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.
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, and track down manufacturing problems while maintaining operational costs.
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 microscope measures the size, morphology, and chemistry of non-metallic inclusions in order to develop a statistical model to predict inclusions as described in the industry standards. Run overnight and weekends for routine analysis, then utilize during the day to manage specifications and pinpoint root causes.
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