Microscopy: Petrographic and SEM/EDX Analysis

  • Crystalline “Stone" Inclusions

  • Vitreous "Knot, Cord, Ream or Line" Defects

  • Devitrification aka.: "Devit"

  • Metallic Inclusions

  • Refractory Failure & Furnace Autopsy

  • Contaminant in Raw Material, Cullet, etc.

  • Foreign Contaminant on or in the product

  • Heavy Mineral Separation & Identification

  • Fracture Analysis & Expert Witness

  • Also glass technology support services related to glass composition, properties and defect issues 

Training & Consulting

Services & Rates

Analysis Services – All analytical services projects are charged by the hour; $200 per hour for PLM, $250 per hour for SEM/EDXS services. There is a two hour minimum charge for any project. Routine turnaround time can range between 4 to 10 business days depending on various factors including the workload already in progress and the complexity of the samples being submitted. Rush service may be available upon request with a 50% premium fee added to the normal analysis rates. Every project receives status updates via email and a final written report that includes multiple photomicrographs, spectrographs, etc.

Equipment Consulting – $100 per hour plus any related expenses

Training Services – $1,000 per day plus related expenses

Expert Witness – $200 per hour for preparation, deposition, rebuttals etc., $100 per hour for travel plus any related expenses

Training – Learn how to properly set-up and expertly utilize your polarized light microscope to identify and source your most prevalent glass defects; in your laboratory, on your own equipment. Training booklets and printed reference materials are given to each participant. (Class size should be limited to a maximum of six people to optimize the hands-on learning experience.)

Equipment Consulting – First time microscope buyer? Time to replace an older microscope? Need to add a camera system? Something not right with how your microscope is working? Questions about what you need for sample preparation equipment? JTF Microscopy has the experience and can guide you through the process to ensure your satisfaction. 

Electronic Fund Transfers – Pay by EFT/ACH. Inquire for banking details.


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