TUNGSTEN X-RAY TUBE PARTS

VACUUM-COMPATIBLE X-RAY TUBE PARTS

Tungsten is the ideal material for X-ray tubes due to its high heat resistance and ability to shield against X-rays. 3D printing is opening up new possibilities for tungsten-based products in terms of design and the integration of additional parts. In this example small components were printed in one single production step, with no need for subsequent assembly work.

Strength of tungsten:

  • Temperature resistance (> 3000°C)

 

Strength 3D printing:

  • Cheaper and easier production of high-accuracy parts
  • Small assembled parts can be included in our design to reduce assembly costs

 

The challenge:

Printed tungsten parts contain foreign substances that will reduce the lifetime of the X-ray tube.

 

The solution:

Dunlee developed a process that completely removes foreign substances from the parts, thus allowing for the integration of 3D-printed pure tungsten parts in a vacuum.

Benefits

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • Higher performing x-ray tubes
  • Reduced production and assembly costs

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About Dunlee

Dunlee is a brand of the Philips Company Group and distributes all products, solutions and services for the third-party imaging business. The product portfolio includes CT and X-ray solutions for OEMs, CT replacement tubes and 3D printed tungsten products.
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