Category Archives: Conferences

ISTFA 2018

We are very excited to be going to Phoenix AZ for ISTFA 2018. This is always a great show and we are looking forward to meeting with friends and making new ones. Please visit us at Booth #428.

We will be at there representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Microscope/micromanipulator system to easily perform sample manipulations as small as 1 micron.  Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Electrical Probing
  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Micro tweezers
  • Vacuum for particle transfer

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes

Nanopsis

The Nanopsis N is a cutting edge light microscope which can break the optical diffraction limit using the Super-Resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens (SMAL).

About ISFA 2018, October 28 – Nov 1, Phoenix Convention Center

Plan today to attend ISTFA 2018! The 44rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA). This year’s theme is ‘ Failures Worth Analyzing’

Visit the website ISFA 2018

SciX 2018

We are very excited to be attending SciX 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the stunning Marriott Marquis.

Come visit us at booth #206 where we will be showing the Micro Manipulators from MicroSupport and FTIR/near-IR systems from ABB.  We will also be working with our partners, Ostec, who offer a wide range of instrumentation in the booth adjacent to us.

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Microscope/micromanipulator system to easily perform sample manipulations as small as 1 micron.  Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Micro tweezers
  • Vacuum for particle transfer

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.

Also Visit our Friends at SciX

OSTEC Booth 208

We have a new partnership with Ostec who will be in the adjacent booth. Ostec Corporate Group produces and offers hi-tech innovative scientific and analytical equipment.

SciX 2018, October 21 – 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

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

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2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 27-29, 2018 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 AG is a manufacturer of integrated quantitative cathodoluminescence instruments.

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.

Compres 2018

We are very excited to be attending Compres 2018 meeting in The COMPRES Annual Meeting will be held on August 5-8, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico, USA .

We will be presenting our MicroSupport Micromanipulator system.

MicroSupport

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 Compres 2018

COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences is a community-based consortium whose goal is to enable Earth Science researchers to conduct the next generation of high-pressure science on world-class equipment and facilities. It facilitates the operation of beam lines, the development of new technologies for high pressure research, and advocates for science and educational programs to the various funding agencies.

Visit the Compres site

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018

We are very excited to be attending Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018 meeting in Baltimore, MD, August 5-9, 2018.  Come visit us at booth #510.

We will be higlighting our MicroSupport Micromanipulator system.

MicroSupport

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 Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018

The largest microscopy/microanalysis instrument exhibition in the world. Plan to visit the more than 100 companies displaying their latest technology and services. The social activities of the opening reception, and daily “happy hours” accompanying each day’s poster and awards sessions, have become “can’t-miss” events of learning and fellowship

Visit the M&M site

SemiCon West 2018 San Francisco

We are very excited to be attending SemiCon west 2018 in San Francisco, CA July 10-12. Come visit with us at the ABB booth #2217.

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

 

About ABB

Since 1973, ABB Measurement & Analytics enables scientist to perform through excellence in infrared spectroscopy. Its portfolios of high performance laboratory, at-line and process FT-IR/FT-NIR analyzers have addressed a wide variety of applications offering turnkey solutions for Petroleum, Chemical, Life Sciences, Semiconductor, Academic, Metallurgy, OEM and Remote Sensing/Space markets. Our spectrometers perform real-time analysis of the chemical composition and/or physical properties of a process sample stream. In the Semiconductor industry, ABB wet process analyzers allow real-time end-of-bath alerts, prevent excursion events, enable effective bath dosing and reduce chemical cost by increasing bath lifetime and reducing waste. Also, Los Gatos Research (LGR), a member of the ABB Group since 2013, has been developing innovative laser-based measurement strategies for non-destructive analyses of gases and liquids.LGR, we create the world’s highest performing instruments for leading-edge research, industrial process monitoring and control, air quality and emissions monitoring, greenhouse gas measurements and isotopic measurements.

About SEMICON West

Three days of presentations with more than 80+ hours of technical and business programming, plus hundreds of exhibitors provide the insights, innovations, and intelligence you need to get ahead and embrace today’s disruptive landscape.

From materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, system integration, and demand channels to new verticals and adjacencies such as Flexible Hybrid Electronics, MEMS & Sensors, you’ll gain access to the best in the business and get a glimpse at what’s next. Immersive, new experiences demonstrating hot-buttons like Smart Transportation, Smart Manufacturing, MedTech, Big Data, IoT, and the cognitive technologies that are transforming the world make this year’s Expo like no other before.

Visit the SEMICON West  site

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.