Leica Science Lab - Topic : Quality Assurance https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/topics/quality-assurance/?tx_leicaacademy_pi2%5Baction%5D=listPagesForTopic&tx_leicaacademy_pi2%5Bcontroller%5D=Topic&tx_leicaacademy_pi2%5Btopic%5D=144&cHash=e2e2bcc2f7d7e11b96a483405674b33f Article tagged with Quality Assurance en-US https://www.leica-microsystems.com/75333 Quality Assurance High Speed for Your Material Analysis Workflow - Webinar On-Demand Learn from our expert, Dr. Konstantin Kartaschew, how the intelligent combination of light microscopy with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) will truly accelerate your root-cause-analysis workflow. You will discover how performing both visual (color and shape) and chemical (composition) analysis with your light microscope in a single work step will save you time and allow you to find the particle contamination source even faster. A demonstration performed with typical pharmaceutical samples will show you how this 2-methods-in-1 solution works in practice. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/high-speed-for-your-material-analysis-workflow-webinar-on-demand/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:38:00 +0000 PhD Konstantin Kartaschew https://www.leica-microsystems.com/75327 Quality Assurance How to Boost your Microelectronic Component Inspection Performance Do you need to see more when inspecting silicon wafers or MEMS? Would you like to get sharp and detailed sample images which are similar to those from electron microscopes? Watch this free webinar to learn more about powerful imaging & contrasting techniques that can enhance your inspection performance. You will see how to overcome the resolution criterion, without oil immersion or transfer to SEM, to achieve the inspection results you are aiming for. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/how-to-boost-your-microelectronic-component-inspection-performance/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:05:00 +0000 MSc Michael Doppler https://www.leica-microsystems.com/75021 Quality Assurance Stereo Microscopy Digital Microscopy How to select the right solution for visual inspection This article helps users with the decision-making process when selecting a microscope as a solution for routine visual inspection. Important factors that should be considered are described. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/how-to-select-the-right-solution-for-visual-inspection/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 13:27:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero https://www.leica-microsystems.com/75094 Quality Assurance How to use a digital microscope to streamline inspection processes Watch this webinar for inspiration and expert advice on how to make quality control simpler, quicker, and easier. Learn how to perform comprehensive visual inspection, including comparison, measurement, and documentation tasks, with a single system using the Emspira 3 digital microscope. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/inspiring-simple-inspection/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:53:00 +0000 MSc Michael Doppler https://www.leica-microsystems.com/74557 Quality Assurance CLEM Cross Section Ion Beam Milling of Battery Components Sample Preparation of Lithium battery systems requires high quality surface preparation to evaluate their internal structure and morphology. Due to the brittle materials involved, preparing pristine cross sections can be very challenging. Pure mechanical preparation alone will not be enough to allow high resolution SEM analysis of the battery. In this preparation protocol it is described how broad ion beam milling eliminates the artefacts from mechanical preparation resulting in high quality SEM images with a smooth defect-free surface of the sample. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/cross-section-ion-beam-milling-of-battery-components/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:35:00 +0000 MSc Andrew Lawson, Dipl. Phys. Konrad Winkler https://www.leica-microsystems.com/73147 Quality Assurance Microstructural Characterization including Compositional Analysis Leica Microsystems' versatile upright compound microscope, DM6 M, fitted with Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy module will let you not only analyze metallographically polished samples and conduct grain size analysis and steel inclusion rating but also, on the same system and at the same time, obtain qualitative compositional information about features as small as 20 micrometers without any additional sample preparation and without needing to transfer the sample to an electron microscope. Join us to see this system in action. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/microstructural-characterization-including-compositional-analysis/ Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:16:00 +0000 PhD Sonika Gahlawat https://www.leica-microsystems.com/72813 Quality Assurance Introduction to 21 CFR Part 11 and Related Regulations This article provides an overview of regulations and guidelines for electronic records (data entry, storage, signatures, and approvals) used in the USA (21 CFR Part 11), EU (GMP Annex 11), and China (NMPA) which affect digital inspection approaches for the quality control of medical devices. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/introduction-to-21-cfr-part-11-and-related-regulations/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, PhD David R. Barbero 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/ Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:33:00 +0000 Corporate Communications 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/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/5098 Stereo Microscopy Basics in Microscopy Quality Assurance Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Stereo Microscope Stereo microscopes are often nicknamed the “workhorse” of the lab or production site. Users spend many hours looking through the eyepieces inspecting, observing, documenting, or dissecting samples. Careful assessment of the relevant applications for which the stereo microscope is needed is key to long-lasting, satisfactory use. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/factors-to-consider-when-selecting-a-stereo-microscope/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0000 B.Sc. Elisabeth Ippel, PhD James DeRose, Daniel Goeggel 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/30118 Quality Assurance Depth Profiling and Layer Analysis for Inspection of Materials with a 2-In-1 Solution Combining Optical Microscopy and Laser Spectroscopy In addition to simultaneous visual and chemical inspection, a 2-methods-in-1 materials analysis solution, which combines optical microscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), can also be used for efficient depth profiling. Depth profiling can be part of an overall materials analysis workflow. In this report, rapid depth profiling of a coated material with a 2-in-1 solution is discussed. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/depth-profiling-and-layer-analysis-for-inspection-of-materials-with-a-2-in-1-solution-combining-optical-microscopy-and-laser-spectroscopy/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:16:00 +0000 PhD James DeRose, Dr. Kay Scheffler, PhD Konstantin Kartaschew 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