ZEISS Dendrite Arm Spacing Workflow

From the Solutions Lab for Measuring Dendrite Arms Using Light Microscopy

One of the most important microstructural features in alloys is dendrite arm spacing (DAS) as it’s been linked to a variety of mechanical properties, a few being tensile strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance. Being able to easily and consistently measure DAS is therefore incredibly helpful for any analysis of metallic alloys.

To streamline this process, a workflow was created that combined automation through image processing and the ability for manual fine-tuning to ensure both accuracy and speed in finding DAS measurements. 

This type of customizable analysis allows for lean reporting and only includes information of interest.

One of the most important microstructural features in alloys is dendrite arm spacing (DAS) as it’s been linked to a variety of mechanical properties, a few being tensile strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance. Being able to easily and consistently measure DAS is therefore incredibly helpful for any analysis of metallic alloys.

To streamline this process, a workflow was created that combined automation through image processing and the ability for manual fine-tuning to ensure both accuracy and speed in finding DAS measurements. 
This type of customizable analysis allows for lean reporting and only includes information of interest.

Highlights

Area of Research:

  • Metals,  Metallurgy

Sample Types:

  • Metallic alloys

Related Solutions:

  • Calotte grinding workflow
  • Layer thickness measuremen
  •  Microhardness workflow
  • Point Counting workflow
Cross-section of failed region in an Alloy 826 casting with an autogenous weld, showing the dendrite structure.
Cross-section of failed region in an Alloy 826 casting with an autogenous weld, showing the dendrite structure.

Workflow

The module workflow consists of a number of steps:

  1. Image acquisition
  2. Manual alignment of profiles to ensure analysis completed on regions of interest
  3. Automatic placement of dendrite arm spacing markers
  4. Ability to fine-tune marker location for accuracy and precision
  5. Complete reporting of individual measurements and overview statistics

Required components

  • ZEISS Axio Imager
  • ZEN
  • ZEN APEER Connector
  • ZEN Image Analysis
  • ZEISS Dendrite Arm Spacing Workflow

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