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Easy Analysis of Small Parts and Wires for Elemental Composition

Learn how advances in OES spectrometers can make it easy to analyze small parts, wires and other metal items for elemental analysis.

Originally presented: June 17, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
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For quality control (QC) and production managers of metalworking manufacturers, small parts can present a real challenge. Customers - particularly in aerospace, automotive, and other critical industries and applications - demand tight QC at every step of the supply chain. So every part must meet every specification, all along the line.

However, metal wires, rods, or screws and other fasteners less than approximately 6 cm (2.3 in) in their greatest dimension, as well as thin metal plates or sheets, are notoriously hard to analyze. So suppliers performing inspection of incoming or outgoing materials may find it difficult or impossible to determine - and document- exactly what elements went into their composition.

That can lead to real problems when it comes to these safety-related components. Negative outcomes may include regulatory penalties, reworking of parts, finished product recalls, or even more catastrophic consequences. To protect their organizations against the risks of losing time, money, reputation, projects, or customers, metalworking managers must be sure.

This webinar will outline the benefits and drawbacks of existing approaches. It will also describes multiple instruments available from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments that provide reliable, state-of-the-art solutions for precise analysis of many types of small parts.

Key Takeaways

  • How to select the best spectrometers for your particular small part analysis.
  • Improve your analytical capabilities for metal analysis.
  • Understand advances in optical emissions technology for elemental analysis.
  • Detect counterfeit parts and verify incoming materials.
  • Quickly perform quality inspection on outgoing parts.


Kyle Rauen, Regional Sales Manager, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments