Materials Research Equipment Directory

Materials Research Equipment is an open access directory of companies offering materials processing equipment, material analysis equipment, materials characterization equipment, materials testing equipment and other material science laboratory equipment. Companies that offer analytical services, materials testing services or R&D consulting services can also list and promote their services here. Furthermore, the directory offers a platform for R&D software suppliers, including calibration software, data acquisition software, imaging software, laboratory software and process control software.

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TSS Microscopy LLC
Address: 15201 NW Greenbrier Parkway, Suite C7
Beaverton, OR 97006
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: TSS Microscopy provides electron and ion microscopes – meticulously remanufactured to their original OEM specifications – to labs around the globe. 315 tools sold since 2003.
Long Business Description:

TSS Microscopy started operations in 2003 as Technical Sales Solutions, a company founded to address the growing need for cost-effective options that allowed more labs to obtain high-performance SEM and FIB. Since then, with hundreds of SEM, TEM, FIB and dual beam installations completed worldwide, we’ve grown our team and our support offerings to become more than an equipment re-seller. We are proud to now be a full-service solution provider in the electron microscopy market. Remanufactured instruments are a great way to stretch budgets while still enabling leading edge research. We also support customers with accessories, consumables, service and training and alleviate uncertainty about investing in a pre-owned equipment. Whether buying or selling, we stand with you at every step of the process. We can handle all the logistics – from consulting, packing and crating, delivery, and installation, to comprehensive training, warranty, and reliable after-care maintenance. Our inventory features microscopes from all major manufacturers, enabling us to focus on finding the instrument solution that is right for your application needs.

Business Website Address: http://www.TSSmicroscopy.com
Business Phone or Fax: 866-877-2003
Address: 6 Executive Park Drive, North Billerica, MA 01862, USA
Short Business Description: 10 Angstroms sells and services the complete line of Elionix electron beam lithography (EBL) products in North America.
Long Business Description:

10 Angstroms is a new company dedicated to bringing innovative systems and equipment to the R&D market. We provide both sales and service for advanced instrumentation. We enjoy our role in working with both the customer and manufacturer in the ever changing nanotechnology field. With more than 30 years of high technology sales and service experience, we understand the expectations required to satisfy all stakeholders. As your trusted and valued partner, we will help to ensure that we are responsive and offer the best solutions possible.
10 Angstroms sells and services the complete line of Elionix electron beam lithography (EBL) products in North America.

Business Website Address: http://www.10angstroms.com/
Address: 2999 E. Parkway Dr., Decatur, IL 62526, USA
Short Business Description: Through the employment of ultra-low temperatures, 300 Below, Inc. helps its customers improve all kinds of products by realigning the molecular structure of an object, optimally resulting in items which last significantly longer and perform far better than they were previously designed. Our proprietary process uses Deep Cryogenic Tempering, for which we have developed an advanced, computer controlled processing system for reliably treating materials used in multiple industries throughout the world. 300 Below specializes in the science of cryogenics and we engineer various liquid nitrogen (LN2) based cooling and freezing systems to perform what is termed as cryogenic processing.
Long Business Description:

Through the employment of ultra-low temperatures, 300 Below, Inc. helps its customers improve all kinds of products by realigning the molecular structure of an object, optimally resulting in items which last significantly longer and perform far better than they were previously designed. Our proprietary process uses Deep Cryogenic Tempering, for which we have developed an advanced, computer controlled processing system for reliably treating materials used in multiple industries throughout the world. 300 Below specializes in the science of cryogenics and we engineer various liquid nitrogen (LN2) based cooling and freezing systems to perform what is termed as cryogenic processing.
As our company name implies, we treat metal components and parts at minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit to improve their properties. Computer technology allows us to regulate temperatures to 1/10th of a degree, accurately adjusting temperatures optimal for proper cryogenic treatment (or Cryo-Treatment) in accordance with the mass of the object we are treating. By reducing the temperature of an object to around -300ºF, we seek to manipulate and rearrange its molecular structure without damaging the item. By rearranging the molecular structure of an object, and realigning the molecules so that they become more uniform and evenly spread out, we then change various properties associated with the object, such as its wear resistance.
Perhaps the easiest way to understand what actually happens during the process is to picture a group of people walking around a shopping mall. We take these individuals (the molecules) and cram them into one huddled mass in the parking lot (the freezing process) and hold them there for multiple hours. We then tell this group to take one step out, one at a time, (the thawing process) so that they become equidistant from one another. Depending on the product, we may also add various stages of heat treatment using ovens that we maintain in-house to conquer various other stress factors which we seek to eliminate.
Deep Cryogenic Tempering allows for a significant increase in abrasive wear resistance and durability for many metal-based objects. There are also a few other materials which benefit from the process and we're always experimenting with companies around the globe to see if we can help improve all sorts of products. The increases we've seen in tensile strength, toughness and stability may couple with the release of internal residual stresses for different components, and some metals respond better than others. The typical end results observed by our clients include increased product life, increased durability, reduced breakage, easier cleaning abilities, and some very specific enhancements that are dependent entirely upon the project. Many changes are dependent upon the type of steel or metal used in a product, in addition to how a product was formed or created.

Business Website Address: http://www.300below.com/
Address: 22660 Executive Drive Suite 101, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
Short Business Description: 4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.
Long Business Description:

4Wave is the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products. Our core technology is Ion Beam technology and Biased target technology. 4Wave offers the most advanced and cost efficient technologies for Ion Beam Etching (IBE), Ion Beam deposition sputtering (IBS) and Biased Target Sputtering BTS. 4Wave is the industry leader in the development of thin film processes and applications.
4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.

Products
Ion Beam Sputtering Cluster Tool
Laboratory Alloy and Nanolayer System (LANS)
Load Lock Etch System
Planetary Etch System (PSIBE)
Z-Flex System

Core Services
Design & Prototyping
Engineering Services
Equipment Refurbishment
Optical Thin Film Coatings
Thin Film Processing

Technology
Biased Target Sputtering (BTS)
Direct Ion Beam Deposition
In-Situ Process Monitoring
Ion Assisted Evaporation
Ion Beam Etch
Ion Beam Sputtering

Business Website Address: http://www.4waveinc.com
Business Phone or Fax: Fax: (703) 787-9033
Thermal Spray Coatings
Address: 2700 South Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Short Business Description: A&A Coatings has been in the thermal spray coating and application industry for over 70 years. We specialize in thermal spraying and application on metal, ceramic, cermet, and hardfaced coatings.
Long Business Description:

For over 70 years, A&A Coatings has provided thermal spray coatings and applications to a long list of satisfied customers. We have always been at the forefront of the thermal spray coating, and thermal spray application industry. We specialize in thermal spraying and application on metal, ceramic, cermet, and hardfaced coatings. We serve a wide range of industries including the military and defense, electronics, aerospace, and marine industries. We have earned our reputation of high quality results, fast turnaround time & dependable service.

In addition to providing thermal spray coating services and thermal coating application service, we also do restoration and machining. We can extend the life of critical parts or salvage mismachined parts thanks to our in house grinding, lapping, undercutting, and finishing service capabilities.

Over the years, we have also developed many proprietary coatings to solve industry specific problems. for example, we developed A706 for the printing industry, MicroCoat semi-conductor, Cerami-Pak for packaging, Wirewear for the wire drawing industry. Our proven record of innovation and cost-effective solutions are sure to meet your business or agency's specific needs.

Business Website Address: Thermal Spray Coatings
Business Phone or Fax: 8887250150
Address: Old Parish, Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Long Business Description:

Aabspec's products support ultra-high temperature spectroscopy (to 950 C for solids/450 C for fluids); low-temperature spectroscopy (to -170 C); high pressure spectroscopy (to 10,000psig); vacuum spectroscopy (to 10-8torr); transmission, specular and large angle reflectance; irradiation (UV, etc); Raman; GC-FTIR; TGA-FTIR; LC-FTIR; GPC-FTIR; direct-evolved gas analysis -FTIR; SFC-FTIR; variable temperature/variable pressure FTIR microscopy; dual-sample comparitive spectroscopy; Raman microscopy and special application products. The company's products cover IR, near-IR, Far Infrared, VIS, and UV optical ranges.
Aabspec has available a computer addressable DVD showing its advanced products for spectroscopy and microscopy. In the DVD, Val Rossiter presents technical details on each product in the Aabspec range, describing structure, special features and applications. A conversational style provides easy one-to-one information of the sort normally obtained by attending an exhibition, but without the journey!
Topics include Raman Spectroscopy and Microscopy, FTIR interfacing for GC, LC, GPC, SFC, TGA, Evolved Gas Analysis, Low to High Temperature, Ultra-High Vacuum to High Pressure, Dual Sampling together with Multiple Optical Modes including Sample Irradiation.
Applications include Thermal Analysis, Environment, Hazardous Samples, High Temperature & High Pressure Reaction Monitoring, Materials Testing, Catalysts, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers.

Business Website Address: www.aabspec.com
Address: 125 E. County Line Road, Warminster, PA 18974, USA
Long Business Description:

Our goal is to make instrumentation and analyzer technology, selection, purchasing, installation, operation, and ownership easy - so you can focus on your business.

Business Website Address: http://www.abb.com
Business Phone or Fax: Fax: 215-674-7183
Address: 20045 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 2E, Cupertino, CA 95014
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Accurion provides high-end and reliable state-of-the-art technology in two product lines: Imaging Ellipsometry and Active Vibration Isolation.
Long Business Description:

Accurion provides high-end and reliable state-of-the-art technology in two product lines: Imaging Ellipsometry and Active Vibration Isolation.
In 2009, Halcyonics GmbH, specialist for Active Vibration Isolation Solutions and Nanofilm Technology GmbH, expert for surface analyzing tools merge to Accurion GmbH. Both divisions are well-established and look back on a long-term experience in developing and producing scientific instruments. Nanofilm has been the leader in Brewster Angle Microscopy and Imaging Ellipsometry since 1991. Halcyonics was founded in 1996 as specialist in Active Vibration Isolation. The existing product brands Nanofilm and Halcyonics are continued as product divisions of Accurion.
Since the introduction of the „Brewster Angle Microscope BAM1 1991, we have become the leader in Brewster Angle Microscopy, Imaging Ellipsometry and UV/VIS reflectometry. We provide instrumentation for optical surface analysis of monolayers and thin film coatings at the air/water, the liquid/liquid, the solid liquid and the solid/gas interface.
In today`s world of nanotechnology, optimal vibration isolation is absolutely essential for creating and analysing very small structures. Active vibration isolation is the most effective solution to isolate high-resolution measurement equipment from disturbing vibrations. We at Accurion are specialized in providing various solutions for a wide range of applications
Thin Film Characterization Products:
Imaging Ellipsometer
Brewster Angle Microscope
UV / VIS Reflectometer

Active Vibration Isolation Products:
Desktop Units
Isolation Elements
Laboratory Workstations

Business Website Address: http://www.accurion.com/
Spectral Black thin foil
Address: 19 Topaz St. P.O.B. 8643 Kiryat-Gat, 8213513
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Acktar black coatings is manufactures the blackest black coatings to enhance emissivity, outgassing and stray light control abilities for any project with possibly the best prices!
Long Business Description:

A world leader in black coating services and thin film production. Our products aims to give materials and opto-mechanical parts high absorptance & high emissivity for stray light suppression in high performance optics.

We develop, industrialize and produce light absorbing Black coatings based on advanced and fast vacuum deposition technologies.

  • Black coating services: Choose one of the most suitable coating services for a wide variety of substrates as metals, ceramics or polymers.
  • Black foils and films: Order a tiny package of self adhesive black foils or films or get a whole roll of black coating film with outstanding optical performance.
  • Blackened opto-mechanical components: Find Light traps, light trapping panels, noise reduction extension tubes, superblack precision pinholes and air slits, laser beam dumps and more.
  • 3D biOptical Surfaces: Our Microtiter plates, microarray slides and transparent bottom cell culture coated microplates produced with enhanced characteristics as: Zero fluorescence background (ELISA – fluorescent detection), extremely high light absorptance, improved signal to noise ratio, controlled structural and chemical properties

 

Business Website Address: Acktar black coatings
Business Phone or Fax: +972-723942007
Address: 1191 Chess Street, Suite F, Foster City, CA 9404, USA
Long Business Description:

Active Spectrum manufactures magnetic resonance spectroscopy solutions based on our patented Micro-ESR (electron spin resonance) technology. We design and distribute the world's first and only purpose-built on-line ESR spectroscopy solution. We offer a full line of miniature electron spin resonance spectroscopy products (ESR / EPR) in both Benchtop (now also available with extended range magnet) and Online configurations, along with custom accessories and industry-specific chemical analysis solutions.Admesy offers a broad range of test and measurement instruments focused on colour and light measurements in inline production process environments. All products are developed and produced in-house based on a long history of inline testing.

Business Website Address: www.activespectrum.com

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