Put our tradition of product innovation to work for you.
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Drop-Weight Impact Testing
Perfection in the science of metals and other materials requires specialization in material selection that's specific to an application. Our experience and research and development activity enable us to better understand the physical and chemical behavior of the metals and raw materials we use to make great products. Through analysis and surface research and engineering, we are continually improving the chemistry of our materials, our unique processes and the products we manufacture.
To continue that tradition, Fisher Barton has opened a new, state-of-the-art materials research laboratory at our Specialty Products subsidiary in Watertown, Wisconsin. The new lab houses a full range of the most up-to-date instruments for the microscopic, chemical and mechanical analysis of metals and other materials. It enables us to better serve our customers by helping them develop new and better products more easily and cost-effectively through unique, comprehensive testing capabilities.
The new materials testing lab equipment list includes an SEM microscope with energy dispersive spectrometry for high-magnification imaging, and elemental and chemical characterization; X-ray fluorescence and diffraction for analyzing complex, unknown bulk samples, and identifying the elements and crystallographic structure of the sample, and; drop-weight impact testing that produces a highly-sensitive time history of applied force and deformation during a test.