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XRD for Residual Stress

Micro u-X360s

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Portable Low X-ray power (30kV, 1.5mA) 

Cycle time is 90 seconds Full 2D sensor  

Measurement Items:

  • Residual Stress 
  • Retained Austenite 
  • FWHM 
  • Fillet Measurement

Software

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Debye ring data reveals 

grain orientation, texture, grain size, 

and other metallurgical items. 

 

Quality Control

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 X-ray diffraction (XRD) has made 

residual stress characterization 

easy, fast, and dependable.

Residual Stress

Power Generation

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Manufacturing process can induce residual stresses that can lead to fatigue cracking and stress corrosion cracking. These conditions can 

premature failures in components.

Automotive

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Measurement of residual stresses in automotive components is an essential tool for process consistency and failure analysis. 

Aerospace

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Residual stress measurements are 

critical in determining life of aerospace 

structures and components. 

Additive Manufacturing

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Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printers can produce repeatable and almost identical parts, 

but the process be building parts with 

inconsistent residual stresses.  



Pipelines and Welds

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The dramatic effect that residual stresses 

have on pipelines can help propagate:

  • Hydrogen Induced Cracking
  • Fatigue Cracking
  • and Stress Corrosion Cracking

Shot Peening

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Monitors proper and beneficial shotpeening 

for 100% inspection while identifying 

under peening and overpeening. Improper peening can decrease the service life of a component.