This is our latest acquisition. An Olympus PSM inverted metallurgical microscope. This one has seen very little use, and despite being almost 40 years old optics and mechanics are in perfect condition. Quite a lot of cleaning and some rewiring was needed though – it had been gathering dust in a quiet corner of the Quality Control Department of a major engineering company.
The company packed up in the UK and shifted production to China- but they left this behind. This was lucky for us, since it has been specially equipped for particle size measurement down to 1 micron levels, and also investigation of particle shapes and so on. We will be happy to undertake microscopy work for independent researchers.