Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) is capable of performing Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS / EDX) for enhanced materials testing and failure analysis capabilities. The testing laboratory recently purchased a Hitachi S-3400N SEM and EDAX EDS to provide greater customer convenience and timelier turnaround than was available with subcontracted services. The Hitachi SEM features a variable pressure system capable of accommodating wet and/or non-conductive samples with minimal preparation. The SEM is able to produce high resolution images at magnifications from 5x to 300,000x. The large sample chamber allows for the examination of samples up to 200mm in diameter and 80mm in height. The EDS component is applied in conjunction with SEM analysis to detect and measure elements in or on the surface of the sample for qualitative analysis and/or quantitative information on a sample’s elemental composition. The new SEM and EDAX EDS equipment at Laboratory Testing is particularly helpful in microanalysis and analyzing small areas of interest on samples.