About Volume Graphics
Defects Lurk Everywhere - We Find Them
Leading industrial companies around the world look for defects in their products using Volume Graphics software. Why? Because they know that Volume Graphics enables them to find out as much about their products as possible – and non-destructively at that. Industrial CT provides the basis for this, as CT scans reveal every aspect of a component.
Since 1997, Volume Graphics has been developing software for industrial CT at our company headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. The headquarters in Heidelberg are the largest of Volume Graphics’ five locations. Employees in offices in the USA (Charlotte, NC) and Japan (Nagoya) offer sales and support to customers and partners in their respective regions. Volume Graphics is also currently setting up additional offices in Singapore and China (Beijing).
While the company was founded in 1997, the history of Volume Graphics actually dates back a few years earlier:
- In the early 1990s, physicists Christof Reinhart, Thomas Günther, and Christoph Poliwoda developed a hardware system that reconstructed three-dimensional volume data sets from the images taken by CT scanners. It was the world's first computer capable of processing CT slice- image data sets in real-time and in 3D.
- In 1997, Reinhart, Günther, and Poliwoda founded Volume Graphics GmbH. They shifted their focus from hardware to software and developed the first software application able to process CT slice-image stacks in 3D on standard PC hardware.
- In 1998, Volume Graphics introduced its first software product: VGStudio 1.0. From this point on, users no longer had to analyze volume data slice by slice. Instead, analyses of industrial CT scans covered the volume in all three dimensions.
Since then, our product range has grown significantly.
Volume Graphics software is successfully used in research, manufacturing, and quality assurance. No wonder, since Volume Graphics’ range of products supports all types of analyses and visualizations using industrial CT data:
- VGStudio MAX is our extendable, high-end software;
- VGStudio offers entry into the world of CT data analysis and visualization;
- VGMetrology is our easy-to-use, universal metrology solution;
- VG InLine integrates non-destructive testing using industrial CT into the production process;
- and myVGL is the free, universal CT data viewer.
Solutions for Your Specific Needs
Our customers get more than just software:
- VG Academy offers training courses and partner certification for VGStudio MAX, VGMetrology, and VGMetrology VIEWER.
- Our consulting services offer valuable advice regarding all aspects of industrial computed tomography and the analysis of 3D data.
- Custom development projects cover requirements that are beyond the standard features of our software.
- Our interface VGProject SDK gives producers of CT systems a tool that allows them to connect their computed tomography scanners directly to VGStudio MAX.
- VGReco makes it possible to integrate CT reconstruction capabilities right into your CT system by combining the flexible VGProject SDK with the modular Volume Graphics CT reconstruction options.
- Our animation experts create animated film sequences using CT data to provide unparalleled insight into CT analysis results.
To serve our customers around the globe, we rely on a worldwide network of distributors. In addition to that, most major CT system providers sell Volume Graphics software together with their hardware.
Our company and/or our employees have memberships to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT), Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V. (DGZfP e.V.), French society COFREND, Japan Inspection Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JIMA), and Japan Precision Measuring Instrument Manufacturers' Association (JPMIA).