Instrument operations courses cover basic theory, physical operation, and practical applications. Students learn how to sharpen their skills in the use of the instrument and accessories. They learn maintenance procedures tailored to give them a working knowledge of the mechanical functions of the instrument. Techniques for specimen preparation and various methods for displaying the resulting data are discussed.

In-person SEM Training

Training includes both classroom lectures and practical hands-on instruction in alignment, console and/or computer controls, and uses of the instrument in its various operating modes. Initially, we typically have users watch our free Webinar “Principles of SEM – An Overview”. This is good for new users and experienced users; it goes over SEM basics and is model independent. We also have a more advanced training discussing Low kV imaging. We then have various options for online and hands on SEM training.

  1. With the purchase of your instrument, you earned a free training credit that can be used for a couple of users to come to Peabody, MA and attend a training session with us. This training course is two full days of training, focused on your users. We spend a few hours showing the instrument and software using our samples. The rest of the time is then hands-on for your users on your samples, so bring lots of samples representative of your normal work. We pick up lunch and snacks for the two days, but you would pay for travel, hotels, and nightly meals in the Peabody area. The expectation is that these users would be superusers that would return to your site and train the rest of your users. After the initial free course, we can offer additional courses in the future at cost as long as we retain a similar model instrument in the Peabody lab.
  2. We also offer an in-person training at your facility. For an additional cost, one of our applications specialists will travel to your site for a two-day training course on your instrument. We follow the same introduction then hands-on regiment as the in-Peabody training, but at your site. Depending upon the facility size, we can do the instrument introduction and demo for more users, but we try to keep the hands-on portion focused on a few users. This saves your employees travel time and cost but can train some additional users. However, there is a financial investment for us to visit. 

Online Webinars:

  1. Currently we have a Neoscope, IT200, IT510, IT700HR, and the IT800 series instruments in our demo facility. We can schedule a 2-hour online training session on any of them, where you watch us run our instrument and we talk through the software features and how to use the SEM.
  2. If your instrument is attached to your network and your IT department allows us, we can setup a webinar to take control of your instrument. We can then show you the software and basic imaging using your samples. If you need help preparing your samples, we can discuss this prior to the webinar.
Both options are free, and we can schedule multiple sessions to target your needs. We utilize web conference software such as GoToMeeting, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.
To discuss any of these options, or to get a course scheduled, please contact and include your model information.
Current Model SEMs we provide training for on: IT200/300/300HR/500/500HR/700HR/800HL as well as the F100.
Past Models: We have various options for training on older SEM models. Please contact with specific requests.
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