Are There Health Implications from Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted from Laser Printers?

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  • 10:44AM Feb 17, 2015

The following case study explores engineered nanoparticles released during laser printing. CHALLENGE: Characterize the engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in toner formulations and study the release of the ENMs during consumer use of laser printers. Characterize their physiochemical, morphological, and toxicological properties. SOURCE: Printers from the four most commercially available manufacturers and models using a variety of […]

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Micro/Nano-Scale Investigation Addresses Polystyrene Manufacturing Challenges

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  • 10:26AM Dec 01, 2014

Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution. Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity and ability […]

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Capacitor Testing Provides Data for Possible Patent Infringement

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  • 3:36PM May 15, 2013

RJ Lee Group received several de-mounted multi-layer ceramic SMT capacitors for examination. The devices were involved in a possible patent infringement case dealing with device design and the electrical properties of the insulator material. Three of the devices were selected for a survey by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. The […]

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Award-Winning ASCAT Technology Provides Accurate, Rapid and Detailed Inclusion Data to Improve Productivity and Product Quality in the Steel Industry

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  • 2:38PM May 15, 2013

Industry Problem In any given sample, at any step of the steel production process, the possibility exists that there are inclusions of varying chemistry and morphology that may impact product quality. Traditional examination of inclusions in a processed material could take a trained analyst as much as a week to characterize using microscope techniques. Even […]

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