Fast 3D X-ray inspection in mass volume production

Deltaray is an ambitious start-up that will develop and sell 3D X-ray inspection machines to the mass production of product industry. 100 percent inspection of the internal parts of critical health treatment products, first automotive components, communication solutions from machine components etc comes within reach of those who use a zero-defect quality bar.

The core of the Deltaray offers is formed by artificial intelligence-based detection software. This disruptive solution, the result of years of focused research at the UA Vision lab (Imec), makes it possible to inspect the inside of products at the same pace as the production itself (in-line inspection), just like the technology in production today is used with camera systems for quality control of the outside of products during assemblies.

During this session you will learn about what is possible with X-ray today and how Deltaray will introduce this solution to the market in 2020. Will 3D X-ray be the inspection technology of the coming decade?

About the speaker

Dirk Hamelinck graduated at UGent as MSc Electronics Engineering in 1985. He started his career with Philips on optical disc drive R&D (CD-Lab and NatLab, Eindhoven). Leveraging his first B2B success as a ‘mini company’ (he lead R&D, production and relations with Kodak) the CD-RW BU was founded (Hasselt, 1995) where Hamelinck engaged as BT member. Exponential growth and market dominance continued over a decade through partnerships with HP-consumer and from 1999 on with all top PC-OEM brands. Whilst the PC-OEM business grew further to 1 B$ by 2003, Hamelinck focused mainly on strategic partnerships. As highlight he founded the Mount Rainier forum (with Microsoft, PC-OEMs, drive vendors and ISV’s). When Microsoft announced their native support for the Mount Rainier DVD+RW data format, Philips was propelled back into standard leadership for DVD and Blu Ray.

When Philips transferred the business in a joint venture with BenQ, Hamelinck joined Imec in 2004 as strategic business manager for embedded systems (leading a biz-dev team). In 2010 he became self-employed as R&D and project management consultant. In 2014 he joined Iminds and after the merger with Imec, he was integrated into the DUCS staff (connecting the university groups to Imec).