Thermo Scientific™

Explorer™ 4 SEM/EDX for Additive Industry

The Thermo Scientific™ Explorer™ 4 SEM/EDX for the Additive Industry is the proven solution for automatically and simultaneously monitoring the 3 most critical characteristics of powders for powder-bed and powder-fed additive manufacturing processes. Monitor particle size distributions, individual particle morphology and identify foreign particles.

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Particle Size Distribution

  • Covering the entire size range of metal additive manufacturing powder, from submicron to millimeter particles, in accordance with ISO 13222
  • Broadest measurement range for multi-modal samples
  • Validated accuracy and repeatability using proprietary reference sample and analysis


  • Particle morphology reported to ASTM F1877
  • Save high-resolution images of every particle
  • Relocate ‘deformed’ particles for detailed morphology and chemical analysis

Foreign Particle Detection

  • Integrated EDX spectrometry for identification of few foreign particles among many thousand particles
  • Quickly identify foreign particles with default classification recipes for common powders
  • Post-process and data mine without the need to analyze sample again

Finished Parts Analysis 

  • Automated recipes for unattended analysis of finished parts
  • Detect and characterize voids and inclusions in finished parts
  • Review images of all characterized voids and inclusions

Explorer Additive Benefits

  • Explorer 4 Additive is the fourth generation of dedicated SEM/EDX solutions for industrial environments. With its integrate Uninterruptable Power Supply with battery backup, oil-free operation, and CSA certified the Explorer 4 Additive is ready for your environment.

  • No matter where you are in the world, accepting 90-240V the Explorer 4 can be plugged in anywhere.

  • User interface in English, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese supported by a global service and applications team gets you quickly to information.


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