In industrial manufacturing, image resolution alone is never enough. Quality control also needs to take place during manufacturing and in real time to prevent the introduction of undetected deviations or defects. This makes rapid X-ray computed tomography (CT) the ideal candidate for inspection of products and processes utilizing additive manufacturing. Due to their higher X-ray brightness, MetalJet X-ray sources can significantly boost the throughput speeds of today’s X-ray CT inspection systems. Alternatively, the high-resolution NanoTube systems can both expand inspection coverage and reveal defects and features that were previously impossible to see.