MET Series

Metallography is the study of the physical structure and components of metals, by using microscopy. Many different microscopy techniques are used in metallographic analysis. Prepared specimens should be examined with the unaided eye after etching to detect any visible areas that have responded to the etchant differently from the norm as a guide to where microscopical examination should be employed. Light optical microscopy (LOM) examination should always be performed prior to any electron metallographic (EM) technique, as these are more time-consuming to perform and the instruments are much more expensive.
Further, certain features can be best observed with the LOM, e.g., the natural color of a constituent can be seen with the LOM but not with EM systems. Also, image contrast of  icrostructures at relatively low magnifications, e.g., <500X, is far better with the LOM than with the scanning electron microscope (SEM), while transmission electron microscopes (TEM) generally cannot be utilized at magnifications below about 2000 to 3000X. LOM examination is fast and can cover a large area. Thus, the analysis can determine if the more expensive, more time-consuming examination techniques using the SEM or the TEM are required and where on the specimen the work should be concentrated.

 

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Reflected light microscopy is the method for observation of specimens that remain opaque even when ground to a thickness of few microns. The range of specimens falling into this category is incredibly wide and includes most metals, ores, ceramics, many polymers, semiconductors (unprocessed silicon, wafers, and integrated circuits), coal, plastics, paint, paper, wood, leather, glass inclusions, and a wide variety of specific materials.

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Metallurgical Microscopes

B-383MET_model

Model:  B-383MET


Brightfield upright microscope with IOS W-PLAN MET objectives and metallurgical attachment combining the exclusive X-LED³ lighting source both for incident and transmitted illumination. The NCG (no cover glass) objectives are especially designed for microscopy use without a cover slip ideal for metallographic samples and other opaque specimens.

B-510MET_models

Model:  B-510MET


Advanced routine laboratory microscope with IOS W-PLAN MET objectives and metallurgical attachment with the exclusive X-LED³ lighting source for incident illumination only. The NCG (no cover glass) objectives are especially designed for microscopy use without a cover slip ideal for metallographic samples and other opaque specimens.

B-510METR_models

Model:  B-510METR


Advanced routine laboratory microscope with IOS W-PLAN MET objectives and metallurgical attachment with the exclusive X-LED³ lighting source for both transmitted and incident illumination. The NCG (no cover glass) objectives are especially designed for microscopy use without a cover slip ideal for metallographic samples and other opaque specimens.

B-1000MET_models

Model:  B-1000MET


The modular OPTIKA B-1000 is available with brightfield and darkfield incident light, helping you working in a comfortable way during extended periods of use and performing reliable, accurate and rapid diagnosis benefiting from modularity, which gives the chance to create customized configurations tailored on customer needs. Versatile, robust, durable and sturdy, B-1000 offers premium quality optics, the state-of-the-art, exclusive X-LED8 (8 W) illumination system, designed by OPTIKA and the Koehler diaphragm. Incident light through 100 W halogen lamp or 18 W LED illumination.
B-1000 gives multiple options as manual or motorized configuration.

IM-3Met_models

Model:  IM-3MET


Routine inverted microscope with IOS LWD U-PLAN MET objectives for material science and metallographic applications, combining a sturdy yet compact structure with dedicated components required in this field, like the NCG (no cover glass) objectives working without cover slide ideal for metallographic samples and other opaque specimens. A particularly simple and ingenious optical design allows stable alignments and smooth and accurate movements.

IM-5MET_models_DX

Model:  IM-5MET


OPTIKA IM-5MET is a new inverted research microscope for metallography providing a high-end solution in the field of material science. Brightfield, darkfield, polarized light and DIC – Nomarski technique all-in-one for an extremely valuable instrument able to provide ergonomic handy controls and significant unique features, such as the highest F.O.V. available on an inverted microscope.

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