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SPECTRAL winner Rockathon 2017

  We hacked the rock! Sandvik Mining and EIT RawMaterials (https://eitrawmaterials.eu) organized the first ever Rockathon Mining Challenge on 4 and 5 September in Tampere, Finland. The aim was to find innovative concepts and solutions…

And the winner is …

In the week of 28 August, 6 teams of 5 international MSc students competed in ESA BIC Noordwijk to achieve the best consult for start-up companies in the incubation programme. This was part of the CEMS 2017 MSc block seminar in International…

AUSOM project kick-off successful

In January we had the successful kick-off of our EIT Raw Materials project AUSOM. The AUSOM project aims at bringing automatic sorting technology for metal alloys based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to the market. It will bring…

Member of parliament visits SPECTRAL

Jan Paternotte, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, visited SPECTRAL together with a delegation of party members that are interested in innovation. Apart from a laboratory visit, discussions were held on how the Dutch…

SPECTRAL is expanding

Due to the successful acquisition of a number of business to business development contracts, SPECTRAL is expanding its capabilities and manpower. A few highlights: We tripled our working space. Now we have one laboratory dedicated for…

Major of Delft visits SPECTRAL

As part of a tour along high-tech companies in Delft, Marja van Bijsterveldt, major of Delft, visited SPECTRAL. After an introduction to the company and our products, we visited our LIBS laboratory to show our hardware and demonstrate our LIBS…

SciX 2018 in USA great success

  SPECTRAL was present at SciX 2018 conference in Atlanta USA from 22-25 October. We had a great time meeting existing and new customers at our Flash Photonics booth. CTO Marijn Sandtke gave the opening presentation at the instrumental…

SPECTRAL in Dutch newspaper

Dutch newspaper Leidsch Dagblad published a major article on SPECTRAL Industries. The publication was part of a series covering high-tech innovation in the greater Leiden area. SPECTRAL’s CEO Ad Maas explains the technology and talks about…

Drill core element mapping

Chemical element mapping of drill cores is a new service SPECTRAL Industries is offering now. We can perform up to 50 x 50 mm² area scans with down to 100 x 100 µm² spatial resolution, visualising any element, including light elements…

Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis

On November 2nd, SPECTRAL employee Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Sensor-based sorting opportunities for hydrothermal ore deposits” at Delft University of Technology. Marinus joined SPECTRAL in September…

Avaatech’s XRF Core Scanner extended with LIBS capability to scan all elements – from Lithium to Uranium

  Avaatech and SPECTRAL Industries are happy to announce the start of a project for the integration of a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument into the well-known Avaatech XRF Core Scanner. Like XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence),…

Successful LIBS demonstration down in a mine

  We successfully demonstrated SPECTRAL's LIBS sensor 150 meters below the surface in an old silver mine. We showed that our LIBS sensor equipment is robust and transportable for operation down in the mine and that it delivers high…