation/discussion

4. Advanced courses – 2nd weekday of the month – afternoon is practical scanning and image analysis

 

April = Engineering

May = Geosciences

June = 3D printing and additive manufacturing

July = Biological applications

August = Engineering

September = Geosciences

October = 3D printing and additive manufacturing

 More information on the course content below:

  1. Basic introduction to microCT & 3D imaging
    1. Sample preparation
    2. Sample types
    3. Scan types
    4. How does it all work? The physics behind X-rays, CT and 3D voxel data
    5. Hardware and software types
    6. 2D vs 3D X-ray inspection for industrial applications
    7. Examples of successful scans & analysis types
    8. Demonstration of scanning: microCT & nanoCT
    9. Demonstration of visualization & analysis: VGStudioMax 3.0
  2. MicroCT data visualization and analysis: basics
    1. First steps
    2. myVGL viewer & VGStudioMax interface
    3. Visualization of 2D and 3D images
    4. Segmentation and image processing
    5. Surface determination
    6. Dimensional and volumetric measurements, measurement tools
  3. MicroCT in biological and agrisciences: biology, entymology, food science, horticulture
    1. Segmentation of biological sample data: typical tricks and tools
    2. Basic analysis functions
    3. Advanced analysis functions
    4. Density calibration
    5. Animations
    6. Proper scientific reporting
  4. MicroCT for engineering: civil, mechanical and industrial engineering + additive manufacturing
    1. Surface determination
    2. Advanced registration / alignment methods
    3. Coordinate measurement: introduction
    4. Coordinate measurement: advanced
    5. Porosity/inclusion analysis
    6. Nominal/actual comparison (CAD variance)
    7. Fibre composite material analysis
    8. Structural mechanics simulation
    9. Proper reporting, automated reporting

5. MicroCT for geosciences, soil sciences & paleontology: focus on geoscience segmentation & analysis types

  1. Surface determination
  2. Coordinate measurement: introduction
  3. Segmentation tools and tricks
  4. Porosity/inclusion analysis
  5. Simulation of transport processes (permeability simulation)
  6. Structural mechanics simulation
  7. Proper reporting, automated reporting6. MicroCT for 3D printing and additive manufacturing: additive manufacturing parts focus
    1. Surface determination
    2. Advanced registration / alignment methods
    3. Coordinate measurement: introduction
    4. Coordinate measurement: advanced
    5. Porosity/inclusion analysis
    6. Nominal/actual comparison (CAD variance)
    7. Structural mechanics simulation
    8. Proper reporting, automated reporting