Date recorded: June 29 2021

Duration: 01 hours 59 minutes 57 seconds

A two hour in depth virtual event, presented in collaboration with Dr. Speakman -  Principal Scientist XRD, industry expert from RX Solutions, Roland Le Floc'h, and XRF Specialists,  Timothy Glose & Dr. Violeta Uricanu

X-rays have revolutionized the world we live in, not just from a medical perspective but from a materials science perspective also. The short wavelength of X-rays compared with visible light allow us to determine the position of atoms in materials and to image the internal structures of optically dense materials. X-rays can also be used to determine the elemental composition of a material by analyzing the secondary radiation emitted following primary X-ray exposure.

These properties make X-ray analysis an important tool for studying metallic materials and their structures; to ensure an alloy has the correct elemental composition and atomic structure, that the grain size and grain size distribution are as expected, and to detect defects in a component that could lead to premature failure. With the rapid growth of metal powder based AM and the intricate structures and microstructures it can produce, X-ray analysis is likely to play an even bigger role in the future.

In this extended webinar we have teamed up with RX solutions to provide you with an overview of three important X-ray techniques for metal AM; X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-ray Computed Tomography (CT), and X-ray Diffraction (XRD). Join our experts and find out how X-ray analysis can help you make the most of your AM processes and materials.

Table of contents
1. Introduction
2. Metal additive manufacturing: Using X-ray Diffraction to characterize the microstructure of parts and powders by Dr. Scott Speakman
3. Applications of multi-scale Micro-CT for additive manufacturing by Roland Lefloc’h, RX Solutions
4. Using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for the chemical analysis of metal powders used in additive manufacturing by Tim Glose and Dr. Violeta Uricanu
5. Question and answer - Closing remarks