Light microscopy to electron microscopy: Latest techniques to gain more insights into materials research

17 Jun, 2019 | Newsletters
Light microscopy to electron microscopy: Latest techniques to gain more insights into materials research

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing or rapid prototyping, is the process of building three dimensional structures or components from the ground up, usually layer by layer. Material characterisation requirements can differ depending on the techniques, equipment and materials used in AM. Using complementary techniques, such as advanced automated image analysis with Raman spectroscopy (Morphologi 4-ID) and high resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy with X-ray analysis (desktop Phenom SEM), allows manufacturers to identify and specify suitable metal powders, optimise AM processes and achieve consistently high quality parts.

JOIN US AT THE APICAM MEETING: June 30 to July 3, 2019

ATA Scientific is a silver sponsor at the Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (APICAM) conference to be held at RMIT University.  Visit our trade table to use the new desktop Phenom Pro X Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with integrated EDS for element identification.

Attend our talk: Wed 3 July @ 8:50am.  Presented by Dr David Myint
Powder to product: tools for quantitative characterisations of starting materials and finished products in 3D printing

Watch this video 
Phenom XL desktop SEM: quantify the morphology, chemical composition and particle size distribution of metal powders.

Download this E-guide
Provides guidance to assists you in choosing the most suitable SEM for better and faster materials analysis.

Watch this demonstration video
Measure metal powders for AM and powder metallurgy applications using the Morphologi 4 automated imaging platform.

Download this free white paper
Optimising metal powders for AM – explore the impact of particle size, shape, flowability & bulk density.


Congratulations to our winners.

  • $1500 first prize: Stefan Mueller, University of Wollongong.
  • $600 runner up: Nikolai Macnee,  University of Auckland.
  • $600 runner up: Lakshanie Wickramasinghe, Monash University.

The ATA Scientific Encouragement Award aims to provide young scientists with financial assistance to further their education and attend scientific meetings and conferences. First prize is for $1500 and there are two runner up awards at $600 each.