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Lehigh University Teams with Buehler to Open “Buehler Partner Center” a World Class Metallography Lab

Lehigh University Teams with Buehler to Open “Buehler Partner Center” a World Class Metallography Lab Image Lake Bluff, IL… Buehler, a world leader in materials preparation and analysis, and announces that Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a Buehler Partner Center. Lehigh is a premier university with research facilities dedicated to improving metal casting and heat treating.

This alliance centers on the opening of a new Lehigh materials laboratory that will provide students and faculty access to the full range of metallography equipment and analysis tools. It will also convey Buehler the knowledge, expertise and future research insights for the development of product innovations. The Buehler-Lehigh Partnership includes close collaboration for training, student projects and consulting opportunities for both organizations.

Dr. Laura Moyer, Lehigh’s Manager of Metallography in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the International Metallographic Society explains, “The Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been accredited since 1936. It offers one of the nation's leading materials science and engineering programs. With Buehler’s contribution the department Lehigh will continue to be a leader in the development of materials science. With direct access to the Buehler Partner Center, faculty and students will be able to continue pioneering research in fields such as polymers, optics, nanotechnology and photonics.”

According to Sandy Anderson, Buehler Account Manager, “I have enjoyed working with the team at Lehigh University. They are leading the charge on materials innovation and testing and the students are our future.”

Lehigh’s Buehler Partner Center features:

  • IsoMet 4000 Precision Saw
  • AutoMet 300 Pro Grinder Polisher with Burst System
  • SimpliMet 4000 Mounting Press
  • Delta Manual Abrasive Saw
  • EcoMet 30 Twin Manual Grinder Polisher
  • OmniMet Imaging System

Lehigh joins the following institutions as a Buehler Partner Center:
  • ASM International Materials Park, Ohio
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Disputanta, VA
  • WPI Metal Processing Institute Worcester, MA
  • University of Toronto Toronto, CA

Buehler customers have access to the Buehler Partner Centers to have samples analyzed or demo the Buehler equipment. To make an appointment for a visit to a Buehler Partner Center, contact your account manager.

Buehler, an ITW Company, is a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables, materials sample preparation equipment, and the Wilson line of hardness testers along with related service businesses. Buehler innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the materials preparation and analysis market. For additional information on the Buehler visit

Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Through academic rigor, an entrepreneurial mindset and collaborative opportunities we challenge our students to become the leaders of the future. For more information on Lehigh University visit