MADISON, WI - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has signed an agreement with Edax, a business unit of the Ametek Materials Analysis Division, to distribute its Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) Systems. Featuring Edax’s advanced Orientation Imaging Microscopy technology (OIM™), the EBSD system will add unique capabilities to Thermo Fisher’s existing microanalysis offering. OIM is an advanced EBSD system available for analyzing crystal orientations in a sample.