Visit us at UK Metals Expo

September 13th-14th, The NEC Birmingham, booth H2 (hall 10)

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Join our experts at UK Metals Expo

The NEC Birmingham, UK, September 13-14

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science will be exhibiting at UK Metals Expo from September 13-14. Our experts will be onsite to show our metals analysing solutions at booth H2 in hall 10. Let us know you'll be attending by booking time to speak with us at the booth.

Talk : Wednesday 13th September 2023, 12:00pm - 12:25pm

The Rise of 3D Printing in Metal Manufacturing and the Importance of Quality Control,

by Maryam BeigMohamadi, Senior Application Scientist, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science

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XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence)

XRF, available in both benchtop and handheld formats, is ideal for measuring a wide range of elements and concentrations in many different materials, including metal alloys. XRF technology utilises an X-ray tube to induce a response from the atoms in the tested sample. This technique is ideal when you need low limits of detection for accurate grade separation.

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OES (Optical Emission Spectroscopy)

OES is available in mobile and stationary formats. OES can analyse all the key elements at low limits of detection, like phosphorous, sulphur, boron – and carbon, starting with a detection limit of 30ppm. Compared to handheld XRF, OES technique requires more sample preparation and a small but visible burn spot is left on the surface.

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LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)

LIBS is a fast, handheld format, ideal for the identification of different types of alloys. With a LIBS analyser, there are no X-rays as it uses a focused laser pulse to hit the sample surface, removing a very small amount of material for analysis. This means the LIBS burn mark is so small that it can often be used even for finished goods.

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