Reliable Measurement of Powder Particles
The Chemistry Lab at Laboratory Testing Inc. has added a new Microtrac Sync analyzer for particle size and shape (morphology) determination of powdered metals, with a measuring range of 0.01 to 4000 microns. This instrument is ideal for powder characterization with its integrated tri-laser diffraction analyzer technology and dynamic image analysis capability.
Metal powders are required to meet strict quality specifications in various stages of manufacturing. Both particle size and the individual particle shape are important to control as they can affect various properties of powders and manufactured parts including, flowability, packing density, level of contaminants, porosity, sintered strength, and mechanical properties.
Laser Diffraction has become the de facto standard method for quality control size measurement in both the metal powders and the powder metallurgy industries. The Microtrac Sync couples the leading laser diffraction technology with dynamic image analysis to measure both particle size and morphology. This combination provides detailed information regarding key physical properties of materials including, particle distribution, length, width, sphericity, transparency, solidity, and surface roughness.
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