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From Synthetic Fibers & Glass to Steel & Everything In Between


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Cianflone Scientific, founded in 1984 by Robert Cianflone, played a significant role in developing the technology to provide portable elemental analysis capabilities using WDXRF technology. Since 1984, Cianflone products have provided precise on-site chemical analysis and coating thickness measurements across many industries including steel, aluminum, automotive, aerospace, mining, and petroleum.

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February 18, 2021

Metals | Multi Element X-Ray Analysis

Automotive, Building and Can industries use sheet metal which is often coated with a pretreatment for paint, over galvanized tin and zinc-coated sheet steel to eliminate unwanted oxidation, corrosion, and…
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January 20, 2021

About our founder, Bob Cianflone

Bob Cianflone – Cianflone Scientific Instruments Corporation Robert “Bob” Cianflone was born in Beechview, a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, from immigrant parents who came from Calabria, Italy.  Bob…
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December 20, 2020

X-Ray Spectroscopy,  An Early History

X-ray Spectroscopy  An Early History by 1924 Nobel Prize Winner Manne Siegbahn Before the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays in crystals some very important studies had been made of the…

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Companies worldwide depend on Cianflone Scientific to provide efficient and effective, portable elemental analysis, coating thickness measurements and sample preparation.

Tubing & Bar Stock

Knowing the elemental composition of metals helps manufacturers and consumers make better decisions. By using PortaSpec® WDXRF analyzers metal companies and users can eliminate uncertainty and reduce risk, while enhancing consistency and ensuring quality is maintained at desired levels.

Mining & Minerals

PortaSpec® WDXRF analyzers help reduce waste and improve the consistency of material delivered to customers. PortaSpec® quickly and precisely determines the presence and quantity of elements in samples, which then helps mining and mineral companies determine the appropriate value of the material and the potential uses.


The elements found in the output-stream of refined petroleum affect the performance characteristics of the product and bi-products. PortaSpec® analyzers help producers and users determine and ensure consistent composition and value.

High & Low -Alloy Steel

Performance of metal alloys are highly dependent on the elemental composition of the alloy. Precision in determining the composition by using PortaSpec® technology can determine its value and identify contaminants that could have adverse effects. Common applications include the addition of rust preventative elements into steel alloys and strengthening characteristics added to aluminum.

Scrap Metals

The value of recycled products depends on the elements found in the products that are being recycled. Creating high-quality specimens allows you to identify the presence of distinct elements which have varied applications. Cianflone’s PortaMelt Electric Arc Button Remelt Furnace provides a high-quality specimen for use in spectrographic elemental analysis.


Measuring elements in the sand used to make glass helps manufacturers assure quality and consistency. Contaminants to glass can have negative consequences and knowing the elements by using a PortaSpec® analyzer provides manufacturers opportunities to improve and maintain production process consistency and final product performance.

Synthetic & Natural Fibers

When natural fibers are combined to create products such as paper, additional performance characteristics can be achieved by using additives that are layered onto the fibers, or in the case of nano applications, into the fiber’s atomic structure. As more additives are added, the ability to detect the presence of elements at an atomic level using PortaSpec® technology is integral to the success and performance of the product.

Building Materials

Materials such as cement, roofing, and curtain walls are vital components within the building industry. Strength and durability are the result of proper elemental composition of all materials that make up each component. Engineers rely on PortaSpec® WDXRF Analyzers to quickly ensure quality control standards.

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“I wanted to thank you and your staff at Cianflone. They were very helpful at getting us trained and the machinery is outstanding.”

Scott FassingerMetallurgical Engineer at U.S. Steel

"Cianflone's Electric Arc Remelt Buton Furnace is critical to our operation and does exactly what we need."

ELG Metals, Inc.