Swabs or Stubs? It’s Not Even A Question

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Gunshot Residue Analysis Gunshot residue (GSR) has long been collected during criminal investigations.  Currently, the standard method for collecting primer GSR is using adhesive stubs which can then be analyzed via scanning electron microscopy (SEM).  Prior to SEM analysis, the most common method of analyzing primer GSR was atomic absorption which utilizes cotton swabs for […]

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RJ Lee Group Partners with Penn State University, Establishes Analytical Services Laboratory in State College Innovation Park

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RJ Lee Group, a leading industrial forensics analytical laboratory headquartered in Pittsburgh, announced the signing of a long-term lease to establish an analytical services laboratory in State College at Innovation Park, along with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Penn State University. The laboratory will be located in the new 310 Building in […]

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April Snyder Appointed Vice President of Pittsburgh ACI

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RJ Lee Group’s Construction Materials business unit manager, April Snyder, has been elected as Vice President of the Pittsburgh Area Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. April has served on the board for the past three years and has made significant contributions to the organization. She co-chaired the Student Chapter Committee her first year on […]

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Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Produces RJ Lee Group Software Video

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The Information Software and Services (ISS) team at RJ Lee Group was recently the focus of a video produced by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The ISS worked with the Air Force to build the Test Data Aggregation and Analytical System (TDAAS), a system that pulls large amounts of engineering and scientific […]

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Pittsburgh Water Filter Measure Provides Stopgap Lead in Water Protection

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Keith Rickabaugh, CIH, was interviewed regarding testing of water for lead by Don Hopey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh has spent the last several months working to reduce the amount of lead in the city’s drinking water. First, providing free testing to residents, then handing out free water pitcher filter systems for those whose drinking […]

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Heath Low Earns Certified Quality Engineer Designation

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We are pleased to announce that Heath Low, Quality Assurance Analyst for RJ Lee Group’s Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories, has been certified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). The CQE designates that the individual understands the principles of service and product quality evaluation control. These principles and applied […]

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Characterizing Powder Metal for 3D Printing: Particulate Contamination

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This article is Part 2 of a series on Powdered Metal Manufacturing Characteristics for 3D Printing written by Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D. of RJ Lee Group. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is quickly becoming an industry standard for product manufacturing in a variety of applications, including medical devices, aviation and aeronautics parts, and transportation. […]

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Don Smith Steps Into Laboratory Director Role of Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories

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RJ Lee Group is pleased to announce Don Smith has accepted the position of Laboratory Director of Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories (CBAL), the west coast division of the company. Don is stepping into his new role with the goal of expanding the laboratory’s services to include more environmental work, such as PCBs, metals, organics, and […]

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Characteristics of Powder Metal for 3D Printing

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In Powder Metal (PM) applications such as 3D printing, the flow and packing behavior of PM is influenced by particle size and shape distributions. These properties can be measured in a statistically meaningful way using computer controlled scanning electron microscopy (CCSEM). In livetime, the SEM program detects a particle, defines its perimeter, calculates its size and […]

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