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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Global Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems Market to Reach US$591.9 Million by 2017, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc.3, San Jose, CA, USA

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on X-Ray Inspection Systems. The global market for industrial x-ray inspection systems is projected to cross US$591.9 million by the year 2017, primarily prompted by rising quality and safety standards in various end-use industries. In addition, rising concerns towards security, witnessed in various countries is driving the adoption of x-ray inspection systems in sensitive areas such as airports, seaports and state borders. Technological developments and new end-use applications areas will spur growth in the industrial x-ray inspection systems market in the future.

Industrial x-ray inspection systems have emerged as one of the most lucrative segments of the global inspection systems market, primarily owing to the non-intrusive method of screening. X-ray inspection is gaining prominence as one of the most promising methods of non-destructive testing (NDT). The systems are also viewed as important screening tools for quality control and risk management, with their ability to detect contaminants, defects and inconsistencies in products. Areas such as scientific/industrial, electronics, automotive, aerospace, oil and gas are some of the most prominent end-users of these systems, due to their consistent high quality requirements. In industrial applications, X-ray is the most comprehensive, non-contact imaging technique that provides complete information about the soldered connection, irrespective of the package type. X-ray imaging offers superior precision, repeatability and high-speed capabilities. The ability of x-ray systems to penetrate through metal packaging as well as identify a wide variety of non-metallic contaminants is widening the scope of these systems to include the food industry. Security programs initiated by various governments across the world post 9/11 terrorist attacks, is boosting usage of x-ray inspection systems in sensitive areas such as airports, state borders and seaports. X-ray systems, with potential to identify contraband, explosives, plastic and metal weaponry are rapidly gaining ground as one of the most accepted and advanced methods of threat detection.

The industrial x-ray inspection systems market is projected to scale new heights in the years to come with the market moving from conventional film-based systems to the innovative and highly advanced digital systems. With rapid progressions in technology, which enhance image quality and throughput, increased adoption in varied industrial applications will be witnessed. Flat panel detector (FPD) integrated systems particularly digital radiography (DR) machines, that fulfill high resolution and faster processing requirements would be viewed as the next-generation x-ray inspection systems of the future. Additionally, computed tomography (CT) equipped with FPDs and other sophisticated technologies are expected to drive the market due to their widening footprint in various end-use areas.

Rapid technological advancements in inspection systems are increasingly driving traditional x-ray systems with low resolution towards obsolescence. One of the most prominent developments taking place in the electronics industry is the miniaturization of devices. The growing demand for compact size products is driving the need for industrial x-ray systems that offer high resolution, for quality analysis. Such requirement of high magnification systems can only be met through x-ray sources, which have a minute punctiform x-ray focal spot. This has resulted in the development of nanofocus tubes that facilitate detail inspection at the sub-micron level. Additionally, multifocus x-ray sources that include high-power modes, nanofocus and microfocus have also been developed for varied application areas.

Asia-Pacific and the US represent leading markets worldwide, as stated by the new research report on Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems. While the US represents a dominant player in the CT and CR based x-ray market, the Asian market commands a leadership position in film-based systems. Asia-Pacific is also poised as the strongest contenders worldwide, surging ahead at a robust CAGR of over 6.0% through the year 2017. By product segment, Computed Tomography (CT) represents the largest market. The segment is also slated to race ahead at a sturdy compounded annual growth rate of 6.7% in the future.

Key participants profiled in the report include American Science and Engineering Inc, Eriez Magnetics Co., GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Glenbrook Technologies Inc., Golden Engineering Inc., Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Nordson YESTECH, Nikon Metrology NV, North Star Imaging Inc, OSI Systems Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc, Teledyne DALSA, Inc., YXLON International GmbH, among others.

The research report titled “Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems: A Global Strategic Business Report”, announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, growth drivers, issues & trends, end-use analysis, product overview, recent industry activity and profiles of market players worldwide. Market Analytics and overview is provided in value (US$) terms for major geographic markets such as US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Major products Segments Analyzed include, Computed Tomography (CT), Computed Radiography (CR) and Film. The study also presents historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Industrial_X_ray_Inspection_Systems_Market_Report.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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