Materials microscopes are designed for observing any non-biological specimens. The most common types are metallurgical and stereo microscopes.
|Upright Materials Microscopes|
These have a typical magnification range of 5x-500x. All have reflected illumination, some also have transmitted illumination. The reflected illuminator has a polariser to reduce reflections from shiny surfaces
|Inverted Materials Microscopes|
Inverted microscopes are designed for larger and unusually shaped samples that cannot fit underneath an upright microscope. Most of these have a built in polariser.
|Digital Materials Microscope|
The perfect solution for making observations with colleagues and where images, videos or even time lapse sequences are required. A camera is built into (or attached) to the microscope and a live image is displayed on an integrated or separate display or computer. Many digital solutions include a measurement facility within the software.
|Portable Materials Microscopes|
Ideal for examining samples during manufacture. These allow the inspection of materials and components that can’t be taken to a laboratory.
|Stereo Inspection Microscopes|
These are designed for inspecting components at low magnification- they have a typical magnification range of 7x-50x.Stereo microscopes are available on a range of stands- the boom arm stand shown is versatile for many different types of sample
|Education Materials Microscopes|
These are designed for engineering education use. They have a robust construction and good quality optics, but still at a reasonable price
|Wafer Inspection Microscopes|
These are designed to inspect silicon wafers and assemblies. The microscopes have a large stage to accommodate the samples and allow for rapid movement of the stage so large areas can be scanned quickly
|ESD Safe Microscopes|
The body and stand of the microscope are coated with a special static dissipative paint eliminating harmful electrostatic discharges making the microscopes suitable for all static-sensitive environments