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Electronics – 3D Printing

Powder Flow, Particle Charge, Zeta Potential, Meritics Ltd, Particle Size, Particle Shape

Particle Analysis in the Electronics Sector

3D printing started off as a novelty with very few industrial applications, but this is changing rapidly as the printers get better and faster. As the technology improves, more and more custom and complex parts are being made using 3D printing, as opposed to conventional methods because it’s cheaper and faster and produces higher-quality components.
As this technology grows, so does the need need for the materials used to be analysed. Owing to the long list of materials below, we have many different solutions for these materials such as Particle Counting, Particle Sizing, Powder Flow and Zeta Potential. Many different materials can be used for 3D printing, such as:
  • ABS plastic
  • PLA
  • Polyamide (nylon)
  • Glass filled polyamide
  • Stereolithography materials (epoxy resins)
  • Silver
  • Titanium
  • Steel
  • Wax
  • Photopolymers
  • Polycarbonate

Here is a selection of particle analysis instruments which can help the Electronics sector

Particle Size, Meritics Ltd, Beckman Coulter, LS 13320, LS13320 Beckman Coulter – LS 13 320 XR
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis


  • Technology:
    Low angle forward light scattering with optional PIDS (Polarisation Intensity Differential Scattering) technology. Analysis of vertical and horizontal polarised lifght at six different angles using three additional wavelengths. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mie Theories.
  • Particle Size Range:
    10nm – 3,000μm
    Dry Powder Module:400nm-3,500nm
    Universal Liquids Module: 10nm-2000μm
  • Power Consumption:
    ≤ 6 amps @ 90 – 125VAC
    ≤3 amps @ 220 – 240 VAC
  • Dimensions:
    10 in depth (25.4 cm)
    37 in width (93.98 cm)
    19.5 in height (49.53 cm)
  • Weight:
    52 lbs (23.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    15 – 19 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    10 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    Tornado Dry Powder System (DPS)
    Universal Liquid Module (ULM)
  • Operating System:
    Windows 10

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Multisizer 4e, Beckman Coulter, Particle counting Beckman Coulter – Multisizer 4e
  • High resolution sizing, counting and size distribution of cells, particles or sub-visible particles
  • Technology:
  • The Coulter principle is used to detect particles via electrical zone sensing






  • Particle Size Range:
    0.2μm – 1600μm


  • Power Requirements:
    100 – 120 VAC ± 10%
    230 – 240 VAC ± 10%
  • Dimensions:
    24 in depth (61 cm)
    25 in width (64 cm)
    20 in height (51 cm)
  • Weight:
    99 lbs (45 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    10 – 90 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    5 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 7, 8, 10

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Powder Flow, Mercury Scientific, Revolution Mercury Scientific – Revolution
  • Powder Analyser: powder flow, granulation & caking and fluidisation

  • Technology:
    A digital camera with the assistance of cold cathode backlight illumination takes images of the powder whilst it rotates in the drum




  • Sample Size:
    75cc or 125cc


  • Power Requirements:
    80 – 230 Volts, 3 amps

  • Dimensions:
    24 in depth (61 cm)
    9 in width (23 cm)
    9 in height (23 cm)
  • Weight:

  • Typical Analysis Time:

  • Temperature Range:

  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows XP, Vista,7

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Particle Size, Zeta Potential, Beckman Coulter, DelsaMax Pro Beckman Coulter – DelsaMax Pro
  • Zeta Potential and Particle Size Analyser


  • Technology:
    Independent measurement systems allow parallel assessment of size and zeta potential in as little as 1 second





  • Particle Size Range:
    0.4 to 10000 nm


  • Power Requirements:
    100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 50 W (65 W max)

  • Dimensions:
    23.6 in depth (60 cm)
    14.2 in width (36 cm)
    8.3 in height (21 cm)
  • Weight:
    41.9 lbs (19 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    1 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    4 – 70°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 7

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