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Iron and LECO: 85 Years of Analysis

October 22, 2021

Elements Newsletter recently published an infographic of all of the metals mined from the earth in 2019, and the numbers were staggering. 3,248,814,334 tons of metal were mined, of which 3,040,000,000 tons were iron ore. Nearly 94% of all of the metal mined in 2019 was iron, and nearly that percent of the iron has been, in some way, touched by LECO.

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Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen Determination: Helium vs Argon

September 17, 2021

The supply of helium for laboratories hasn't been as shaky lately as it has been in recent years, but the price of helium continues to rise. In the meantime, replacement gases keep being tested.


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Building Strong Foundations Webinars

September 3, 2021

No matter where you are in the urban landscape, you are never more than a few feet from cement. Cement forms the basis of virtually the entire world’s infrastructure. It is an impressively cheap binder that enables a wide variety of building materials. Despite its ubiquity, it is a surprisingly complex mixture of a balance of ingredients such as lime, silica, alumina and more. Knowing what is in your cement is a fundamental check of its quality and strength.

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See You at the Shows!

August 20, 2021

Fall is just around the corner, and here at LECO we're gearing up to take our instruments on the road. Check out the shows we're excited to be appearing at in-person this year and make your plans to come by for a visit!

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Cataloging Success

May 28, 2021

For decades, LECO's supply catalogs have gone hand-in-hand with the instruments they support. With everything from consumables to accessories to spare parts, the catalogs are key additions to a LECO laboratory. The newest catalog updates for our analytical products have reformatted these workhorses to make them even more useful than ever before.

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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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Steely Solutions

September 16, 2020

Do you struggle with analyzing the quality and composition of your steel? How easily can you measure the surface hardness or fluctuating carbon concentrations? Are you confident with what your tools are telling you? Learn how LECO has been expanding what is possible when it comes to measuring steel with a free series of webinars.

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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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