New metal grades for novel materials
As materials scientists work to develop more durable and lighter materials, new metal grades are being introduced at an unprecedented rate. Today, the steel industry defines more than 3,500 different materials differentiated by their chemical, mechanical, and physical properties, according to the World Steel Association. Moreover, approximately 75% of today’s steel grades have been developed in just the last 20 years.
For steel plans and metal processing industries ranging from automotive to petrochemical to energy materials analysis, identifying the grade of specific metals and alloys is critical—both when verifying the quality of incoming materials and confirming the composition of finished products.
Yet the verification process is often complicated. For the many different metals and alloys sold today, a plethora of classification systems exist to keep all the standards regulated within the industry. Wading through these classification systems can take hours, and the information obtained can be out-of-date.
A comprehensive metals database
To help users of our X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and optical emission spectrometers get the quick and up-to-date information they need, Thermo Fisher Scientific offers Total Materia, the most comprehensive metals database on the market.
The world’s most comprehensive metals database, Total Materia helps users quickly and accurately identify the metal grades of raw materials and finished products—right from their OES and XRF spectrometers.
With Total Materia, users can access more than 15 million metal property records for iron and steel, ferrous alloys, aluminum, copper, titanium, magnesium, tin, zinc, lead, nickel, and more—without accessing the Internet. Instead, they can directly export this data to their OXSAS Software for use with their OES and XRF spectrometers—replacing hours of tedious research with just a few clicks.
Access to more than 350,000 material grades with Total Materia
Total Materia provides more than 350,000 material grades from all major organizations and associations in 74 countries. It offers a wide range of information including chemical composition, standard reference, application guidelines, mechanical properties, heat treatment details, properties at elevated temperatures, fatigue properties, and more. It also includes tables with equivalent materials worldwide and applied artificial intelligence within the SmartCross module for cross-referencing.
Users can search by material, standard, properties, and several other advanced search methods to find information in seconds. Global information from thousands of standards is routinely updated—ensuring it is always up-to-date. In addition, users can obtain free technical support from Total Materia specialists. To learn more and get a 60-day free trial, please see our Analyzing Grades of Metals webpage.
Wilhelm Sanders is a Product Manager for Spark OES at Thermo Fisher Scientific