White Paper: The Use of Computer- Controlled Scanning Electron Microscopy for Powder Metal Characterization and Contamination Identification
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is quickly becoming an industry standard for product manufacturing in a variety of applications, including medical devices, aviation and aeronautics parts, and transportation components. The metal powders used in these products have introduced a wide range of questions for experts, who must determine whether the feedstock material is appropriate and sufficiently free of contamination for a specific end-use.
But how does one determine if a metal powder is sufficiently pure enough for use in critical applications like aerospace or automotive manufacturing? More and more, research engineers are looking to electron microscopy to determine if a metal powder will make the grade. This white paper explores how electron microscopy is becoming a standard tool for high tech manufacturers.
In this white paper you will learn:
Why metal characterization is important for metal additive manufacturing.
How electron microscopy can help improve the overall quality of additive manufacturing performance.
About the most common applications for electron microscopy metal characterization.
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