Focus on tire quality has never been more intense. Pressure is on manufacturers to insure the quality of their product while reducing costs in order to survive in these tough economic times. This paper will discuss the benefits and potential cost savings to tire manufacturers who incorporate today's state-of-the-art X-ray inspection techniques into the production process. Automatic X-ray inspection automates decisions that, in the past, were made by operators and offers repeatable, dependable analysis of tires according to specific pre-set parameters. Operators can now supervise a number of production lines instead of being tied to the monitor of only one, resulting in significant labor savings.