Leica Science Lab - Tag : Automotive https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/tags/automotive/show/Tag/ Article tagged with Automotive en-US 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/rating-the-quality-of-steel/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:00:00 +0000 Dionis Diez, PhD James DeRose, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/20212 EM Sample Preparation Metallography Quality Assurance Stereo Microscopy 3-Dimensional Imaging of Macroscopic Defects in Aluminum Alloys The investigation of macroscale defects in aluminum (Al) alloys with a rapid 3-dimensional (3D) imaging approach is described in this report. Aluminum (Al) alloys play an important role in the production of aircraft and vehicles, as well as products in other industries. Defects present in the Al alloy used for the production of aircraft, vehicles, or other products can have a significant effect on their quality, performance, and lifetime. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/3-dimensional-imaging-of-macroscopic-defects-in-aluminum-alloys/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 PhD Wolfgang Grünewald, PhD James DeRose 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/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:38:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Dr. Kay Scheffler, PhD Konstantin Kartaschew, Mike Horz, Thomas Locherer 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/ Wed, 22 May 2019 22:00:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Mike Horz, Dr. Kay Scheffler 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 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/19654 Quality Assurance Basics in Component Cleanliness Analysis For automotive manufacturers and auto parts suppliers, obtaining component cleanliness results rapidly, accurately, and reproducibly over the entire workflow is a significant advantage. Pall and Leica can make it easier. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/free-webinar-on-demand-basics-in-component-cleanliness-analysis/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:31:00 +0000 Dr. Nicol Ecke https://www.leica-microsystems.com/18124 Quality Assurance EM Sample Preparation Inspection of Multilayer Coating in the Automotive Industry Today’s automotive industry use a variety of decorative and functional treatment to improve the vehicles surfaces. Traditional quality control methods to inspect these multilayer samples have proven to be extremely time-consuming and bear the risk of missing defects. A new approach combining a target surface system and a light microscope offers new possibilities of speed and reliability. F. Javier Ruiz Balbas, Laboratory Manager at Atotech Spain, explains his experiences with the system. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/fjavier-ruiz-balbas-atotec-the-leica-system-offers-flexibility-and-permissively-to-achieve-high-quality-results-in-short-time/ Mon, 30 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000 F.Javier Ruiz Balbas, Kerstin Pingel https://www.leica-microsystems.com/17665 Quality Assurance Digital Microscopy Automotive Industry: How Suppliers and Auto Manufacturers Can Verify Parts Specifications Quickly and Easily Checking specifications is critical: During the manufacture of auto parts, specifications must be met – whether by the auto parts supplier or the automobile manufacturer. It is important that the parts meet specifications as they are critical for maintaining the performance standards and safe operation of automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles during their lifetimes. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/automotive-industry-how-suppliers-and-auto-manufacturers-can-verify-parts-specifications-quickly-and-easily/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:21:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, André Reinhold, Georg Schlaffer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/14798 Quality Assurance Cleanliness Analysis in Relation to Particulate Contamination Devices, products, and their components fabricated in many industries can be quite sensitive to contamination and, as a result, have stringent requirements for cleanliness. Measurement systems for automated particle analysis are often exploited for quantitative validation of product and component cleanliness to fulfill the needs of such industries as automotive, aerospace, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. This report discusses the use of microscopy based measurement systems for automated particle analysis. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/cleanliness-analysis-in-relation-to-particulate-contamination/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Yvonne Holzapfel, PhD James DeRose, Guido Kreck, PhD Markus Rochowicz https://www.leica-microsystems.com/15992 Digital Microscopy Quality Assurance Are Your Digital Microscope Measurements Accurate and Reliable? For certain applications, such as the production and maintenance of automobiles, aircraft, or power plants, quality control and reliability assurance, as well as safety and health inspection, accurate and reliable image data with precise calibration are very important. Digital microscopes are appealing for a wide range of technical applications in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, precision engineering, microelectronics, and medical devices. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/are-your-digital-microscope-measurements-accurate-and-reliable/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Georg Schlaffer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/12775 Quality Assurance Key Factors for Efficient Cleanliness Analysis In the automobile industry, even the smallest particles on single components can cause malfunctioning. Fuel, lubricant and urea filter systems are particularly vulnerable. Component cleanliness has therefore become a central quality characteristic in the modern manufacturing process, especially when fitting components of various suppliers. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/key-factors-for-efficient-cleanliness-analysis/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Kerstin Pingel, Dr. Nicol Ecke https://www.leica-microsystems.com/12635 Quality Assurance Clean Parts – More Reliable and Longer Lifetime In the automotive industry, the technical cleanliness of function-critical individual and system components has become an increasingly critical criterion for reliability and service life. This trend is also reflected in ISO/DIS 16232 (road vehicles – cleanliness of components of fluid circuits). Microscope systems with corresponding analytical software enable efficient and reliable residual dirt analysis of injectors, pumps, control units and other micromechanical components. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/clean-parts-more-reliable-and-longer-lifetime/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Dr. Kay Scheffler, Dipl. oec.-troph. Anja Schué https://www.leica-microsystems.com/12640 Quality Assurance Technical Cleanliness in the Production of Automotive Components Interview with Dr. Michael Härtel, head of the materials testing laboratory at Continental Automotive GmbH, Powertrain Division, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/technical-cleanliness-in-the-production-of-automotive-components/ Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:06:00 +0000 Dipl. oec.-troph. Anja Schué, Dr. Michael Härtel