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The TACOMA consortium unites Direct Conversion with TWI Ltd to bring together our expertise and experience to meet the objectives of the project. The team combines best-in-class partners in the areas of digital X-ray detectors and imaging software (Direct Conversion) and defect detection algorithms and UT signal analysis (TWI).

Combined, we bring a strong track record of successes in this area, which will enable TACOMA’s game-changing technology to be realised for the “high-volume, high-speed” automotive manufacturing sector and beyond.

Direct Conversion is the global leader in X-ray detectors for non-destructive evaluation in a range of sectors. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of cadmium telluride (CdTe) detectors and their detectors and imaging systems are used across the globe by a broad range of customers, in fields such as dentistry, radiography, engineering, and food production.

TWI Ltd is a world leading research and technology organisation, providing impartial technical support in welding, joining, material science, structural integrity, NDT, surfacing and packaging. Services include generic research, confidential R&D, technical information, technology transfer, training and qualification.