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IMR Test Labs Installs New Tescan Vega-3 Scanning Electron Microscope

IMR Test Labs has acquired a new scanning electron microscope to enhance the lab's metallurgical and failure analysis services.

Ithaca, NY, October 11, 2013 --( IMR Test Labs in Ithaca, NY has purchased a Tescan Vega-3 XMU variable pressure scanning electron microscope (SEM) with silicon drift detector (SDD) EDS system, wide field optics, low-vacuum secondary electron (SE) detector and LaB6 filament capability. This new instrument offers improved image resolution, evaluation of a wider range of materials and faster, more informative analyses.

This upgrade is especially important in continuing to serve the needs of clients in the aerospace and power industries, as the next generation of nickel-based turbine alloys require inspection at higher levels of magnification. It will also enhance IMR’s extensive failure analysis and litigation support services, providing more in-depth analysis of metals, polymers, composites, contaminants and corrodents.

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About IMR Test Labs

IMR is headquartered in Ithaca, NY and operates state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in NY, Louisville, KY, Portland, OR, Singapore and Suzhou, China. IMR Test Labs is a Nadcap (NY, OR, SPR, SUZ), ISO/IEC 17025 (All), Pratt & Whitney MCL (NY, OR, SPR) and GE S-400 (All) approved materials testing laboratory offering a complete scope of independent analytical services for metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. IMR Test Labs is a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies. For more information, visit:

About Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies

Headquartered in Paramus, N.J., Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (“CWST”) is a business segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and provides precision shot peening, laser peening, engineered coating and analytical testing services to the aerospace, power generation, transportation and other demanding general industrial markets through a global network of more than 70 locations. For more information, visit
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