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Did You Know: Portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) is Used to Help Ensure the Safety of Automobiles

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Material mixups can be costly. Automotive manufacturers have to make sure that they’re using the right type of metal alloy when building different parts of an automobile. In some cases, government regulations mandate the type of alloy used to build certain parts. To maintain quality assurance throughout the manufacturing process, companies use pXRF analyzers to verify they’re using the right alloy for the right application.

Manufacturers hold their suppliers to rigid quality control standards but mixups are always possible. If a supplier sends non-conforming material or the wrong alloy, it can have major implications for the supplier.

If a manufacturer finds non-conforming materials they may have to go so far as to stop production. To identify non-conforming materials before they become a problem, most auto manufacturers test incoming materials for quality control and assurance using a pXRF analyzer.

Olympus Delta handheld XRF analyser
Olympus DELTA handheld XRF analyzers are an ideal tool for verifying you’re using the right type of alloy.

Portable XRF is effective for testing these materials because it is nondestructive and results are provided in seconds to confirm the elemental analysis of alloy and metals.

Learn more about how XRF is used by automobile manufacturers to help maintain the highest standards of quality.

Business Development Manager, Inspection Services Market

Dianne has more than 18 years of experience with laboratory and handheld X-ray fluorescence technology, most recently focusing on industrial metal and alloy applications. She currently provides business development for Olympus' Inspection Service market.
May 25, 2016
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