Macroscopic techniques including etching, sulphur printing and fractography can provide important information regarding metallic samples. A range of equipment including digital cameras, light sources and a low power stereo zoom microscope are available to support such investigations.


Nikon SMZ800 stereo zoom microscope

  • Zoom: x1 to x6.3
  • Eyepieces: x10
  • Beam splitter with C-mount camera adapter
  • Coaxial episcopic illuminator
  • Maximum sample height: 300mm
  • Maximum sample depth: 300mm

Volpi Intralux 5000-1 Cold Light Source

  • Light source: halogen reflector
  • Constant colour temperature
  • Ring illuminator
  • Filters: red, green, blue, yellow, daylight