Pittcon, the leading annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, was held last month at McCormick Place in Chicago. As usual, Pittcon presented the latest in analytical chemistry technology and instrumentation with more than 2,200 technical sessions and exhibits representing more than 1,000 companies. Did you find it a little overwhelming? I hope you planned first. The Thermo Scientific / Pittcon web page helped attendees plan out their schedule of seminars, workshops, and demonstrations, as well as promoted community discussions with other scientists and the questioning of our panel of experts.
If you are looking for ways to solve your toughest metals and alloy analysis challenges, here’s a peek at the industrial market technology that was available at the show.
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) are important, complementary technologies to characterize both the chemistry and structure of various types of materials. The ability to determine the elemental composition of a wide range of samples for both simple and advanced elemental and molecular/structural characterization is critical in the metals industry, where accurate material verification must be performed before, during, and after the manufacturing process to ensure that the finished products meet customer and regulatory standards.
Professionals in materials science, contract and research laboratories, metals, and minerals learned about the latest EDXRF, WDXRF and XRD instrumentation and software solutions for high resolution analysis of bulk solids, granules, powders, thin films, and liquid samples.
Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
OES instrumentation is designed for use in both industrial and investigative analytical laboratories dealing with all kinds of metals and alloys. This versatile technique meets the most demanding analysis needs of the metals industry from production control to R&D, from incoming material inspection to scrap sorting.
OES analyzers can meet your analytical needs for process and quality control in primary metal production, elaboration, casting and transformation involving metals and alloys and for central and service laboratories dealing with all kinds of metallurgical samples.
If you couldn’t make it to Pittcon, you can still download the various poster notes, videos, and presentations seen at the show. Or visit the Thermo Fisher Scientific newsroom, which includes a full listing of press releases, press conference content and expert insight videos.