New EXpressX the Fastest Automated Bench-top SEM Available

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Accompanying white paper, “Improve Perception and Profitability,” outlines the evolution of SEMS in meeting the changing needs of industry, academia

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ExpressX: featuring OmegaMax technology and Perception 2 software

ASPEX has been at the forefront of this ‘industrial revolution’ and is proud to be taking these industries into the next phase with EXpressX.

ASPEX Corporation, an FEI Company, announced the launch of EXpressx, the fastest automated bench-top SEM available. The pinnacle of truly integrated microscopy, EXpressX combines a robust scanning electron microscope, ASPEX’s own OmegaMax EDX technology and new Perception 2 operating software, all of which increase the unit’s performance and ease of use at an affordable cost.

“Whether for research or industrial manufacturing, contaminants and defects present a tremendous process and quality control problem and the EXpressx provides a single source solution, for detecting, identifying and characterizing these features rapidly and automatically,” said Gregory Ott, Vice President and General Manager of ASPEX Business Unit.

EXpressx is powered by OmegaMax technology, where energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) detectors and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) are integral parts of the same unit. OmegaMax maximizes the effectiveness of the EDX sensors, resulting in dramatic gains in both sensitivity and productivity—all at an affordable cost.

The new Perception 2 operating software runs the EXpressx hardware seamlessly and features an improved, simple single monitor graphic user interface. Fully customizable to your specific application, Perception 2 delivers meaningful reports allowing for more informed decisions. Perception 2 is also compatible with many common, commercial software packages, so it’s easy to export the robust data and share it in a variety of reports and presentations.

“In recent years, industries from aerospace and automotive engineering, to mining and pharmaceutical quality control, have used SEM-EDX techniques involving particle analysis to address critical cleanliness and wear debris applications in order to gain greater control over their quality control and increase profitability,” said Ott. “ASPEX has been at the forefront of this ‘industrial revolution’ and is proud to be taking these industries into the next phase with EXpressX.”

ASPEX is offering a white paper entitled “Improving Perception and Profitability,” that outlines the evolution of the SEM up to its present day applications for both commercial and educational customers. The paper can be downloaded at

For more information on the EXpressX, OmegaMax technology, Perception 2 software or any of ASPEX integrated microscopy and microanalysis solutions, visit


ASPEX Corporation, an FEI Company, is a leading provider of integrated microanalysis, providing customers the unprecedented ability to rapidly and automatically detect, identify, quantify and characterize the features of an entire sample, giving them optimal quality control, production capacity and profitability. In short, ASPEX gives their customers the Power to Perceive, turning data into information that customers can use to maximize quality control efforts and bottom-line profitability. For more information on ASPEX visit

FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is a leading diversified scientific instruments company. It is a premier provider of electron- and ion-beam microscopes and solutions for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. With more than 60 years of technological innovation and leadership, FEI has set the performance standard in transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and DualBeams™, which combine a SEM with a focused ion beam (FIB). Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has over 2,000 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at:


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