20 Years VGSTUDIO MAX

It's hard to believe that two decades have gone by since the year 2000 - the year Volume Graphics delivered the final version of VGSTUDIO MAX 1.0 to customers. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains the same: Volume Graphics is still the software of choice for non-destructive testing based on industrial computed tomography (CT). Let's take a stroll down memory lane and review the innovations we've achieved over the years that enable our users to maintain the highest quality standards by providing full insight into their products.

At Volume Graphics, we understand that the demands on the quality of your products are numerous and challenging. This is why we continually develop VGSTUDIO MAX to offer more and more tools for metrology, defect detection and assessment, material properties, or simulations with each new release.

The past 20 years are a history full of firsts: the first CT reconstruction on an off-the-shelf PC, the first CT-based porosity/inclusion analysis, the first wall thickness analysis based on CT data, the first custom fiber orientation analysis on CT data, and much more. Let's take a look!

2000:
VGSTUDIO MAX 1.0

The Basis for Success

VGSTUDIO MAX 1.0 was the first version of our modular, expandable software for the analysis and visualization of industrial CT data. The software enabled users from industry and science to reconstruct and visualize CT scans in 3D on standard PCs and to analyze them for a variety of purposes.

2001: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 1.1

Porosity/inclusion analysis

Wall thickness analysis

First 64-bit version of VGSTUDIO MAX

2004: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 1.2

Coordinate measurements

Fiber orientation analysis

2009: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 2.0

Nominal/actual comparison

CT reconstruction

Local adaptive surface determination

 Visualization of an object with semi-transparency

Visualization using the “Region of Interest (ROI)” concept

2011: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 2.1

GD&T

 First functions to automate analysis tasks

2013: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 2.2

Automatic translation and intelligent evaluation of so-called PMI data

Fiber composite material analysis

Porosity/inclusion analysis based on the industry standard P 201/VW 50097

2016: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0

Foam structure analysis

Transport phenomena simulation

Unload/reload data function to reduce memory usage

Point cloud support

2017: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.1

Structural mechanics simulation

Manufacturing geometry correction

Intelligent geometry element type recognition

2018: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.2

Golden surface function

Copy one region of interest (ROI) multiple times into a periodic pattern

Digimat export

2019: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.3

Volume meshing

Multi-material surface determination

Q-DAS export

2020: 
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.4

Reverse engineering

Digital volume correlation

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