他结识了两位已自主研发镶嵌机和试样抛光机的教授，并产生了与他们一起开始创办企业的想法。与教授达成协议后，他开始改进和商业化这两台机器。1936年他创立了Adolph I. Buehler公司，到1939年，因业务显著增长，公司编制了第一份产品目录。标乐（Buehler）公司一开始设立在芝加哥，随后的1953年搬迁至埃文斯顿，1981年再次迁至目前的莱克布拉夫地址。标乐（Buehler）公司于20世纪40年代后期开始出口设备。20世纪60年代初，美国以外的市场需求使得标乐（Buehler）公司在瑞士巴塞尔开设了办事处，不久，在中东、拉丁美洲、加拿大、澳大利亚和一些欧洲国家也陆续开设了办事处。
自1946年以来，标乐（Buehler）凭借对金相学和材料科学成就的卓越表现一直走在行业的最前沿。 ASM金相奖 ASM Metallographic Award 成为了年度ASM金相制备竞赛中的佼佼者。1958年，该竞赛更名为Francis F. Lucas Metallographic Award，并开始由Adolph I. Buehler赞助。1972年，ASM与国际金相学会 Jacquet Lucas Award 一起赞助了Pierre Jacquet Gold Medal和Francis F. Lucas Award金相奖。从1976年开始，这个奖项开始由标乐（Buehler）赞助。Jacquet Lucas Award金相奖直到现在仍由依工集团（ITW）的子公司标乐（Buehler）赞助。
Solutions for Materials Preparation, Testing & Analysis
Buehler is a manufacturer of metallographic testing equipment including scientific instruments & supplies for cross-sectional material testing. Buehler’s sectioning, mounting, grinding and polishing, imaging and analysis and hardness testing metallographic equipment along with consumables are used by metallurgical, metallography, petrography, research & development, university laboratories, quality control departments and failure analysis facilities for the analysis of all types of materials, including ceramics, composites, semiconductors, metals, rocks and minerals, and plastics. Buehler is well established as the world's leading supplier of metallographic sample preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.
Buehler is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), and is based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company and global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. Buehler is a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis with offices in seven countries, sales distribution in over 100 countries, and over 45 Buehler Solutions Centers.
Buehler was founded in 1936 by Swiss immigrant, Adolph I. Buehler, who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the Midwest USA. Eighty years later Buehler is well established as the world’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.
For more than 100 years Reicherter, Wolpert, Rockwell and Wilson have designed and manufactured innovative and unique hardness testers. Today Buehler continues in their path with new designs and technologies to meet growing demands. In 2011, Wilson Hardness was combined with Buehler to provide a more robust product offering.
Buehler employees and operations are committed to delivering quality and environmentally responsible products guided by ISO 9001 Quality Management Principles and ISO 14001 Environmental Managements Systems. Buehler innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the materials preparation and analysis market.
Buehler was founded 1936 by Adolph I. Buehler, a Swiss immigrant who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the USA. Starting with a product line consisting of optical inspection instruments, a mounting press and a polisher, today Buehler is now well established as the world’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions. Buehler merged with Wilson Hardness in 2011 to offer a complete line of material preparation and analysis equipment.
With offices in 9 countries, employing over 300 employees, Buehler creates the infrastructure to serve the diverse needs of our customers. Worldwide, the Buehler employees and operations are committed to delivering quality and environmentally responsible products guided by ISO 9001 Quality Management Principles and ISO 14001 Environmental Managements Systems.
Buehler products and analysis methods are applied in Quality, Research & Development, and University laboratories and across numerous industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Medical and Primary Metals. As a leading provider of scientific equipment and supplies, Buehler strives to deliver solutions our customers will value.
Buehler is Part of ITW’s Test & Measurement segment. ITW (Illinois Tool Works) is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacture of value-added consumables, equipment, and related service businesses.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Buehler's mission is to be recognized as the global leader in the materials preparation and analysis industry, providing our users with innovative & robust full lab-solutions, reliable service, support & access to the knowledge that comes from serving the industry for 80+ years. We also strive to achieve our goals following the ITW business model upholding the company values of integrity, respect, trust, shared risk and simplicity at all times.