Material verification and alloy grade identification in QA/QC is key to ensuring product reliability and safety. Increasingly stringent regulation makes testing 100% of critical materials a best practice for today’s manufacturers and metal fabricators.
For fast, reliable positive material identification, composition analysis and quality checks of finished goods, rely on proven Thermo Scientific Niton Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) Analyzers and Niton Handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Analyzers. From wire stands as thin as 1mm to fully fabricated assemblies, Niton handheld analyzers help you achieve 100% quality control.
If aerospace parts are not manufactured with the precise alloy specified for the application, the parts may not be able to support the weight and stresses they are designed to bear. Niton handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers are purpose-built to provide the highest quality analysis and verification necessary for the full range of aerospace alloys. Use Niton analyzers to:
New lightweight steel grades and aluminum alloys are being developed to make cars more fuel efficient. Each grade or alloy is composed of designated percentages of different elements – undergoing refining processes to create the appropriate properties for specific automotive components. Even slight variations in the recipe can render the parts defective. Niton elemental analyzers are essential for material verification for the manufacturing of automotive components. Use Niton analyzers to:
Chip Ganassi Racing, makers of Nascar racing cars, uses Niton analyzers to measure all the metal they use in car fabrication, from the chassis to suspension components, to make sure they are up to design specs.
Niton handheld XRF analyzers are the ideal tool for screening large varieties of incoming metal scrap, as well as providing quick, nondestructive chemistry and grade verification of chill castings and final products. Materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloys, superalloys, titanium, and more can be analyzed using handheld XRF. The Niton handheld LIBS analyzer is used when more specific sorting of low alloy and stainless steels is required due to carbon content. Use Niton analyzers to:
Metal coatings must be applied in certain thickness specifications to perform as expected. Niton handheld XRF analyzers are an extremely efficient technology for rapid compositional analysis of alloy coatings in any application. The strength of an XRF signal can be used to determine the thickness of the coating; a second reading can determine the thickness of the substrate. Use Niton analyzers to:
Biopharmaceutical engineering (BPE) specifications require complete traceability of critical stainless-steel components. Mill certification reports and heat stamps have proven unreliable in numerous cases. Many facilities rely on Niton handheld XRF analyzers for superior material verification and alloy grade identification in seconds. When carbon content is required to identify L-grades (such as SS-316L), Niton handheld LIBS analyzers are the ideal tool. Use Niton analyzers to:
In this course you’ll learn how to develop a material verification program meeting the newest requirements established by the American Petroleum Institute for recommended practice 578 (3rd edition). You’ll receive an update of who and what is affected, learn about key changes, and acquire insight into need to know terminology. Take the course today to learn more!