National Research Facility for X‑ray Computed Tomography opens for business

The National X‑ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) research facility launched on 1 November 2020 and offers state-of-the-art 3D and 4D imaging capabilities to academic and industry users across the UK.

Established in November 2020, we bring together world-leading capability in lab-based X‑ray Computed Tomography (XCT) from the universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, University College London and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT is a £10m investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in capital and recurrent funding to support research in the UK.

The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials. In 2021, Royce will open a dedicated space on the second floor of its new hub building to host a Data Visualisation and Analysis Support Centre to support new users. Find out more