See inside your additive manufacturing materials and components: Using X-ray analysis

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:09:50 Metal additive manufacturing: Using X-ray Diffraction to characterize the microstructure of parts and powders by Dr. Scott Speakman
00:47:47 Applications of multi-scale Micro-CT for additive manufacturing by Roland Lefloc’h, RX Solutions
01:20:25 Using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for the chemical analysis of metal powders used in additive manufacturing by Tim Glose and Dr. Violeta Uricanu
01:56:23 Question and answer - Closing remarks

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.


  • Guest Presenter: Roland Le Floc'h - Product Manager Micro CT Systems
  • Dr Scott Speakman - Principal Scientist Malvern Panalytical
  • Dr. Tim Glose - XRF Specialist & Associate Product Manager XRF
  • Dr. Violeta Uricanu - XRF Application Specialist

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Who should attend?

  • Additive Manufacturing Scientists and Engineers Aerospace, Academia, Automotive and their service providers.
  • Metal powder producers and Machine/Powder handling equipment manufacturers

What will you learn?

  • You will learn about the various X-ray techniques available for metal additive manufacturing.
  • You will learn about XRF analysis and its importance in metal powder analysis. We will present XRD applications for understanding the microstructure of powders and parts
  • How CT can be used to image inside metal powders and parts.