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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.

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Deconvoluting Aluminum Alloy Corrosion with Multimodal Correlative Microscopy

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✍️ Author: Bartolomiej Winiarski

🔖 Topics: Corrosion

🏢 Organizations: Thermo Fisher

Aerospace manufacturers are continuously exploring novel materials that could support the next generation of aircraft design. This includes advanced aluminum alloys that incorporate increased zinc content, which results in a tougher material with higher quench sensitivity. Unfortunately, these improvements often come at the cost of decreased cracking resistance. Understanding the precise source of environmentally assisted stress corrosion cracking (EAC) would allow manufacturers to finely tune alloy production and potentially overcome the shortcomings of these novel materials.

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Using machine learning techniques in wine quality testing

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✍️ Author: Dario Rodriguez

🏭 Vertical: Beverage

🏢 Organizations: Thermo Fisher

The Profiling capability from Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™ LIMS software provides an innovative way for laboratories to predict test results using historical data and novel machine learning (ML)-based techniques. For example, a food and beverage company might apply the Profiling capability to enable supervised learning in the food production process. In this case, SampleManager LIMS would use historical data to gain an understanding of the critical variables that determine whether a product is safe for consumers. This holistic approach considers not only the values of the individual critical variables themselves, but also the relationships between them. If a sample were to be flagged as failing, the system would alert stakeholders in advance to issue adjustments or investigations to avoid any risk to finished products.

In a wine production facility, the result of the “Quality Test” is of utmost importance. The laboratory has great flexibility and control over the testing process, so they could use the Profiling capability to redefine the order of the standard tests conducted to a wine sample.

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An App for Bulk Material Handling and Analysis in Cement Manufacturing

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🔖 Topics: material handling, conveyor system

🏭 Vertical: Mining, Nonmetallic Mineral

🏢 Organizations: Thermo Fisher

Cement analyzers provide real-time online elemental analysis of an entire raw material process stream using technologies like Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) and Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA) technology. These analyzers can aid in consistent stockpile quality, reduced chemistry variability, decreased kiln upsets​ and kiln fuel cost​s, extended quarry life, and minimized use of highest cost materials.

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Mining 4.0 with SampleManager LIMS

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✍️ Author: David Hernandez

🔖 Topics: digital transformation

🏭 Vertical: Mining

🏢 Organizations: Thermo Fisher

The mining industry presents unique and complex challenges when it comes to data management. Responding to international regulations, integrating technologies used in different business units, controlling accurate inventory data and reliably managing mineral information are critical needs.

Companies in the mining industry need to efficiently manage all the variables that come into play, especially considering that it is a long production chain made up of diverse units that are physically separated from each other. Integrating the laboratory data with the rest of the production chain is key to improving operations and unlocking growth.

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SEM-EDS Failure Analysis in Tire Manufacturing

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🔖 Topics: failure analysis

🏭 Vertical: Plastics and Rubber

🏢 Organizations: Thermo Fisher

Tires are often considered as low-tech commodities. However, contrary to popular perception, tires are actually highly engineered structural composites. Tires contain many rubber compounds (up to 20, with several types of microstructures) that provide different levels of grip and traction. Fillers are added to the main polymer matrix to facilitate rubber reinforcement.

Tire failures often occur due to a lower or decreased material quality, and an optimal and homogenous dispersion of all the different fillers is a key factor for a higher material quality. Analytical techniques like SEM-EDS are required to understand the root cause of a failure but the material contrast obtained from a backscattered electron image is not enough to distinguish between the large variety of materials employed.

This application note demonstrates that the live quantitative elemental analysis of Axia ChemiSEM provides an efficient and easy way to characterize the different fillers, despite their similar compositional contrast.

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