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Ametek Acquires Imago Scientific Instruments

Ametek, a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Imago Scientific Instruments, a Wisconsin-based privately held manufacturer of 3D atom probes.

Imago joins Cameca as part of Ametek’s materials analysis division, which provides a wide range of complementary imaging and analysis technologies. It includies secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), low-energy X-ray emission spectrometry (LEXES), electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) instruments, and optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers for the metals, environmental, R&D, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, electronics and forensic science markets.

Frank Hermance, chairman and chief executive officer of Ametek, said: “Imago Scientific Instruments significantly broadens our technical capabilities in differentiated, high-end analytical instrumentation and is an excellent addition to our Cameca advanced elemental analysis business.

“Imago is a pioneer in the development of 3D atom probe technology, which is used in advanced materials science to conduct atomic level imaging and analysis. Imago provides us with additional technical capabilities, significantly broadens our customer base and strengthens our global leadership in this high-end technology.”