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Why Lead Shielding Solutions Are Needed for X-Ray and C/T Scanners

Lead-based radiation shielding is the industry standard for X-ray and CT scanners. Lead-based materials and products pose a danger to anybody involved in their creation, use, maintenance, handling, or disposal. As people have learned more about how dangerous (and even deadly) lead can be, many industries have switched to RoHS-compliant or lead-free products.

Products like X-Ray Scanners and Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) are now being developed and procured with more lead-free materials in mind. To keep inventory costs down and reaction times between suppliers and consumers as short as possible, many manufacturers operate on a “just-in-time” basis to combat lead risk. When lead-based raw materials are no longer available, it could impact costs and delivery times.

Since the extensive use of lead-based radiation shielding materials has become a concern in the industry, we have developed a line of high-gravity composite compounds. When it comes to abrasion, friction resistance and long-term durability, this new material composite have three patents.

What advantages might lead-free material offer to the X-ray and C/T OEMs and end-users of these automatic detection systems in the health care, logistics, and airport sectors?

Availability of materials

OEMs and end users may depend on lead shielding solutions, which are made from a range of commercially accessible materials, to provide a constant and continuous supply. Since we have several places to get our basic materials, we are able to negotiate prices for parts in a strong way.

All of our materials are RoHS compliant, so you won’t have to worry about fulfilling required standards. The use of this non-toxic substance may also help our clients create or strengthen their brand positioning as an ecologically responsible producer.

Greater Design Freedom

Nuclear Shields innovative liquid casting process allows us to give our clients greater design flexibility, which in turn minimizes or eliminates the need for additional, time-consuming machining. These days, it is possible to create radiation shielding components in almost any form or size. As a result, we can now reduce the number of pieces in an assembly by using a single component with many functionalities.

This material, which has a density range of 2.6 g/cc to 5.7 g/cc, may be tailored to meet the needs of a particular product. By adjusting the amount of shielding needed for a certain application, you can now save money or get rid of extra weight.