Leica Science Lab - Tag : Iron and Steel https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/iron-and-steel/ Article tagged with Iron and Steel en-US https://www.leica-microsystems.com/44463 Metallography Quality Assurance How does an Automated Rating Solution for Steel Inclusions Work? The rating of non-metallic inclusions (NMIs) to determine steel quality is critical for many industrial applications. For an efficient and cost-effective steel quality evaluation, an automated NMI rating solution offers clear advantages when compared to manual rating. Using an optical microscope and sophisticated software, automated NMI rating delivers reliable and consistent results for multiple, entire samples which are independent of the user. An example of an automated NMI rating solution which can help steel producers and parts manufacturers save time and money is the Steel Quality Solution Suite from Leica Microsystems. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/how-does-an-automated-rating-solution-for-steel-inclusions-work/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:32:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero https://www.leica-microsystems.com/44448 Metallography Quality Assurance Steel Quality How to Conduct Standard-Compliant Analysis of Non-Metallic Inclusions in Steel This webinar will provide an overview of the significance of non-metallic inclusions in steel and outline the important global standards for rating the quality of steel and difficulties that arise in manual measurement of steel inclusions. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/how-to-conduct-standard-compliant-analysis-of-non-metallic-inclusions-in-steel/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:25:00 +0000 Dr. Alessandra Forcucci https://www.leica-microsystems.com/30934 Metallography Quality Assurance Challenges Faced When Manually Rating Non-Metallic Inclusions (NMIs) to Determine Steel Quality Rapid, accurate, and reliable rating of non-metallic inclusions (NMIs) is instrumental for the determination of steel quality. This article describes the challenges that arise from manual NMI rating, which is commonly used in steel production and component manufacturing, when striving for an efficient and cost-effective steel quality evaluation. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/challenges-faced-when-manually-rating-non-metallic-inclusions-nmis-to-determine-steel-quality/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:17:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero https://www.leica-microsystems.com/30553 Metallography Quality Assurance Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Digital Solution for Steel Quality Rating For the efficient and fast rating of non-metallic inclusions to determine steel quality, deciding which digital rating solution to use can be a challenge. This article discusses the important criteria that users should consider when choosing a digital steel quality rating solution. Does the solution allow inclusion rating based on multiple international and regional steel quality standards which can be updated with future changes? Are user-defined standards possible? https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/criteria-to-consider-when-choosing-a-digital-solution-for-steel-quality-rating/ Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:12:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/30399 Metallography Quality Assurance Reasons Why There is Growing Need for Fast and Reliable Steel Quality Rating Solutions Steel quality is critical for the manufacturing of high-quality components and products. Fast, reliable, and accurate detection and classification of inclusions has become essential for both component and part suppliers and end-product manufacturers. They need to meet the expected steel quality standards at all points along production and manufacturing. This report discusses the reasons why there is an increasing need among suppliers and manufacturers for steel quality rating solutions which are rapid and reliable. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/reasons-why-there-is-growing-need-for-fast-and-reliable-steel-quality-rating-solutions/ Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:11:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero https://www.leica-microsystems.com/30405 Quality Assurance Inverted Microscopes for Grain Size Analysis: Three Factors to Consider Microscopic steel grain size analysis is useful in determining the quality of steel alloys for a given purpose such as building bridges vs railroad rails. This webinar will describe the preparation of the sample, microscope examination of the sample, and analysis of the sample using international standards. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/inverted-microscopes-for-grain-size-analysis-three-factors-to-consider/ Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:21:00 +0000 MSc Bob Cowden https://www.leica-microsystems.com/29779 Metallography Quality Assurance Top Issues Related to Standards for Rating Non-Metallic Inclusions in Steel Supplying components and products made of steel to users worldwide can require that a single batch be compliant with multiple steel quality standards. This user demand creates significant challenges for suppliers. The standards specify rigorous methods for rating non-metallic inclusions in steel, as the inclusions have a strong influence on quality. Rating the steel quality helps ensure that products and components meet performance and safety specifications. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/top-issues-related-to-standards-for-rating-non-metallic-inclusions-in-steel/ Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:58:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/29928 Quality Assurance Metallography Analyzing non-metallic inclusions in steel Oftentimes we find ourselves caught up in tedious analyses by reticle and comparison chart, time-consuming double-evaluation according to several standards or subjective inspection results with a bias from different users. In this webinar, Dr. Nicol Ecke will talk about the advantages of automated analysis of non-metallic inclusions using LAS X Steel Expert*. Learn how this will help you get the reliable, unbiased and standard-compliant results you are aiming for faster and easier than ever before. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/analyzing-non-metallic-inclusions-in-steel/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:17:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/26513 Quality Assurance Visual and Chemical Analysis of Steel Microstructure: Faster Rating of Steel Quality Simultaneous visual and chemical analysis of steel non-metallic inclusions with a 2-methods-in-1 solution, using optical microscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), is described in this report. For rapid, confident decisions during steel quality control or failure analysis, having both microstructural and composition data is important. A 2-in-1 solution can reduce the cost and time for accurate steel inclusion analysis. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/visual-and-chemical-analysis-of-steel-microstructure-faster-rating-of-steel-quality/ Wed, 06 May 2020 12:38:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Dr. Kay Scheffler, PhD Konstantin Kartaschew, Mike Horz, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/19946 Metallography Quality Assurance Rate the Quality of Your Steel: Free Webinar and Report This webinar and report describe optimal microscopy solutions for rating steel quality in terms of non-metallic inclusions and reviews the various international and regional standards concerning rigorous quality assessment methods, e.g., EN 10247, ASTM E45, DIN 50602, and ISO 4967. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/rate-the-quality-of-your-steel-free-webinar-and-report/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:19:00 +0000 Dionis Diez, PhD James DeRose, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/28312 Metallography Simplify and speed up element analysis at the micron range Learn how to get spatially resolved information about the chemical composition of elements in seconds - quickly and easily. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/simplify-and-speed-up-element-analysis-at-the-micron-range/ Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:43:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/11172 Metallography Quality Assurance Metallography – an Introduction This article gives an overview of metallography and metallic alloy characterization. Different microscopy techniques are used to study the alloy microstructure, i.e., microscale structure of grains, phases, inclusions, etc. Metallography developed from the need to understand the influence of alloy microstructure on macroscopic properties. The knowledge obtained is exploited for the design, development, and manufacture of alloy materials. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/metallography-an-introduction/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:43:00 +0000 Dionis Diez, PhD James DeRose https://www.leica-microsystems.com/27289 Metallography Metallographic Solutions from Leica Microsystems Watch this webinar to learn more about obtaining reliable and accurate metallographic results with Leica microscopes in terms of efficient analysis of non-metallic inclusions in steel as well as of alloy grains and phases. Develop better, cleaner products with speed and reliability using flexible and affordable metallographic microscopy solutions from Leica Microsystems. The solutions help you reduce costs by efficiently providing statistically meaningful data for the continuous improvement of your production workflow. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/metallographic-solutions-from-leica-microsystems/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:01:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/18364 EM Sample Preparation Cross Sectioning of Ni/Cu on Steel for EBSD Application Note for Leica EM TIC 3X - Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) is a surface technique creating a diffraction pattern (Kikuchi-bands). It can be used for crystal orientation mapping, defect studies, phase identification, grain boundary studies and morphology studies. The information depth is just a few nm. Therefore a good sample preparation is very important. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/cross-sectioning-of-nicu-on-steel-for-ebsd/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:45:00 +0000 PhD Wolfgang Grünewald https://www.leica-microsystems.com/5116 Metallography Quality Assurance Steel – the All-Rounder That Has to Pass Many Tests Steel is a real all-rounder. However, each application requires a specifi c sort of steel grade. Without steel there would be no Olympic stadiums, wind energy plants, bridges, skyscrapers, trains, planes, cars, razor blades or knives for medical and home use – at least, not of the quality and design we know today. Buderus Edelstahl GmbH in Wetzlar, Germany is one of the world’s top producers of special steel. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/steel-the-all-rounder-that-has-to-pass-many-tests/ Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:00:00 +0000 Dipl. oec.-troph. Anja Schué https://www.leica-microsystems.com/11047 Metallography Quality Assurance Steel – It All Depends on What's Really Inside Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon, is both stable and elastic, extremely resistant, and a permanent item in our everyday life. Today there are over 2,500 standard steel types, with new grades and applications emerging all the time. Each steel type is specially made for its purpose. It is subject to stringent quality standards to ensure that it optimally withstands the specific loads. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/steel-it-all-depends-on-whats-really-inside/ Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:34:00 +0000 Dipl. oec.-troph. Anja Schué