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Cutting and Polishing is widespread throughout industry and research. Whether preparing samples for metallography, AFM, SEM, FT-IR spectroscopy depth profiling, and related microscopy methods or straightforward requirements for producing representative polished surfaces of bulk engineering materials or components, ULTRA TEC offers a wide range of precision surface and sample preparation equipment to meet the challenge.


Precision Sawing

ULTRASLICE saws provide high versatility and an unbeatable combination of features for materials labs. The in-built traveling table feed provides the highest versatility holding for samples of all shapes and sizes. Long linear cuts may also be made for metallurgical failure analysis applications, with a motor being robust and fast enough enough to handle large metallic specimens as easily as small and soft polymers and ceramics.

For the thinnest, most parallel slices, MICROSLICE provides the answer for users with expensive or unique specimens, needing to reduce materials loss during the sawing operation.




Lapping & Polishing

ULTRAPOL End & Edge Polisher accepts ‘Quick Release’ workholders.  For metallographic and materialographic sample preparation this approach allows for the convenient production of encapsulated samples. Edge polisher holders and SEM stub holders further extend the use of the system for precision cross-section applications.

A recent enhancement is the Digital Angle Dial upgrade, which allows for extremely accurate angles to be achieved on a surface.  

For more exacting flatness or parallelism requirements, our ULTRAPOL Advance Polisher works with an in-situ ULTRACOLLIMATOR. ULTRAPOL Advance offers advanced stub workholders to fit most SEM's and FIB's and a user friendly interface for flat sample production.

MULTIPOL provides the answer for wafers, geological specimens and other samples up to 4-inches (102mm) in diameter.


Further Reading

Cutting and Polishing Optical and Electronic Materials, by Fynn & Powell

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