The size, shape, and composition of material are critical in the overall design of most products. Roundness or slight elongation, smoothness or roughness, cleanliness or contamination can have a profound impact on end-product function and quality. Successfully evaluating and characterizing these parameters can significantly improve production yields and aid in identifying the source of problems during manufacturing.
Particle Size and Shape Analysis
ASPEX can determine particle sizes and critical dimensions to sub-micron accuracy in either a manual or a fully automated mode. It automatically pinpoints and can identify contamination, wear debris, and inclusions quickly and in an unbiased way. By locating, sizing, and evaluating the composition of particles or features of interest quickly, ASPEX makes an immediate difference and contributes in real time.
Size & Shape Characterization
Determine roundness and elongation.
What is it? How much?
Does it meet spec? Are the features measurable?
Incoming Stock Evaluation
Improve supplier quality and production yields.
Identify the source "fingerprinting."
Gun Shot Residue Analysis
Automated analysis of sub-micron particles. Trace evidence.
Contamination Particulate Characterization
Critical cleanliness applications. Light optical referencing capabilities.
Grade products, i.e., divert "heats" to appropriate applications.
Wear Debris Analysis
Monitor wear and prevent mechanical failures. Source identification.