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Take your spectral data to new heights with this free webinar

August 25, 2015

Join us for an interactive presentation of case studies, detailing how organizations in mining, soils and agriculture have utilized ASD's SummitCAL team of experts to get the most out of their spectral data.

Questions about your ASD spectrometer? Attend one of our training events

April 10, 2014

Do you have a new ASD spectrometer and want to make sure you're using it to its full potential? Interested in chemometric modeling but need a little bit of direction? Are you dusting off an old ASD spectrometer and want to brush up on the essentials?

Turn Your Spectral Data into Decisions with ASD's On-Site GRAMS Training

November 29, 2012

So you've successfully gathered all of your data with your TerraSpec® mineral analyzer, LabSpec® lab spectrometer and/or FieldSpec® spectroradiometer. Now you just have to figure out how to import your spectral data and turn it in to a working calibration model. Simple, right?

Improve Mineral Analysis Techniques and Obtain Chemometric Modeling Tips at Training Events in Chile and Australia

November 05, 2012

Considering mineral analysis in your exploration or mining program? ASD partners, Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS) and SOLTEX will be hosting mineral analysis training events that highlight ASD instruments, The Spectral Geologist (TSG®) software and chemometric modeling in Chile and Australia in late November and early December.

"If you aren’t controlling your process, your process is controlling you" - SummitCAL leader's final article now live

October 30, 2012

ASD SummitCAL Solutions Team’s Dan Shiley released his final installment in a four-part series on the use of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy in the mining industry. His article, "If you aren’t controlling your process, your process is controlling you" was published earlier this week on SpectroscopyNOW.

SummitCAL’s Dan Shiley Returns To With A New Column on Chemometrics in Mining

August 07, 2012

ASD’s own Dan Shiley is quickly becoming the final word on chemometrics in mining in his columns at

In his latest column, Creation of a Quantitative Data Set, he explores the importance of creating quantitative prediction models and their application in mineral analysis.

Connecting all the dots for readers, Shiley recognizes the importance of data set development for creation of the multivariate model. He dubs it, “the first step towards quantitative analysis,” which is combined with the size, type and constituents one is looking to measure.

Shiley states that by using the techniques smarter, one can even rescue dwindling budgets.

Dan Shiley is a Sr. Application Chemist, and heads up the ASD SummitCAL Solutions Team. His specialty is chemometric modeling.

ASD’s SummitCAL Solutions Team provides multivariate modeling service among other solutions for those needing a better understanding of their process; yet don’t want to incur the overhead to retain an expert. SummitCAL is the perfect compliment for any ASD instrument, or for anyone wanting to have a fully customizable analytical solution.  

Want to learn more about how SummitCAL might be able to help you? Sign up for a free consultation.

SummitCAL Solutions Group Lead Continues SpectroscopyNOW Series: Qualitative Models and Their Application to Mining

June 13, 2012

Dan Shiley, our Sr. Applications Chemist and specialist in chemometric modeling, has been lending his knowledge to the masses via a series of columns published on  

SummitCAL Solutions Group Lead Kicks Off SpectroscopyNOW Series: Multivariate Modeling Solutions for Mineral Analysis in Mining

May 22, 2012

Think applying multivariate modeling solutions in conjunction with near-infrared spectroscopy for mining mineral analysis is laughable? Think again.

ASD Chemometrics and Instrumentation Training

May 15, 2012

If you use an ASD instrument and any chemometrics software, this training is a great tool to better harness and expand your knowledge with the help of leading experts in the field.

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