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Prof. Dr. Robert Schmitt
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.03.2021 to 28.02.2025
EU contribution:
3.884.707,08 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 956172.  


Enabling X-ray CT based Industry 4.0 process chains by training Next Generation research experts


Computed tomography (CT) plays an important role in both medical and material inspection applications. Fifteen young and promising researchers will be trained to take the lead in conceiving the next generation of European Industry 4.0-ready CT technology. Success in this field will help to reinforce Europe’s global leadership position in manufacturing. The EU-funded xCTing project, which consists of nine beneficiaries and six partner organisations, will focus on increasing the autonomy, robustness and speed in CT metrology. It will support the transition towards a quality assurance technology fully in line with Industry 4.0 environments. X-ray CT metrology is the only known technology that can certify non-destructively the quality of internal complex structures, such as those produced by additive manufacturing or found in assemblies.


  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, Austria
  • Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Stichting Nederlandse Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Instituten, Netherlands
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Materialise NV, Netherlands
  • Baker Hughes Digital Solutions GmbH, Germany
  • Volume Graphics GmbH, Germany
  • Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands