Metallography

From the examination of non-metallic inclusions in steel to grain and phase analysis needs, Leica Microsystems helps you develop better, cleaner products with speed and reliability. Leica's flexible and affordable metallography microscopy systems lowers your costs by efficiently providing statistically meaningful data for continuous workflow and production improvement.

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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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How to Adapt Grain Size Analysis of Metallic Alloys to Your Needs

Metallic alloys, such as steel and aluminum, have an important role in a variety of industries, including automotive and transportation. In this report, the importance of grain size analysis for alloy…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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