Metals & Alloys

300 Below Inc., Decatur IL, USA
2999 E. Parkway Dr., Decatur, IL 62526, USA
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.

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.

http://www.300below.com/
Advent Research Materials, Oxford, UK
Oakfield Industrial Estate, Eynsham, Oxford OX29 4JA, UK
Advent Research Materials is an Oxford-based company that has operated for over 25 years, supplying high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the scientific research community across the globe.

Advent Research Materials is an Oxford-based company that has operated for over 25 years, supplying high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the scientific research community across the globe.
Advent’s purpose is to enable scientists to experiment, innovate and iterate with a wide range of materials throughout the research process. Consequently it aims to provide as much choice as possible to the customer.
Advent operates in a niche market on a global scale. It sells to over 85 countries around the globe, and supplies materials to all the major UK Universities. Our commercial customer base is also extensive, which ensures that Advent’s materials are in use at the forefront of the scientific industry.
Advent is able to differentiate itself from a number of its competitors, as it typically provides all its catalogue items “off the shelf” in a fast, efficient and friendly manner.

Products:
Pure Metals
Alloys
Polymers

http://www.advent-rm.com/
Anatech, Hayward CA, USA
30695 Huntwood Ave, Hayward, CA 94544, USA

Anatech USA’s mission is to provide technical solutions for surface engineering challenges.
Anatech USA delivers high vacuum systems with graphic state-of-the-art, “Touch-Panel” intuitive control packages. Every effort is made to tailor the system to meet your needs and budget requirements.
Thin Film Deposition equipment for metals and dielectrics, using Planar Magnetron sources powered by DC and/or RF supplies. Electron Beam and Thermal Resistance source systems are also available.
Gas Plasma vacuum systems with quartz or aluminum chambers. Systems are designed to clean at the molecular level, activate surfaces or etch surfaces.
Anatech USA works to deliver systems with consistent value and quality that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

http://www.anatechusa.com
Applied Multilayers LLC, Battle Ground WA, USA
1801 SE Commerce Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA

Applied Multilayers LLC offers next generation optical coating sputtering systems for high quality optical and metal coatings. Our patented Closed Field Magnetron (CFM) sputtering technology is simple, scalable and significantly less expensive. CFM allows multilayered film coatings onto sensitive polymer substrates or plastics which other deposition technologies would consider prohibitive due the elevated plasma temperatures.
You will discover numerous applications such as durable IR coatings, durable visible AR coatings, high laser damage coatings, ophthalmic, electro-chromic and solar absorbers. CFM also readily deposits thin film oxides, nitrides, carbides or pure metals with near bulk film densification with no film stress.
Products
Coating Systems
Magnetrons
PECVD Systems

Processes
Precision Optics
Ophtalmic Optical Coatings
Thin Film Photovoltaics
Durable IR

http://www.applied-multilayers.com/
One Zeiss Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594, USA

Gaining an ever improved understanding of sample properties – this is what drives materials research in academia and industry. Whether you aim for fundamental understanding in materials science or want to improve the composition of future materials for energy storage or metals lightweight construction: ZEISS systems are designed to provide you all the data you need. Get to results fast with comprehensive workflow solutions for multi-modal, multi-scale microscopy and analysis from 2D to 3D to 4D.

Product Lines:
Microscopy
Light
Confocal
Electron/Ion
X-ray
Software/Cameras

www.zeiss.com/microscopy
4385 Hopyard Road, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA

Our advanced 3D X-ray microscopes (XRM) enable the discovery process that helps you advance innovation in your area of research or engineering. XRM can be used for many applications in a number of fields, including materials science, life sciences, natural resources and the electronics industry. The ability to visualize submicron features of your sample as small as 50 nm in size in native full volume 3D form, non-destructively, and to perform automated correlation of 2D images and complex data will enhance and possibly transform your critical imaging and data analysis tasks.

http://www.xradia.com/
Centorr Vacuum Industries, Nashua NH, USA
55 Northeastern Blvd,, Nashua, NH 03062, USA

Centorr/Vacuum Industries is a vacuum furnace manufacturer based in Nashua, NH. They have achieved their position of technical leadership in the advanced design high-temperature vacuum furnaces and control atmosphere furnaces by delivering innovative solutions to challenging high temperature materials processing problems.

Standard vacuum furnaces are available for high temperature sintering, hot pressing for powder compaction or diffusion bonding, vacuum heat treating, precision vacuum brazing, and thermal heat treatment. These designs are augmented by specialized, custom-designed vacuum furnaces for chemical vapor deposition, Graphitization, Graphite Purification, and induction melting. These techniques and processes are used worldwide for a wide range of metal and ceramic materials at various stages during conversion from raw materials to finished product.

High Temperature Vacuum and Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces for Research:

Systems Available:
Complete systems ready to ship
Standard furnace designs
Customized furnace designs
Advanced prototype systems

Furnace System Capabilities:
Advanced prototype systems
Complete systems ready to ship
Standard furnace designs
Customized furnace designs
Advanced prototype systems

http://www.vacuum-furnaces.com/
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DataPhysics Instruments, Filderstadt, Germany
Raiffeisenstraße 34, D-70794 Filderstadt, Germany

DataPhysics Instruments GmbH was founded in 1997 in Filderstadt, Southern Germany. As a medium-sized, international company we are developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative contact angle measuring devices, tensiometers humidity generators and instruments for characterising disperse material systems.
In many diverse engineering applications the ability of liquids to wet solids affects the quality of the finished products and the integrity/reproducibility of the manufacturing processes. Some important examples of this are the production and application of paints and varnishes, the development and the optimisation of composite materials, the use of adhesives and selection of solvents for engineering materials, and the biocompatibility of medical implants. Reliable analytical data is provided via the precise evaluation of static and dynamic contact angles, the surface free energy of solids and the surface and interfacial tension of liquids. Last but not least, the recent, rapid, advancements in nanotechnology and biotechnology have been possible, only, through an exact knowledge of wetting processes in the sub-microscopic level.
All over the world we are recognized as a responsive, empathetic and reliable partner for customers in a wide range of application fields of research, development and industry, always following the goal of being at the forefront of this fast developing science.
In order to create and improve solutions for surface and interfacial characterisation we work tirelessly and continuously in cooperation with many famous institutes. Due to our wide accessory range we are able to satisfy specific customer requirements and give each device an individual design.
Products

www.dataphysics.de/
Dynamic Systems, Poestenkill NY, USA
323 NY 355, Poestenkill, NY 12140, USA

Dynamic Systems manufactures the Gleeble® line of thermal-mechanical physical simulators. Samples of material are heated and mechanically worked while performance parameters are measured and analyzed, providing a cost effective way to physically simulate high temperature processes and applications at a far lower cost than full scale tests.

Process simulation capabilities include: Hot Rolling, Continuous Casting, Recrystallization, Weld HAZ Cycles, Butt Welding, Diffusion Bonding, Mushy Zone Processing, Forging, Extrusion, Continuous Strip Annealing, Heat Treating, Quenching and more.

More information on Gleeble Systems can be found on the company website: www.Gleeble.com.

http://gleeble.com/
Eastern Applied Research, Lockport NY, USA
6614 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, NY 14094, USA

In 1991, Eastern Applied Research began as a regional service provider for x-ray fluorescence instruments. Technical associates offered on-site certification, consultation, and repair services with a focus on the East Coast of the United States. Those associates realized that most clients were looking for a single source for XRF Technology service and support. So, Eastern Applied added an in-house standards laboratory for standard re-certification and manufacturing of new XRF standards. They also began offering XRF analyzers for their clients testing needs.

In time, through the organizations dedication to offering efficient response times and competitive pricing (an overall dedication to customer satisfaction) the client list grew and demanded additional technical staff be added to support that demand. Expanding the on-site service personal to include representatives to cover Central and Western United States was the next step in the evolution of this complete service provider. Eastern Applied Research has continued to grow over the years and now provides service and support throughout North America – covering Canada and Mexico with bi-lingual service personal as needed.

Eastern Applied’s core technical staff has a complete working knowledge of a wide range of XRF analyzer models and the field staff receives extensive training on each model to insure a satisfactory experience for the client. Sales of XRF analyzers has expanded from just reconditioned systems (used XRF) to include new analyzers from a leader in XRF technology – Hitachi High-Tech. XRF analyzers from Hitachi High-Tech are known for providing the highest reliability and excellent precision for a large number of application interests.

Applications include:
Thickness Measurements
RoHS Testing
Analytical Laboratory
Process Control
Alloy Analysis
Geological Testing

http://www.easternapplied.com/