Metal and Metal Alloy Analysis

Find stronger, lighter, more workable metals

Metal is particularly well-suited for structural and load-bearing uses due to its strength, ductility, malleability, and reliable performance across temperatures. Today’s scientists are striving to expand capabilities even further by developing metals that are stronger, lighter, and allow more shape memory.

Typically crystalline in structure, metals are often studied via elemental and structural analysis. Optical emission spectrometry technique is universally used in the metal industry for fast chemical composition analysis, whether for incoming material or metal quality control and production analysis. From handheld to bulk analysis, x-ray spectroscopy is also widely used to identify emerging materials in a variety of stages including R&D and process monitoring. It is essential to know when to employ the various elemental and structural analysis techniques: SEM/EDS, XPS, OES, XRF and XRD. See our application notes and webinars to uncover how we analyze metals with a variety of tools and applications.

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 BlogAnalyzing Metals Blog
BrochureOptimize Your Metals Production Process
PosterThe Iron and Steel Manufacturing Process
Compounding & Extrusion, RheologyWebinarRheology for Metal Injection Molding & Powder Injection Molding
EDSApplication NoteRapid Evaluation of Smelting Copper Compounds Using COMPASS
EDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Hazardous Substances and Products for WEEE/RoHS Compliance by EDXRF
EDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Metallurgical Slags with EDXRF
EDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Heavy Metals in Sewage Sludge
EDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Gold Jewellry with EDXRF
LIMSWeb pageLIMS for Metals Manufacturing
OESApplication NoteUltra-fast Analysis of Micro Inclusions in Aluminum and its Alloys with ARL iSpark Metal Analyzers
OESApplication NoteUltra-fast Analysis of Micro Inclusions in Steel with ARL iSpark Metal Analyzers – Advanced Inclusion Analysis
OESApplication NoteUltra-fast Analysis of Micro Inclusions in Steel with ARL iSpark Metal Analyzers – Standard Inclusion Analysis
OESVideoARL iSpark OES
OESVideoARL easySpark Metals Analyzer
PGNAAApplication NoteApplication of On-line Elemental Analysis for Control of Sinter Feed Basicity
Process Mass SpectrometryApplication NoteImproving Product Quality and Process Efficiency in Basic Oxygen Steelmaking
Process Mass SpectrometryApplication NoteAccurate Multi-component Blast Furnace Gas Analysis Maximizes Iron Production and Minimizes Coke Consumption
Process Mass SpectrometryBlog PostProcess Mass Spectrometers Help Achieve Dynamic Process Control in Basic Oxygen Steelmaking
WDXRFBlog PostPlatinum Group Metals Connect: Electronics Applications
WDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Metallurgical Slags with the ARL OPTIM’X WDXRF Sequential-Simultaneous Spectrometer Configuration
WDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Zn Coating on Steel Plate with the ARL OPTIM’X WDXRF Sequential Spectrometer
WDXRFApplication NoteAnalysis of Ferrous Base
WDXRFApplication NoteSmall Spot Analysis: Performance in Ferrous Base
WDXRFApplication NoteTotal Oxide X-ray Analysis with ARL 9900 Sim-Seq XRF Spectrometer
XRDApplication NoteQuantitative Determination of Rutile Versus Anatase in Heavy Minerals
XRD, XRFApplication NoteCombined Analysis of Titanium Powders for Additive Manufacturing with both XRD and XRF
XRFApplication NotePrecious Element Analysis in Lead and Zinc Processing with ARL PERFORM’X Series Advanced X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers
XPSApplication NoteSurface Chemical-State Analysis of Metal Oxide Catalysts
XPSApplication NoteInvestigating the Oxidation of a Cobalt-based Catalyst Using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
XPSWebinarUnderstanding Metal Surfaces and Oxides