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The Metal Quality Analyzer (MQA™)

For years, the MQA has brought a unique blend of SEM / EDX technology and automated reporting to the steel industry.  The following papers are a list of various topics that researchers have found the MQA as the premiere solution to solve their characterization needs.

Bartlett, L.N., Van Aken, D.C., Lekakh, S., and Peaslee, K.D., “Mechanical Properties of Cerium-Treated Fe-Mn-Al-C Steel Castings, AFS Transactions, Vol. 119, 2011, Paper 11-035.


Martinez, E.Y., Peaslee, K.D., and Lekakh, S.N., “Calcium Wire Ladle Treatment to Improve Cleanliness of Centrifugally Cast Steel, AFS Transactions, Vol. 119, 2011, Paper 11-037.


Peaslee, K.D., Singh, V. and Lekakh, S.N., “Inclusion Engineering for Improved Properties in Steel Castings,” Proceedings of the Richard J. Fruehan Symposium, 2011.


Yang, S., Zhang, L., Sun, L., Li, J., and Peaslee, K., “Formation and Modification of MgO-Al2O3-Based Inclusion in Alloy Steels,” AISTech 2011 Proceedings, 2011.


Yang, S, Zhang, L., Li, J., Lu, F., and Peaslee, K.D., “Fluid Flow and Steel Cleanliness in a Continuous Casting Tundish and Mold,” AISTech 2011 Proceedings, 2011.


Yang, S., Li, J., Zhang, L, Peaslee, K.D., and Li, G., “Clean Steel Technologies for the Production of 316L Stainless Steel Ultra-fine Wires,”  AISTech 2011 Proceedings, 2011.


O’Loughlin, A., Martinez, E., Peaslee, K. and Lekakh, S., “Effects of Steel Processing on Property Variation in Eglin Steel (ES-1),” MS&T 2010 Proceedings, 2010.


Bartlett, L., Howell, R., Schulte, A., Van Aken, D. and Peaslee, K., “A Review of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of a Cast High Strength and Lightweight Fe-Mn-Al-C Steel,” MS&T 2010 Proceedings, 2010.


Singh, V., Peaslee, K.D., and Lekakh, S., “Use of Automated Inclusion Analysis to Evaluate the Effects of Ladle Treatment on Steel Cleanliness,” 63rd Technical and Operating Conference, SFSA, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2009.


Singh, V., Lekakh, S., Martinez, E., and Peaslee, K., “Optimization of Calcium Treatment to Improve Cleanliness of Cast Steel,” MS&T 2009 Proceedings, 2009.


Lekakh, S.N., Richards, V.L., and Peaslee, K.D., “Thermo-chemistry of Non-metallic Inclusions in DI,” The Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium Proceedings, May 2009, pp. 179-190. 


Singh, V, Lekakh, S. and Peaslee, K., “Using Automated Inclusion Analysis for Casting Process Improvements, 62nd Technical and Operating Conference, Paper 1.1, SFSA, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2008.


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