North Star Imaging Inc

19875 S Diamond Lake Rd
Rogers,  MN  55374

United States
  • Booth: 4151

North Star Imaging, Inc. offers a complete line of state-of-the-art 2D Digital X-ray and 3D Computed Tomography (CT) systems for the industrial nondestructive testing industry, designed and built by highly trained innovative engineers. Through use of NSI's industry leading, efX-CT software, their CT system speed and ease of use is unmatched in the industry. This software offers a simple 5-step, start-to-finish CT process, plus the ability to upgrade existing systems from DR to CT.  An industrial CT scan can validate and qualify prototypes and the first printed parts for many different materials such as mold components, metal or plastic printed parts. CT scanning aids in manufacturing projects that require 100% validation of high value printed parts during production. Any failed parts or errors during production due to temperature change or stress, such as broken or chipped parts, can be examined and identified quickly through CT scanning.  North Star Imaging also offers X-ray Inspection services.  The group houses the most advanced X-ray/CT lab in the country and offers need based consulting services for anyone needing X-ray/CT scanning.


  • NSI MeVX - High Energy X-ray Systems
    MeVX™ High Energy computed tomography X-Ray solutions
    for inspecting large, dense, mission critical components -- available in 3, 6 and 9 Million Electron Volts.

  • NSI's most advanced DR & CT system in the world is now available with Linear Accelerators. Offered with energies up to 9 MeV, the MeVX Series of systems provide the same ease of use as our low energy systems in a high energy format.

    Noise, scatter, and beam hardening artifacts negatively impact the image fidelity of a part. With the help of a linear accelerator (LINAC) the MeXV units not only improve scanning penetration but also image quality.

    3D printing is moving from visual non-functional prototyping, to a technology that satisfies real-world applications or production requirements. Since the requirements for 3D printed parts are becoming significantly more demanding, the industry is searching for ways to validate and analyze their products. Industrial CT scanning is able to validate internal geometry and defects within a part without destroying the part. Want to propel the use of additive manufacturing across major industries? Our team is ready to help your team take a deeper look inside your most quality-critical components, to know what’s working and what isn’t.

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods and technology continue to advance in both capabilities and quality while providing more options in metals and polymers as well as many hybrid materials. With AM, yesterday’s impossible is truly today’s opportunity. One common denominator across all areas of AM is the need for qualification of the AM process and product.

    • AM System Qualification
    • In Situ Monitoring
    • Product Quality Compliance
    • Failure Analysis
    • Reverse Engineering
    • 2D & 3D Metrology
    • And much more

    For more information, please contact or visit our website

  • efX-SIM X-ray Software
    efX-Sim for DR & CT systems is a digital twin of your NSI X-ray system that allows for full off-line programming, technique development, X-ray image simulation and X-ray system training....

  • efX-SIM efX-Sim for Digital Radiography & Computed Tomography X-ray systems can be configured as a digital twin to NSI's standard systems, which enables technique development without occupying or interrupting a physical system. Thanks to its speed, you can quickly test if a part’s material properties, size, and orientation are compatible with specific X-ray systems.

    efX-Sim allows you to see how X-rays interact with your part. Simply import your parts or assemblies using 3D CAD files or CT scan data then set the material of each model. You can even build your own alloy mixes to accurately represent your part.

    efX-Sim uses a sophisticated X-ray algorithm that simulates how a polychromatic x-ray beam interacts with parts, alloys, and even multiple materials at once. This algorithm is GPU-accelerated, allowing the simulation to be run interactively. This means that any change to the system or parts being simulated will update the final detector image immediately, without the significant delay associated with non-interactive simulations.

    efX-Sim can assist in developing fixturing setups that are required to examine critical areas, verify achieved resolution, and capture the details and defects you need. Part position and orientation can be exported to an STL file to develop 3D printable physical fixtures.

    Techniques and motion programs that are prototyped in efX-Sim can be used on the original system as real, physical techniques and fixtures. Created fixtures can even be exported to CAD software to develop 3d printable physical fixtures.

    For more information on efX-SIM visit our website: or contact

  • RobotiX Part Manipulator
    Automated X-ray Scanning Systems make batch scanning, loading and unloading, and part manipulation effortless....

  • RobotiX part manipulators allow you to scan more parts quicker for reduced cycle times and increased productivity. Scanning parts with complex geometries can require you to get scans from different angles. If done manually, someone is required to reposition parts and possibly change out fixtures. Time is wasted as each time the X-ray tube shuts off and the door has to open and close. Our RobotiX part manipulators can eliminate wasted time by repositioning parts as needed for each scan.

    Fanuc M-2000iC/210F Robot

    • 210 kg (462 lb) max payload
    • 6 Axis
    • Reach & capacity dependent upon application
    • Up to ±0.00079 in (± 0.02 mm) repeatability

    Robot mounted to the base of the X7000 manipulator

    Manipulator in front of cabinet, robot in the back

    Supports pneumatic tool changer

    Cabinet extended by 48″ compared to the standard X7000 system

    Visit our website for more information - or contact

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