X-Tek Ltd (UK)


X-Tek was founded in 1986. Originally conceived as a custom design facility for microfocus X-ray systems, X-Tek rapidly expanded into volume production of high quality, high precision, standard and custom designed X-ray systems. Over the past 6 years X-Tek has undergone rapid growth, moving to a much larger manufacturing site, increasing workforce and recently (1997) opening X-Tek LLC, a sales and service office in Santa Clara, California, situated in the centre of Silicon Valley. In December 1998 X-Tek purchased OIS Engineering Ltd from the Barco group. This acquisition broadens the market reach into the NDT area and greatly enhances our research and development capability. X-Tek also maintains a world-wide agent network. X-Tek has a international user base with installations throughout Asia, the USA and Western Europe. Major multinational companies using X-Tek equipment include AMD, Ericson, Ti, IBM, Motorola and ASAT.

Reasons for participating
X-Tek are establishing as one of Europe's leading developers of Digital Detector Arrays and see this project as an important step in the progression and acceptance of the digital radiographic market.

Contribution to project
Main contribution is to WP-B in participating of the development of the Digital Detector Arrays for the in-line casting inspection. They will also participate in WP-F, the Laboratory and Field Trials.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.