BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems announces a new educational partnership with ASM International, the preeminent association for connecting materials professionals with the finest resources available – to solve problems, improve materials performance, and support professional development.
ASM will host classroom programs using inverted and digital microscopes for inspection and analysis in metallography, manufacturing or materials research through this partnership. These programs will rely on sophisticated equipment from Leica Microsystems, including the Leica DMi8 modular inverted microscope system for the material sciences and the Leica DMS300 digital microscopy system, as well as Leica LAS X advanced measurement and image analysis software. The partnership between Leica and ASM will provide learning opportunities for new imaging techniques and the benefits of heads-up inspection.
"The partnership will allow ASM to expand its existing content and enhance the experience for both instructors and professionals within the industrial market space we all serve," states John Cerne, ASM International Senior Manager Education.
"Leica Microsystems' partnership with ASM, unites a leader in materials imaging and analysis instrumentation with the premier industrial materials educational institution. This partnership will advance material science and manufacturing worldwide," states Alan Paris, Director of Business Development at Leica Microsystems.
About ASM International
ASM International is the world's largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists. We are dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community to solve problems, improve materials performance, and support professional development.
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of micro and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. The company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has seven major manufacturing plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.