High-End Melt –Extraction Analyzer (Bruker G8-GALILEO) is used for determination of
Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen in metals. It contains a dual IR detector for Oxygen
and thermal conductivity cell for Nitrogen and Hydrogen with high resolution and reproducibility.
It can regulate temperatures up to 2500° C and contains an automatic furnace cleaning
and crucible removal. Furthermore, it has a built-in internal connector for mass spectroscopy
for Argon and diffusible Hydrogen detection.
Bruker G4 Icarus
High Performance carbon and Sulfur Analyzer (Bruker G4-ICARUS) is used for simultaneous
detection of Carbon and Sulfur in metals. It uses a combustion method with high-frequency
furnace and IR detection with an automatic furnace cleaning feature.
Mechanical Characterization Capabilities
Shimadzu AGS-X 20kN
Mechanical Testing System (Shimadzu AGS-X 20kN) is 20kN frame that is capable of performing
tension, compression, and bending experiments. The testing system has an integrated
video extensometer (TRVIEW) that allows for performing tests at constant strain rate,
stress rate, and combination of these.
Fully Automatic Microhardness (Shimadzu HMV-G-FA) is capable of X-Y-Z automatic stage
movement, pattern testing, and creation of a complete object picture, sample edge
detection, and automated depth of hardening testing. It is also capable of both Knoob
and Vickers indentations and is capable of automatic switching between 5x, 10x and
40x lenses for the appropriate detection of indentations with various sizes.
Powder Physical Characterization Capabilities
Gilsonic ultrasonic sieving machine
The MAML houses a Gilsonic ultrasonic sieving machine with meshes varying from 15
µm to 60 µm for powder size characterizations. A QUALTECH Hall flowmeter, a QUALTECH
tap density meter, and ultrasonic bath are the other equipment dealing with powder
Optical Characterization Capabilities
Digital Microscope (Keyence VHX-6000) allows imaging an area of up to 40 mm by 40
mm, depth of field up to 34 μm and automatic 2D and 3D stitching of these images with
high quality (20k by 20k pixels). Its camera has a maximum frame rate of 50 F/s, normal
resolution of 600 (H) × 1200 (V) and dynamic range of 16-bit intensity range through
RGB data from each pixel. The machine also has a motorized XY stage with 1 μm resolution,
±20 mm range, and ±90° θ manual rotation angle. The motorized z-stage has 400 mm range
with 0.1 μm resolution. One 20x – 200x and one 500x-5000x high resolution lens for
Brightfield, Darkfield, Partial, DIC capabilities as well as polarized capability
are included with the digital microscope.