Leica Science Lab - Tag : Industry and Manufacturing https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/industry-and-manufacturing/ Article tagged with Industry and Manufacturing en-US https://www.leica-microsystems.com/72839 Quality Assurance Stereo Microscopy Elevate your inspection workflow for medical devices This webinar will demonstrate a smart device for traceable microscopy that helps you achieve more consistent visual inspection of medical devices across multiple users. Additionally, this device addresses the daily challenges you may face regarding manual data storage and transfer as well as cumbersome documentation and reporting. See how you can benefit from a digitally enhanced inspection workflow established with the help of Exalta, a smart device for traceable microscopy, by watching this webinar. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/elevate-your-inspection-workflow-for-medical-devices/ Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:33:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/72640 Quality Assurance Going Digital for Medical Device Visual Inspection This article discusses the reasons why paper-based documentation and reporting makes visual microscope inspection of medical devices inefficient and unreliable. It also addresses other factors concerning paper-based documentation and reporting which cause the overall inspection workflow to be less efficient and reliable than desired. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/going-digital-for-medical-device-visual-inspection/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 11:17:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose https://www.leica-microsystems.com/71604 Quality Assurance Stereo Microscopy Why is Manual Visual Inspection of Medical Devices so Challenging? This article discusses how manual visual inspection, which is prevalent in the medical device industry, can lead to inconsistent results. It also addresses the challenges quality managers and operators are confronted with when doing manual inspection and how they can be overcome with a digitally enhanced inspection solution. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/why-is-manual-visual-inspection-of-medical-devices-so-challenging/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:21:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero https://www.leica-microsystems.com/25016 Quality Assurance Metallography Fast Visual and Chemical Analysis of Contamination and Underlying Layers Visual and chemical analysis of contamination on materials with a 2-methods-in-1 solution leading to an efficient, more complete analysis workflow is described in this report. A 2-in-1 solution, combining optical microscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), in addition to simultaneous visual and chemical inspection, can be used to quickly remove contamination and inspect the underlying base material. For inspection of components or parts, such as soldering and leads on printed circuit boards (electronics) or metal panels on vehicles (automotive and transport), understanding the effects of contamination are important. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/fast-visual-and-chemical-analysis-of-contamination-and-underlying-layers-1/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Mike Horz, Dr. Kay Scheffler 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/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/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/29922 Metallography Quality Assurance Performing Elemental Analysis down to the Micro Scale If you work in electronic component analysis, you will be familiar with the many challenges posed. Whether you are identifying metallic particles or checking product authenticity, it’s important to get the right information quickly and easily. In this webinar, Dr. Konstantin Kartaschew will explain how to obtain spatially resolved information on the chemical composition of microstructures using the Chemical Micro Analyzer LIBS-System. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/performing-elemental-analysis-down-to-the-micro-scale/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:28:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/29680 EM Sample Preparation Workflow Solutions for Industrial Research This brochure presents and explains appropriate workflow solutions for the most frequently required sample preparation methods for material science samples. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/workflow-solutions-for-industrial-research/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:13:00 +0000 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/24965 Digital Microscopy Stereo Microscopy Quality Assurance How to create EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) images Watch this video to see how you can rapidly record sharp optical microscope images of samples with a large height variation. This is done with the optional Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) function of the LAS X software from Leica Microsystems. Acquisition of EDOF images of a printed circuit board, recorded from low to high magnification using a Leica microscope, are shown as an example. The operation of EDOF by acquiring a z-stack of images in 3 modes is demonstrated. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/how-to-create-edof-extended-depth-of-focus-images/ Wed, 08 May 2019 22:00:00 +0000 Clinton Smith, Mike Horz https://www.leica-microsystems.com/19763 Metallography Quality Assurance Forensics See the Structure with Microscopy - Know the Composition with Laser Spectroscopy The advantages of a 2-in-1 materials analysis solution combining optical microscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for simultaneous visual and chemical inspection are described in this report. The basic principles of the 2-in-1 solution and a comparison between it and other common materials analysis methods, such scanning electron microscopy (SEM), are explained to demonstrate how a rapid, efficient workflow is achieved. A 2-in-1 analysis solution can reduce significantly the cost and time for obtaining material image and composition data. Such data are instrumental in assuring quality and reliability to make confident decisions quickly during production, quality control, failure analysis, and research and development in industries and fields, such as automotive and metallurgy. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/see-the-structure-with-microscopy-know-the-composition-with-laser-spectroscopy/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:39:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Dr. Kay Scheffler https://www.leica-microsystems.com/20117 Metallography Leica is MAD about LIBS When analyzing material for cleanliness testing, users normally just want a simple way to know whether the particle under scrutiny is normal debris or something more risky. Users can now “LIBS” it to acquire rapidly the composition and then move onto the next manufacturing step. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/leica-is-mad-about-libs/ Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:00:00 +0000 Mike Tjepkema, PhD James DeRose