Mar. 05, 2019
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Live Webinar: Characterising and Monitoring Materials Developed for Use in Extreme Environments

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | 2-3 pm (GMT)

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In heavily regulated industries, such as automotive and aerospace, there is a continuous requirement to limit environmental impact, reduce costs and increase safety. As a result these industries drive the ongoing development and corresponding testing of new materials to meet these challenging requirements. This encompasses developing new materials which are both lightweight (optimising fuel economy) and with increased strength for improved safety often operating in extreme environments such as aircraft turbines. 

For these new materials to be successfully accepted in these markets requires a thorough understanding of material characteristics on the microscale and how these characteristics will influence performance on the macroscale. Important measurements include quantifying the cleanliness of the original material and determining the grain structure. In addition, an understanding of the performance of the material during service life is essential. Examples include monitoring wear debris and strain build up in service.

This detailed materials analysis is well serviced through the application of EDS and EBSD on SEM. These techniques are automated to deliver fast and accurate materials characterisation.

In this webcast, the speakers will demonstrate how combining the analytical techniques of energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) on an electron microscope can be applied to the characterisation of these materials, ensuring manufacturing and product reliability.


Register for free
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | 2 p.m. (GMT)


Practitioners in the following fields should attend this webinar:

  • Technical cleanliness of manufacturing components, e.g.

    anyone working to ISE 16232 or VDA 19

  • Wear debris analysis
  • Automotive and aerospace materials development sectors
  • Microstructure characterisation of advanced materials

This webcast will help participants:


  • Familiarise themselves with the potential for correlative microscopy and microanalysis tools to analyse and characterise properties in aerospace and automotive materials.
  • Understand how to use particle analysis combined morphological and composition information for the deepest understanding of technical cleanliness of components, wear particles and where they come from.
  • Recognise how recent developments in EDS and EBSD detector technology enable the highest levels of sensitivity and throughput.
  • Experience the ease and benefit of microstructural analysis in advanced materials and their relationships to mechanical properties.

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