In 2016 ASM went through a significant laboratory renovation. The renovation included the dual goal to provide robust quantitative image analysis and training to our members as well as update, automate and modernize micro-hardness testing capabilities. These goals were accomplished through strategic partnerships with manufacturers such as Clemex and Indentec, a member of the ZwickRoell Group. Clemex/Indentec Microhardness Testing System encompassed both goals in one piece of equipment, which has continued to benefit the development and delivery of training needed by ASM members, customers, and industries served.
The partnership with Clemex and Indentec has significantly improved ASM Education Courses such as Metallographic Techniques, Mechanical Testing of Metals, and Introduction to Metallurgical Lab Practices. Clemex equipment is used throughout the courses to help students gain a better understanding of the content in the metallographic teaching laboratory. In conjunction with the new equipment, ASM and Clemex are currently developing courses such as Quantitative Analysis of Microstructures and Inclusion Rating of Steel to help further educate the materials science community. ASM is looking forward to continuing growing with ZwickRoell to provide their members with the latest equipment and training.