Manufacturing & Processing Learning Center
From oil and gas, chemicals and plastics to minerals, mining and metals, industrial producers face increasing pressure to improve quality, increase productivity and cost-effectively comply with strict regulatory requirements. Our technologies, including a new generation of rugged field-based instruments, let high-value industrial producers like you improve outdated and outmoded processes and expose quality defects that can erode existing market share or prevent expansion into new markets and profitable application areas.

Visit our new Steel Manufacturing Information center to learn about technologies used to produce clean and ultraclean steel with improved mechanical properties. Browse our resources for information about applications in raw material quality control, process optimization, laboratory analysis, contaminated scrap metal detection, and air quality monitoring in the steel manufacturing process.

Our newly updated Cement Analysis and Production Information center is a comprehensive resource about the cement production process and the steps needed to maintain consistent raw material quality with minimal chemistry deviation.

To learn about solutions to improve manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, visit the new  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes and Production Information page.

Manufacturing & processing learning center features

On demand webinar

Learn about the basics of characterizing battery materials and the special equipment required to run these tests, including the basics of testing battery materials and exemplary case studies.

Webinar series

Sign up for one of our on-demand webinars to learn how infrared and Raman spectroscopy can help you reveal the mysteries of your polymers—from research and failure analysis to quality control and beyond.

On demand webinars

Learn how the Raman, NIR and XRF portable devices can improve pharma manufacturing processes from raw material inspection through final biologic product identification.


The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FTIR spectrometer, with automated optical configurations and multiple sampling stations, is the ultimate materials analysis workstation for the entire polymer supply chain, from raw pellets to finished goods.


SampleArray automation assembles user-defined tube rack configurations at room temperature or -20°C and can be used with a range of systems.


Thermo Fisher Scientific offers advanced systems and equipment for all aspects of iron and steel manufacturing, particularly for measuring and controlling sintering process fluctuations.


Contaminated scrap metal can result in expensive plant decontamination and shut down. Multiple points of inspection are needed to ensure processed materials are free from radiation.


Learn about our complete range of technologies that improve each stage of the steel manufacturing production process, from incoming raw materials to the final coating line.


Learn about our instruments, equipment and software to help cement producers improve product quality, boost efficiency, and lower productions costs.

Manufacturing & processing learning center subtopics

Automotive Information

From leather interiors to an alternative energy powertrain, every component in today's automobile is designed for profitability, performance and appeal. Analytical instrumentation that reveals the chemistry and composition of materials plays an essential role across the supply chain, from R&D to failure analysis.

Polymers and Plastics Information

Accurate polymer identity verification can be critical. Polymer manufacturers need to create new materials and deliver high quality to meet ever changing end-use requirements. A thorough, precise testing and analysis process is mandatory to ensure quality and stay competitive in today’s environment.

Power & Energy Information

Petrochemical analysis can be challenging due to difficult matrices, a wide range of contaminants, and sensitivity requirements. We offer a range of products including Ion Chromatography (IC), Gas Chromatography (GC), GC-MS and ICP; which will enhance your analytical capabilities and improve your processes.

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