The KT-100S laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) metal analyzer from Rigaku Analytical Devices (Wilmington, MA) provides on-the-spot identification of the most difficult alloys, including aluminum grades, with lower detection limits and the ability to analyze more alloys than traditional handheld identification methods. This includes upgraded precision for low-alloy steels, stainless steels, as well as high-temperature alloys and lithium (Li) detection.
Considerably smaller and lighter than competing products, the unit also offers unique auto surface preparation with its Drill-Down feature. Another major benefit is that, because the analyzer uses a laser excitation source, there are minimal to no regulatory licensing requirements.
Its MIL-STD 810G drop-test certification and IP-54 dust protection rating make the analyzer an ideal tool for fabrication shops, plant environments and scrap metal yards. Manufacturers now have the ability to provide on-site certification of verification of outgoing material, as well as confirm or re-establish chain of custody of mislabeled components.
Hexagon and Authentise Partner On End-To-End AM Software Solution
The first-of-its-kind solution will integrate shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality from concept to part. Statistical process control combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods will mitigate waste and quality issues during design while improving AM repeatability.
Report: Industry Accelerating Past Recovery, Toward Digital Future
Fictiv’s 2021 State of Manufacturing Report finds manufacturing leaders focused on resilience, sustainability, and speed through digital transformation. But concerns about supply chain and workforce grow.
Beckwood to Manufacture Two Custom Hydraulic Presses for WHK BioSystems
A 110-ton 4-post compression molding machine will be used for R&D, and a 1650-ton compression molding press will be used in the production of UHMW sheets – the demand for which is rising in medical, aerospace, and defense sectors.