Laboratory Testing Inc. Adds SEM / EDS Analysis for Materials Testing and Failure Analysis
Submitted by: Laboratory Testing Inc.
Hatfield, PA (OPENPRESS) September 2, 2010 -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) now performs Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS / EDX) for enhanced materials testing and failure analysis capabilities. The testing laboratory recently purchased a Hitachi S-3400N SEM and EDAX EDS to provide greater customer convenience and timelier turnaround than was available with subcontracted services.
The Hitachi SEM features a variable pressure system capable of accommodating wet and/or non-conductive samples with minimal preparation. The SEM is able to produce high resolution images at magnifications from 5X to 300,000X. The large sample chamber allows for the examination of samples up to 200 mm (7.87 in.) in diameter and 80 mm (3.14 in.) in height.
The Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry or EDS component is applied in conjunction with Scanning Electron Microscopy or SEM analysis to detect and measure elements in or on the surface of the sample for qualitative analysis and/or quantitative information on a sample's elemental composition. The new SEM and EDAX EDS equipment at Laboratory Testing is particularly helpful in microanalysis and analyzing small areas of interest on samples. The EDAX EDS features a silicon drift detector (SDD) that offers superior speed and energy resolution compared with traditional SiLi detectors. The system is powered by the new TEAM software package that facilitates material characterization via methods such as spectral analysis, line scans, and element mapping.
For more information or to place an order for SEM/EDS, please contact Laboratory Testing Inc. Sales/Customer Service at email@example.com or 800-219-9095.
ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc.
Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA is an independent materials testing and calibration laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and calibration services. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Mechanical, chemical, corrosion, metallurgical and nondestructive testing services are performed on metals and alloys. Chemical analysis is also available for powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. The company's calibration division, LTI Metrology, performs dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Field calibration is available for surface plates, optical comparators, balances, hardness testers, measuring tools and other instruments. Laboratory Testing also provides repairs, new instruments and replacement parts. Information on LTI services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com.