CrossCourt3 upgrade offer!


cc4_logotransBLG Vantage is excited to offer our existing CrossCourt3 users an upgrade path to CrossCourt4 for half the normal price.  At the end of March 2017 we will be retiring CrossCourt3 and all future developments and improvements around HR EBSD will be focused on the CrossCourt4 software platform.  This is why we we would like as many of our early users and adopters to migrate to the new software so please reach out to us via our contact page or send an email to for more information.




BLG Vantage and Acutance at RMS EBSD Oxford UK, April 4th – April 5th 2017

RMSThe annual EBSD meeting offers an opportunity for users and developers of EBSD and related techniques to meet and discuss their work. The main conference will run over two days with a series of technical talks, a lively poster session, an exhibition and ‘techno-bite’ updates on innovations from the EBSD systems suppliers. Similar to 2016, there will be the option of joining an afternoon of tutorial sessions, offering Beginner and Advanced streams, ahead of the conference. 

This year sees a large percentage of papers and presentations covering the subject of HR EBSD and strain and stress measurement -so we are especially excited to be part of the conference!




ICOTOM 2017  November 6th – November 10th 2017


This year ICOTOM is being held in Utah, USA, November 6th-10th. We are excited to be on home territory for this year’s event so please join us in the Fall for the 18th International Conference on Texture of Materials.  Ben Britton and David Dingley are invited speakers.

In keeping with tradition, ICOTOM-18 will foster the fundamental understanding of the basic processes underlying the formation of texture and its relation to the anisotropic properties of polycrystalline materials. With EBSD and other techniques providing textural information from the nano to the macro scale, our understanding of the links between the local orientation and texture evolution and material properties continues to grow.