Investigation of the microstructure of coated steel with the help of Synchrotron Diffraction and scanning electron microscopy
The name Springfix stands for modern forming technology and metal-cutting further processing in medium and large series production. We supply automotive suppliers, building equipment manufacturers and the electrical industry worldwide.
Springfix steel moldings are used in innovative, modern lighting solutions, manufactured with the utmost care and efficiency from pre-painted or pre-galvanized strip material. The well known and adapted manufacturing process nevertheless leads from time to time to quality defects of the products. These defects originate in complex material and process engineering problems, which is why we need the cooperation of a practical analytical service provider who also has a sound knowledge of materials science and process engineering.
The applied material analytic of ANAXAM using Synchrotron Diffraction in combination with scanning electron microscopy was used to investigate the micro- and nanostructures of the steel and its coating. The information obtained helped Springfix to optimize its product and to develop a quality control process for the coated steel for lighting applications.