Direct Conversion opens Application Innovation Centre in Munich


Direct Conversion AB has opened its Application Innovation Centre in Gräfelfing, Munich. The facility will showcase Direct Conversion’s advanced photon-counting X-ray products, allowing customers to see for themselves the latest X-ray imaging technology in action.

The Centre has been carefully designed around Direct Conversion’s innovative concept of product development, so dedicated customer application solutions for industrial, non-destructive testing and battery and pipeline inspection can be refined and tested in situ at the initial stages, avoiding costly evaluations at point of delivery further down the line.

Adding depth to the customer experience, Direct Conversion will be running workshops, seminars and training focused on all aspects of its disruptive technology and there will be ongoing proof-of-principle (POP) and proof-of-concept (POC) studies.

Spencer Gunn, CEO of Direct Conversion, explained: “I am very excited by what we have created. The customer can come in, see demonstrations using our detectors, explore integration examples and try out imaging applications of their own. This will allow existing and potential users of our detection systems to grow their confidence in our solutions and the detectors’ abilities.”

Looking ahead, Spencer added: “Direct Conversion will be able to broaden its application experience and present our detectors in their best light, which means an easier route to long-term customer relationships and improved services.”

Specialists from target industrial and medical sectors will tour shielded X-ray laboratories and examine self-shielded X-ray equipment for industrial imaging applications and testing, including medical imaging systems. Also on show will be an industrial AXI system for high-speed applications and a universal computed tomography (CT) set-up for industrial and medical feasibility studies.

Located in Munich’s ‘biotech triangle’, the Centre will further strengthen Direct Conversion’s collaborative work with the neighbouring Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU).

An inaugural symposium to mark the opening of the Centre drew over 100 guests from industry and medicine for two days of presentations and live demonstrations of high-speed CT with automatic volume slicing and high-speed TDI/TDS scanning.