QA/QC in the Aerospace Industry
In the aerospace industry, having the right material of the exact specified alloy composition can mean the difference between life and death. Out-of-spec materials can cause major damage by allowing corrosion, melting, tin whiskers, and a host of other problems to occur where the right material would have prevented them. That damage can range from financial loss as in the case of the breakdown or malfunction of a commercial satellite, to a loss of life as in the case of malfunction or materials degradation on a commercial aircraft. For this reason, QA/QC of alloys is essential across the aerospace industry.
XRF Analyzer for QA/QC in the Aerospace Industry
XRF Analytical Instruments are purpose-built to quickly, easily provide positive materials identification of all alloys in the aerospace quality control/quality assurance process. Handheld XRF Analyzers can analyze any alloy component, anywhere. From incoming parts and components, to the stock room, to the manufacturing floor, to components of an assembled jet, a Handheld XRF Analyzer provides fast, accurate alloy grade identification within a matter of seconds. The extensive alloy grade library contains all the alloy grades that one might find in the aerospace setting, from the most common to the exotic. Additionally, a Handheld XRF Analyzer provides you with accurate element-by-element alloy chemistry in a matter of seconds, allowing you to flag any nonconforming or out-of-spec parts or product.
Alloy types that can be quickly, accurately identified with a Handheld XRF PMI analyzer include:
- Steels: Stainless, Cr-Mo, Low Alloy, Tool, etc.
- High Temperature Alloys
- Copper Alloys
- Nickel Alloys
- Titanium Alloys
- Aluminum Alloys
- Tin (Sn), the cause of tin whiskers
The Micro XRF benchtop XRF analyzer
has the added capability of small spot analysis down to a few microns, allowing you to analyze small parts, printed circuit boards, etc.
More Related Information:
XRF Alloy Analyzers
PMI (Positive Material Identificaton)
Other XRF Applications