The mechanical properties of metal depend on its structure, so viewing the structure with a microscope to check it against a standard diagram has been the traditional inspection method. However, it can be challenging to efficiently record the results of these inspections.
The heat treatment process.
The user-friendly Chart Comparison solution incorporated into OLYMPUS Stream™ image analysis software enables inspectors to quickly and easily compare metal structure samples with the diagrams used in various industrial standards.
Inspectors can use the software to embed results and other important information—such as the magnification—directly in an image, reducing the chance of incorrect identifications.
This solution also provides diagrams for industrial standards such as EN 10247/07, DIN 50602, ISO 643, ISO 945, ASTM E112, SEP 1572, SEP 152, and more. The Chart Comparison solution facilitates discussions since standard diagrams and samples can be compared on a large screen. This has the potential to make inspector education much more efficient.
Evaluating non-metallic inclusions in iron and steel.
Evaluating the crystal grain of iron and steel.
Products Used for This Application
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The GX53 inverted microscope offers excellent image clarity and exceptional resolution at high magnifications. Available accessories include a coded revolving nosepiece and software. Coupled with the microscope's modular design, it is a highly customizable system that can meet a wide range of application requirements.
OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software.
The GX53 microscope can be used with OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software. This innovative software platform offers quick, efficient inspection workflows for each process step, including image acquisition, quantitative measurements, image analysis, and reporting, supporting an array of advanced materials science inspection tasks.
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