Leica Science Lab - Tag : Quality Assurance https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/tags/quality-assurance/show/Tag/ Article tagged with Quality Assurance en-US 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/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/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:00:00 +0000 PhD Wolfgang Grünewald, PhD James DeRose 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/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:00:00 +0000 Dionis Diez, PhD James DeRose, Thomas Locherer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/19820 Quality Assurance Metallography Free Webinar On-Demand: New Cleanliness Workflow from Leica and Pall Obtaining cleanliness results rapidly, accurately, and reliably is a significant advantage for manufacturers and component suppliers. For this reason, Pall Corporation and Leica Microsystems have joined efforts to offer a new, unique workflow solution customizable to your individual needs. Join our free webinar to get a sneak preview on Leica Microsystems' new fully implemented LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) system. This new landmark technology enables you to easily conduct fast and reliable optical and chemical cleanliness analysis with only one system. See for yourself how Leica Microsystems' new software and system solution facilitates and accelerates the identification of nature and source of particle contamination on components. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/free-webinar-on-demand-new-cleanliness-workflow-from-leica-and-pall/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0000 Dr. Nicol Ecke, Christophe Goasdoué https://www.leica-microsystems.com/19654 Quality Assurance Free Webinar On-Demand: 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/18999 Digital Microscopy Quality Assurance How Digital Microscopy can Contribute to Efficient Workflows for Microelectronics and Electronics This report explains how users can benefit from the digital microscope portfolio of Leica Microsystems to attain cost-effectiveness over entire workflows in research and development (R&D), product innovation, process engineering, production, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), and failure analysis (FA). https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/how-digital-microscopy-can-contribute-to-efficient-workflows-for-microelectronics-and-electronics/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:36:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Oscar Rodriguez https://www.leica-microsystems.com/17943 Quality Assurance Digital Microscopy Fast and Reliable Inspection of Printed Circuit Boards with Digital Microscopy Digital microscopy has been used more and more for inspection, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), failure analysis (FA), and research and development (R&D) in the microelectronics industry, especially for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Digital microscopes are practical to use and allow an efficient workflow for inspection. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/fast-and-reliable-inspection-of-printed-circuit-boards-with-digital-microscopy/ Mon, 23 May 2016 12:26:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Giancarlo Parma https://www.leica-microsystems.com/17945 Digital Microscopy Quality Assurance Image Gallery: Digital Microscopy Used in Microelectronics and Electronics Quality Control Quality Control in the electronics and microelectronics industry is confronted with many challenges: A variety of different materials in a sample, some of them metallic and reflective, some matt; a variety of material layers and heights, most often very intricate and hard to discern. Users in microelectronics quality control seek to identify deviations from the standard and improve the production processes so that defects are minimized or even eliminated. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/galleries/image-gallery-digital-microscopy-used-in-microelectronics-and-electronics-quality-control/ Thu, 19 May 2016 11:23:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Claudia Müller 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/17398 Quality Assurance Digital Microscopy Inspecting and Analyzing Printed Circuit Boards Quickly and Reliably with a Digital Microscope For the past several years, digital microscopy has been shown to be useful for inspection, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), and failure analysis (FA) in the microelectronics industry, especially for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Recently, state-of-the-art improvements have made digital microscopy even more powerful and practical for inspection, leading to a more efficient workflow. Here, the advantages of certain digital microscope features, i.e., intuitive software for operation and analysis, fast and easy ways to change magnification, and encoding for reliable recall of parameters, are explained. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/inspecting-and-analyzing-printed-circuit-boards-quickly-and-reliably-with-a-digital-microscope/ Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:09:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Georg Schlaffer https://www.leica-microsystems.com/16785 Stereo Microscopy Quality Assurance Illumination (Lighting) Systems for Stereo Microscopes This report gives users of stereo microscopes helpful advice when attempting to select optimal illumination or lighting systems for sample observation. The illumination used for microscopic observation has a very important effect on the final image quality. Choosing the illumination to achieve the best results depends upon the type of sample and its features of interest, as well as the application and purpose for microscopic observation. The following information should help microscope users to choose illumination systems that produce the best imaging results. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/illumination-lighting-systems-for-stereo-microscopes/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:51:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Matthias Schacht https://www.leica-microsystems.com/15767 Digital Microscopy Quality Assurance What You Always Wanted to Know About Digital Microscopy, but Never Got Around to Asking Digital microscopy is one of the buzz words in microscopy – and there are a couple of facts that are useful to know. Georg Schlaffer, Product Manager with Leica Microsystems, has often been asked about digital microscopy by customers and colleagues alike. He has worked together with Scientific Writer Jim DeRose for comprehensive answers to the most important ones. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/what-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-digital-microscopy-but-never-got-around-to-asking/ Wed, 27 May 2015 11:40:00 +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/10864 Ergonomics Stereo Microscopy Quality Assurance Higher Motivation, Longer Concentration – Ergonomics as a Competitive Advantage Sensor and identification technology, industrial cameras: when top precision is required, the name Baumer Electric is soon mentioned. The Swiss company designs and produces components for manufacturing facilities all over the world. To be able to guarantee that the finished components are of the highest possible quality, elaborate quality inspections are carried out part for part under the stereo microscope. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/higher-motivation-longer-concentration-ergonomics-as-a-competitive-advantage/ Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:38:00 +0000 Michael Birlenbach, Remo Holenstein 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 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/5114 Stereo Microscopy Quality Assurance Intraocular Lenses Only a few decades ago, the diagnosis ‘cataracts’ meant loss of vision in the near future. Today, cataract surgery is the most common operation worldwide. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/intraocular-lenses/ Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:00:00 +0000 Kerstin Pingel https://www.leica-microsystems.com/5112 Stereo Microscopy Surgical Microscopy Ergonomics Quality Assurance Precision That Saves Eyesight Retina surgery demands experienced surgeons and precision technology. In vitreoretinal surgery, the surgeon operates with microscissors and forceps that are less than a millimeter thick. The Swiss company Alcon Grieshaber is one of the world’s leading specialists in handheld instruments for minimally invasive eye surgery. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/precision-that-saves-eyesight/ 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 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/5340 Quality Assurance Quality as Clear as Glass - Polarizing Microscopy in Glass Production An exquisite beverage deserves a high-quality glass. Even the ancient Romans made artistically crafted drinking glasses. In the Middle Ages, Venetian glassmakers were famous for the purity of their glass. One of the oldest materials known to man, glass is used today in many areas, in which it must meet the most stringent quality standards. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/quality-as-clear-as-glass-polarizing-microscopy-in-glass-production/ Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:00:00 +0000 Klaus-Peter Martinek