Steel analysis using desktop SEM

Inclusions in steel production are unavoidable. However, they can be manageable. Whether your customers construct bridges or make steel ball bearings, they require stricter standards for high-strength, durability, and lighter weights. Manufacturers also face profitability challenges and faster turnaround times while maintaining a reputation for clean, high-value steel. In today’s competitive market, the need for automated inclusion analysis on the microscopic scale is more important than ever.


Application note highlights

While white-light microscopy has the capability to report inclusion size, volume, and distribution, sophisticated engineering and manufacturing processes introduce critical chemical parameters that require you to:

  • Develop high-quality data
  • Analyze critical failures
  • Identify manufacturing problems while maintaining operational costs

Using the Phenom ParticleX Steel Desktop SEM for better inclusion analysis of steels

The Phenom ParticleX Steel Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope is specifically made for automated inclusion analysis. Using energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), the Phenom ParticleX Steel Desktop SEM measures the size, morphology, and chemistry of non-metallic inclusions to develop a statistical model and predict inclusions as described in industry standards. It can run overnight and weekends for routine analysis, then manage specifications and pinpoint root causes during weekdays.

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