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Illinois IGB

Core Facilities

August 2021

The image shows the 3D CT reconstruction of a high performance cylinder head cast from scrap aerospace aluminum alloy AA7075. This helps in determining casting defects such as, microporosity and hot tearing. The cylinder head measures 20x8x5.75 inches and weighs approximately 40 pounds. The 3D images were obtained using the NSI X-5000 3D micro CT system and rendered using NSI efX software at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Core Facility.

“This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office Award Number DE-EE0007897 awarded to the REMADE Institute, a division of Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance Corp”.