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April 8, 2022

LECO is heading back to the show floor!

Are you attending the Cast Expo in Columbus, Ohio, from April 23 to April 26? Stop by Booth #2016 to meet our instrument experts and get answers to your metallographic questions!

Heading to AIST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from May 16 to May 19, instead? LECO will be at Booth #505!

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The Past and Future of Glow Discharge- 50 Years of the Grimm Lamp

April 21, 2021

The Grimm Lamp is the geometry of choice for spectrochemical analysis of solid materials with glow discharge. The basics of this design originated in the late 1960s when Werner Grimm of RSV Präzisionsmessgeräte GmbH in Hanau, Germany developed the lamp. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the patent for this technology, it is helpful to explore the insight that led to the invention and how it still applies today.

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Our 2020 Analytical Training Class Schedule is Released!

January 6, 2020

We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your lab, and this means being there for you each step of the way—even after the sale. We’re here to show you exactly how to use your new instrument to its full potential or learn more about topics of interest. In our analytical and glow discharge customer training classes, you’ll get hands-on lab experience in our state-of-the-art training facilities and learn about an array of topics specific to your recent instrument purchase or laboratory needs, ranging from daily operation to troubleshooting and using advanced features.

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Application Spotlight: Our GDS900 for Precise and Productive Bulk Elemental Determination

June 3, 2019

Our innovative analytical instrumentation provides users with solutions for a wide range of applications. We want to help your lab succeed, which is why we share examples of the processes, methods of analysis, and results our instruments can obtain in the form of application notes. We want our current and potential customers to feel at ease with our instrumentation in the lab, and our application notes highlight the right instrument for each specific application.

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LECO Offers New Extension Spectrometer for Aluminum Alloys

May 10, 2019

Our GDS900 glow discharge atomic emission spectrometer is a valuable resource for any laboratory needing precise and productive elemental determination. It brings improved performance, stability, accuracy, and precision to your analysis and its state-of-the-art technology was designed specifically for routine bulk elemental determination in most conductive solid metal matrices. Our innovative Cornerstone® brand software and a touch-screen interface also bring increased usability, simplified reporting, and streamlined analysis times.

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Routine Elemental Analysis with the GDS900

April 2, 2018

We're pleased to introduce the GDS900 Glow Discharge Atomic Emission Spectrometer. The GDS900 features state-of-the-art technology designed specifically for routine bulk elemental determination in most conductive solid metal matrices.

The GDS900 brings improved performance, stability, accuracy, and precision in steel, iron (including as-cast), aluminum, copper, zinc, nickel, cobalt, tungsten, and titanium. Low melting alloys, resulfurized steel, powder metals, and other historically difficult-to-analyze materials can be analyzed in a production environment. The GDS900 is a versatile solution in that sample types include bulk, sheet, wire, pressed, sectioned, and mounted samples, and various sample holders are available to meet non-standard sample forms.

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