Materials Science and Technology 2008 (MS+T'08) Videos

Materials Science and Technology 2008 (MS+T'08) Videos
The Sensys Evo is a versatile thermal analyzer that can be used as a Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) or for thermogravimetry (TG). It uses a highly sensitive sensor that ensures as much heat is detected as possible and is suited to applications where mass/heat changes need to be detected.
The Bruker AXS Tracer Turbo SD, incorporating the silicon drift detector is demonstrated. It can analyze both ferrous alloys and light alloys, with this demomstration including a stainless steel and aluminium aloy. The instrument is suited to metals analysis, such as scrap metal sorting.
Zircar's David Hoskins demonstrates the simple operation and key features of the Hot Spot 110 1700°C high temperature laboratory furnace.
Using the Clemex automated image analysi software package, the system is able to automate the microscope and take images across the surface of the sample. The system is able to autofocus and analyze images extremely quickly, meaning that the analysis of samples can be completed in very short time periods.
In this video John Kelly and Dan Soisson from Spectro Analytical demonstrate the xSORT handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. This portable unit is ideally suited to rapid throughput metals sorting and identification such as in scrap yards and stainless steel warehousing.
The Unitherm 1000 dilatometer from Anter Corp can measure the thermal expansion of up to 4 samples simulatneously. Using different furnaces it can work in temperature ranges from cryogenic up to 1600°C. Accurate results are ensured through the use of digital displacement transducers.
The DForce from Admet is a low force mechanical testing system capabale of carrying out static and dynamic mechical testing operations. It is suited to fatigue testing biomedical materials such as stents and tubing.
The TechCut 5 Precision Sectioning Machine from Allied High Tech Products is a programmable sectioing saw suited for sample preparation. It can cut a wide variety of materials and sizes. Microprocessor control allows the user to control parameters such as feed rate, distance and force and cutting depth. The system can also automatically adjust to changes in cutting conditions such as changes in section or composition.
The Pentronix Multipack 1204 is suited to pressing ceramic and metallic powders into high precision components at the rate of 10-120 parts per minute. These components are typically used in electronic applications.
The Clemex CMT is an automated microhardness testing machine that can operate in Vickers or Knoop testing modes. Operation can be fully automatic thanks to PC control and image analysis software.
The Multiprep System is a semiautomatic instrument ideal the preparation of precise samples with tiny geometries for microscopic analysis. The sophisticated design, using specifically designed jigs, enables the MultiPrep is able to take the guess work out of polishing and prepare samples in a repeatable fashion.<
The FlashLine series from Anter Corp is able to determine various thermal properties of a wide range of materials using the laser flash method. The properties that the FlashLine can determine include thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. The modular unit allows thermal properties to be determined at a range of temperatures from cryogenic to 2800°C.
The ease of use and fast operation of the C-Therm Technologies TCi Thermal Conductivity Analyzer is demonstrated. In this demosntration the thermal conductivity of a Pyroceram sample is taken within seconds.