The center specifically aims to provide a holistic approach to advanced 3D imaging, supporting all steps between original domain problem/query, through to verified, publishable conclusions. The in combination with the u-Vis facility, the David Fearn EP Laboratory can also cater for non-destructive testing via high resolution X-ray computed tomography for advanced 3D imaging (up to 200nm resolution). This has been used for manufacturing analysis, assembly analysis, defect analysis, FE model generation. It can also cater for Scanning Electron Microscopes analysis for high-resolution imaging and profilometry.
For non-destructive inspection during testing, the University of Southampton has invested over £3M in µ-VIS high resolution X-Ray computed tomography (CT) facilities.