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Micro Support Users Meeting – Wrap up

We had the first North American Micro Support Users Meeting on Thursday, May 10th at  Argonne National Laboratory.  This was an opportunity to hear about how users have been using their Micro Support system, to learn about new developments coming down the road, and to share experiences and techniques.

Here are some highlights from the event:

Vitali Prakapenka

Our host Vitali showed off GSECARS can create conditions equivalent to the pressure-temperature range of the Earth’s deep interior.  The center of the process is the Diamond Anvil (in gray below) Micro Support’s Axis Pro micromanipulator is a key tool in loading this cell for high-pressure studies.

Here Vitali is illustrating the size of the culet that is the target of our operation and how smaller culets enable measurements at higher pressure compared to larger culets of the past.

 Christopher Snead 

NASA curator Cristopher Snead encounters astromaterials of all sizes. Due to the cost and difficulty of these missions, the samples must be handled with great care and delicacy.  The Micro Support Axis Pro micromanipulator enables handling of these samples – the capabilities of the Axis Pro to operate inside a glovebox is critical for future NASA astromaterial work.

Ross Hrubiak

Ross works at HP-CAT and provided an overview of all the services that the lab has available along with information on where their line is located on the synchrotron.

Steve Barnett

Steve provided an overview of major tools available with the Axis Pro system and had important news about upcoming enhancements for the Micromanipulator including a new version of the operating compatible with windows 10.

Announcements for Micromanipulator

  • New higher resolution camera. This will allow for magnifications above 3200X.
  • New operating software. The new software operates under Windows 10.
  • New User Interface (UI). The whole UI is changing to improve the experience. This includes placing your working image in the center of the screen and moving some menues to the sides.
  • Navigation Map. The Navigation Map is now extended to allow for tiling a 10 x 10 set of images to provide a larger area for visual imaging..

Workshop

After a quick pizza/salad lunch, we moved to the Building where HP-CAT and GSECRS are located.   In this building, we had three systems set up in different locations where attendees could learn different techniques and try out different tools that were available.

Overall this was a highly successful event and we are hoping to have a similar Users Meeting in 2019.

 

 

2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.

We will be at booth #227 representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Nanoliquid deposition
  • Vacuum for material removal

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes.

Attolight

Attolight

Attolight CL system.

About MRS

The 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

Microsupport Axis Pro Demo at Forum

We will be demonstrating the Microsupport Axis Pro micromanipulator at the Golden Gate Polymer Forum Two-Day Short Course: Failure Analysis of Plastics onMarch 5 and 6, 2018

This two-day day short course, presented by recognized experts from The Madison Group, is based on their annual course “Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design and Prevention” given at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Attendees will gain a better understanding of basic principles that affect the durability and failure of plastic parts. As these speakers like to say “if you don’t know how something broke, you can’t fix it,” highlighting the importance of a thorough understanding of how and why a product has failed. With emphasis on practical problem-solving techniques, the course will utilize case studies to comprehend key aspects of plastic failure and prevention. Gain a better understanding of why plastic components fail, and how to avoid future failures by applying the knowledge learned. The combination of excellent speakers, a convenient location in the Bay Area, an affordable price, and focus on practical applications makes this an exceptional opportunity.

For more information please visit www.ggpf.org

Photonics West

Our newest partner Luceo will be appearing at Photonics West and Barnett Technical Services will be there in support. Please visit us at booth #4847 in the Japanese Pavilion.

Luceo is a leader in Strain detection and analysis.

About Photonics West

Every year over 20,000 attendees come to hear the latest research and find the latest devices and systems that use new technologies to enable advancements in translational biophotonics, global healthcare, understanding of the brain, new lasers for manufacturing, applications of 3D technologies, photonics-based consumer products, and more.

AGU 2017

We are very excited to be attending AGU Fall Meeting 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

We will be at booth #2046 representing Micro Support:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Nanoliquid deposition
  • Vacuum for material removal

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes.

About AGU 2017 Fall Meeting

More than 24,000 attendees from 113 countries are expected to attend the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.  The AGU Fall Meeting brings together leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to examine and discuss the latest research and scientific developments in earth and space science.

2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2017 in Boston, MA.

We will be at booth #TBD representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Nanoliquid deposition
  • Vacuum for material removal

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes.

Attolight

Attolight

Attolight CL system.

About MRS

The increasingly cross-disciplinary worldwide activity in materials research manifests itself every year in the MRS Fall Meeting. Featuring over 50 symposia and attended by as many as 6,000 researchers from every corner of the globe, the annual Fall Meeting in Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel is the preeminent annual event for those in the field of materials research.

SciX 2017

We are very excited to be attending SciX 2017 in Reno, NV.

We will be at booth #66 representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Nanoliquid deposition
  • Vacuum for material removal

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes

Talys Near-IR  Process Monitoring System
Talys Near-IR  Process Monitoring System

ABB FT-IR/Near-IR Systems

FT-IR/Near-IR/ICOS Systems

Mid-IR and Near-IR systems designed for benchtop and process monitoring applications.

Los Gatos Research ICOS gas sensors for rapid ppb-level detection.

 

Tornado Raman Systems – Booth 99

Tornado
Tornado’s HyperFlux PRO Plus

Tornado’s HyperFlux PRO Plus is the first Raman spectroscopy system with enough speed and sensitivity to be broadly deployed for real-time process monitoring, control, and optimization.

HyperFlex PRO Plus includes a proprietary HTVS-enabled spectrometer with an order of magnitude improvement in optical throughput, a high-quality stabilized laser, and numerous features to ensure safety and stability.
This powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use instrument is a perfect solution for both process and laboratory settings
Helma Reva
Need a simple, robust system to teach Raman spectroscopy? The Hellma Reva Educational Raman Instrument is your solution!

Hellma Education Raman Systems – Booth 66

Need a simple, robust system to teach Raman spectroscopy?  The Hellma Reva Educational Raman Instrument is your solution!

The Reva is a simple, sensitive Raman system that includes a MarqMetrix BallProbe® and pre-written lesson plans (including samples!) for easy implementation into your teaching curriculum.

The Reva also includes all critical components for laser safety and a robust software routine for spectral analysis.

Stop by and see the Reva at SciX

About SciX 2017, October 8-13, 2017 in Reno, NV

Leading researchers will convene to present their cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications.  The meeting hosts a world class exhibition, presentations from leading scientists, educational courses, and many networking opportunities.

Visit the website

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ISTFA 2017

We are very excited to be going to Pasadena CA for ISTFA 2017. This is always a great show and we are looking forward to meeting with friends and making new ones.

We will be at booth #506 representing a number of products:

Micro Support

The Micro Support micro-manipulator with Electrode Holder details.

 

About ISFA 2017, November 5-9, Pasadena Convention Center

Plan today to attend ISTFA 2017! The 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA). This year’s theme is ‘Striving for 100% Success Rate’

Visit the website ISFA 2017

Luceo Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000S

Luceo Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000s

Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000S is a fully automatic 2D-measuring device which measures retardation values and the direction of a slow axis in a transparent body having strain and birefringence therein. LSM-900s is equipped with 6 times optical zoom lens.

In order to measure direction and birefringence, conventionally the visual observation type polariscope using the Senarmont method is used. As well, our in-house manufactured product, Semiauto Senarmont which performs semi-automatic operations with the analyzer only manually rotated is also used.

The Senarmont method is an inspection method for measuring retardation quantitatively. An operator rotates the analyzer so that brightness of the part to be measured changes from the brightest state to darkest state, and measures its retardation by rotating the analyzer angularly. However, this conventional type has a problem such as the difference in decision of the brightness due to the difference in the condition during the measurement and also due to the difference in skill of each operator. Moreover, in Semiauto Senalmont, although the accuracy of measurement has improved from the visual observation type, the area to be measured is defined to the specific small portion in an image.

This Fullauto StrainEye makes it possible to start measuring immediately by only putting a sample on the polarizer. Therefore, retardation values and the direction of the slow axis can be measured easily. The measurement result is not influenced by each pixel of differences of personal skill. Not only a specific part is not subjected to the measurement but all of each pixel of a built-in CCD camera measures the entire detecting part. Since the direction of retardation and a slow axis are 2D-displayed on a monitor, those direction states are recognized immediately by the operator.

This instrument is suitable for measuring small samples since possible picture area is optionally variable from 60mm x 60mm to 10mm x 10mm based on being equipped with x6 magnification optical zoom lens for taking images.

This device is connected with a PC, and it is therefore feasible to save not only the measured data but also the observed image data easily.

With the use of super-luminescent LED as a light source, this detector is designed for long life and low power consumption. Accordingly maintenance and replacement of the light source as well as running costs can be reduced or dispensed with all together.

Specification

Size W200☓D280☓H595mm
Weight 11kg
Circulary polarizing plate size W70☓D70mm
Sample placement space height 0~70mm
Inspection Method Rotating analyzer method
Setting Wavelength 590nm
Repeat accrary σ=1nm
Measurement area size Varible (60×60~10×10mm)
Effective pixels 1100☓1100
Other Light Source:high-luminanceLED
PowerSorce:INPUT 100~240VAC 50/60Hz  OUTPUT 24VDC 1.5A
Component:Mainbody,PC,Cables
Accessory:Main body cover, AC Adapter (GS40A24-P1J)
OS:Windows7(64bit)/Windows8.1(64bit)
The latest movie:H28 製品技術大賞歪検査器「フルオートストレインアイ」Movie Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE