Bruker’s analytical instruments find application throughout the entire life cycle of oil and gas fields.
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analyzers are widely used in AM process development to identify causes of dimensional instability like austenitic phase transformations in ferrous alloys and to identify sources of residual stress. Compressive surface stress indicates long lifespan and tensile surface stress can lead to premature part failure.
Bruker has an extensive portfolio of equipment to for characterization and QA/QC of metal powders including: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, Combustion Gas Analyzers (C, S) and Inert Gas Fusion – Mass Spectrometry (O, N, H, Ar) instruments.
Critical to the structural integrity, performance and fit of the final AM produced part are its bulk and surface properties. 3D X-ray Microscopes (XRM) provide quantitative identification of volume porosity, inclusions, cracks and printing defects in the bulk or on the surface and highlight differences between the as-printed part, post-machined part and the CAD model at internal and external surfaces.