In a joint project, the ANKA (Angströmquelle Karlsruhe) at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany), the Fraunhofer IZFP (Institute for Non-destructive Testing Methods, Germany) Saarbrücken / Dresden, Germany, and the X-ray synchrotron source ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France) developed synchrotron laminography, which allows high-resolution 3D imaging on large flat objects. As an example the method is used for examination of composite materials used in wind turbines or in aerospace, for research on their inner structures before, during and after failure. The instrument has been in operation since 2007 at the Beamline ID19 of the ESRF. By means of so-called phase contrast methods it was also possible to successfully examine structures without absorption contrast. At ANKA, the newly commissioned IMAGE Beamline will provide the same method of analysis.