Steel and Other Metals
Steel and Other Metals
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ZEISS Solutions for Steel and Other Metals

Measuring the type and amount of non-metallic inclusions to know their impact on the mechanical and physical properties of the steel

Steels and other metals are a group of complex and versatile materials utilized in an incredible range of applications – from construction, transport and infrastructure, to automotive, energy and consumer goods – each demanding a different set of properties and specifications from the material.

Accurate measurements of the material properties at each stage of the manufacturing process help metallurgists understand how the different influencing variables control microstructures, alter composition and introduce defects or impurities. These alter or influence the material properties and cause the material not to meet specification or cause components to fail.

Grain and phase analysis is important to understanding the metallurgical characteristics of a steel or alloy.

Analyzing failures and identifying fatigue fractures is critical to discovering the root cause of failed components, assess suitability of a component and determining corrective actions.

New solutions in imaging and analysis provide you with the ability to:

  • Confirm that manufacturing processes, grade and quality of the product meet your customer’s strict specifications
  • Understand characteristics of the material when transforming it into products to ensure it meets specifications
  • Assess minor impurities or defects that can cause a component to fail
  • Grasp impact of properties such as tensile strength, toughness or fatigue limit

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ZEISS provides the broadest portfolio of imaging solutions to visualize, characterize and quantify the properties and processes of your natural resources, metals and advanced materials.

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Solutions

for Metallic Materials

ZEISS offers a leading-edge portfolio of solutions across a wide range of products and applications for the metals and steel industry. Comprising optical, electron and X-ray microscopes, and with leading innovations in correlative microscopy solutions, ZEISS instruments and applications are designed to meet your demands in this highly regulated industry.

Fracture Analysis

Fracture analysis is an indispensable tool to understand the root cause of fracture and to prevent future damage or failures

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Metallographic Techniques

Microstructures and crystallographic imaging is possible with several metallographic techniques using both light and electron microscopy, compositional contrasting, 2D and 3D electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD) and channelling contrast using angle selective backscattered (AsB) imaging.

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Non Metallic Inclusions

One of the basic quality issues in steel production is "cleanliness" or the presence of non-metallic particles in the material.

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