RISE IVF tested Xstress DR45 system: “Outstanding in comparison to all other systems that we have in regard to measurement times and possibility to measure with a small collimator.”

When Xstress DR45 was launched, COVID-19 caused lockdowns all over the world and we had no chance to demonstrate the new product in person. Instead we decided to send the system for our long-term partners for try-out to collect feedback. This is the interview of Jonas Holmberg from RISE IVF about their experience.

Jonas HolmberG measuring with Xstress G2R.
Jonas Holmberg measuring with Xstress G2R.

Would you give an overview of RISE IVF?

We are a research institute working with the Swedish industry on process development. We have a large range of expertise ranging from different manufacturing technologies such as heat treatment of steels, machining, sheet metal forming, joining and additive manufacturing. Together with the Swedish industry, we perform research within these areas and support with our expertise, test beds and measurement service.

Would you describe your role?

I’m working as a researcher in both small and larger research and company-specific assignments.

Who are your target customers?

The manufacturing industry with the aim of supporting with process related knowledge.

What Stresstech products you have in use?

Yes, we work with three different lab-XRD systems from Stresstech. Two Xstress G2R systems and Xstress Robot system. We have also good knowledge on the Barkhausen noise analyzer Rollscan 300.

How would you evaluate the performance of Xstress DR45?

The new Xstress DR45 is outstanding in comparison to all other systems that we have in regard to measurement times and possibility to measure with a small collimator. The performance of the DR45 system was also evaluated in an internal round robin test, which showed similar high performance as all the other systems. The new software, Xstress Studio, is also a fantastic improvement, which allows the user to get a better overview of the measurement performance.

Would you describe what kind of measurements you made?

We tested the new Xstress DR45 system using samples that we priorly have performed measurements with our other Stresstech systems. For instance, measurements were performed on parts with very small radius and small geometries. With the old systems, we had typical measurement times of 6 hours, but with the DR45 we managed to make the measurements within one minute or less, but with the same accuracy. In fact, this allowed us to perform more measurements and get better statistics of how much the stresses differed. This is one very important feature with the new system, it allows for much faster mapping.

How do you see the future of Xstress DR45?

This system will probably outcompete most of the systems on the market with the main motive in the speed of the measurement and possibility to measure fast even though a small collimator is used. Additionally, the new detectors have a much longer life and do not require reoccurring replacement, thus diminishing high costs and possible unwanted and long downtime.

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Xstress DR45