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QA/QC of Metal Alloys in Aerospace

QA/QC of Metal Alloys in AerospaceMany major aerospace manufacturers are now requiring their vendors to verify the metal alloy verification they used for fabrication.  This is especially needed as new, lighter materials are routinely being sourced to keep up with the increasing demand for better fuel economy.  

Metal alloy verification is typically done by various methods, for various parts, including:

  • Aluminum airplane skins
  • Ultra-light lithium aluminum alloys (cargo floor, fuselage, wing skins)  
  • Titanium and stainless steel alloys for the frame and engine components
  • Nickel/cobalt super-alloys for jet engine components

Rigaku KT-100STo maximize workflow, and reduce or eliminate reliance on outside laboratory testing, vendors are able bring easy testing in-house with the use of the Rigaku KT-100S handheld LIBS metal analyzer.  Used as part of any in-house QA/QC program for metal verification, your business will save time, money, avoid litigation and keep your positive reputation.  

The Rigaku KT-100S LIBS analyzer is a viable answer to a company’s QA/QC requirement for metal alloy verification with its unique benefits:  

  • Ease of use
  • Rapid results
  • Quick and easy reporting
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Minimal regulatory requirements
Quantitative analysis and identification of common aerospace alloys identified with the KT-100S LIBS Analyzer: 


  • Al2024
  • Al7050/7075
  • Ti 6-4
  • SS-304
  • SS-321
  • SS-316
  • SS-410
  • Alloy 625 (Ni)
  • Alloy 718 (Ni)
  • Alloy 725 (Ni)
  • Alloy X (Ni)