IMR Test Labs – Lansing Acquires KEYENCE VHX-5000 Microscope

Lansing, NY, March 21, 2016 --( IMR Test Labs now offers metallurgical services using a KEYENCE VHX-5000 microscope at their Lansing, NY location. The VHX-5000 allows IMR to provide enhanced, 3D, free-angle imaging at magnifications previously not available, providing you with more accurate measurements and photomicrographs of your test samples.

The advanced functions of the VHX-5000 increase the efficiency of basic analytical operations like observation, image capturing, and unit measuring, which permit faster turnaround times on many metallurgical tests. The VHX-5000 is non-destructive, so after testing is complete, valuable materials can be returned to you. Additionally the VHX-5000 is portable, allowing IMR to test your oversize samples and to test your samples offsite.

The microscope is utilized by IMR in numerous metallurgical analyses such as:


Grain Flow

Grain Size

Pitting Depth/ Laser Marking Depth Measurements

Debris/ Particle Size

Inclusion Rating

Surface roughness characterization (3D imaging)

More accurate Dimensional Analysis

Medical Device Implant Coatings Analysis

Characterization of Solder Joints

About IMR Test Labs
IMR Test Labs is a business unit of the Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies. IMR is headquartered in Lansing, NY and operates state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in Lansing, NY, Louisville, KY, Portland, OR, Singapore, Suzhou, China and Derby, UK. IMR Test Labs is a Nadcap (All), A2LA - ISO/IEC 17025 (All), SAC – ISO/IEC 17025 (SPR), Pratt & Whitney MCL (NY, OR, SPR) and GE S-400 (NY, KY, OR, SPR, SUZ) 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.

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense, and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide.

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For technical questions, please contact Andy Waldron, Quality Manager and Chemistry Manager at IMR Louisville.