As layers of pure metals or alloys are used to enhance certain features of a product, it is important to precisely and accurately determine coating thickness. Quality control of metal coatings requires non-destructive, elemental analysis as well as detailed characterization of physical properties. X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and particle shape analysis are non-destructive, non-contact analytical techniques that require little or no sample preparation, making them ideal for this application. 

Typical applications include:

  • Steel pre-treatment processes 
  • TiN for machining iron-based materials
  • CrC with high temperature oxidation resistance used in die casting
  • Tungsten carbide/carbon (WC/C) for coating and protecting highly-loaded precision components, gears and drives, engine components, hydraulic pumps and compressors
  • Conductive coatings such as metalized plastic used in food packaging 

Morphologi range

Empyrean

The Metals edition of Zetium

Epsilon range

Morphologi range

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

Empyrean

The intelligent diffractometer

The Metals edition of Zetium

The new element in metals

Epsilon range

Fast and accurate at- and on-line elemental analysis

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Technology Image analysis X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)