We are a South West based company with many years of experience in microscopy and imaging. We have a full range of microscopes for all applications and on these pages you should be able to find one to fit your requirements. However, if you would prefer to talk to someone, send us an email or pick up the phone. We have an extensive show room in Axbridge so why not bring your samples along and have look at our range for yourself. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Life Science microscope, is an optical microscope where the light is transmitted from a source on the opposite side of the specimen from the objective.

Usually, the light is passed through a condenser to focus it onto the specimen to get very high illumination. After the light passes through the specimen, the image of the specimen goes through the objective lens and to the oculars where the enlarged image is viewed. Magnifications range from 40X to 1000X.

Polarized light microscopy is capable of providing information on absorption color and optical path boundaries between minerals of differing refractive indices, in a manner similar to bright field illumination.

Transmitted polarized light can be blocked with a polarizer orientated at 90 degrees to the illumination. Polarized light microscopy is used extensively in optical mineralogy.

The stereo, stereoscopic or dissecting microscope is an optical microscope designed for low magnification observation of a sample, typically using light either reflected or transmitted.

The instrument uses two separate optical paths with two objectives and eyepieces to provide slightly different viewing angles to the left and right eyes. This arrangement produces a three-dimensional visualization of the sample being examined.

Materials microscopes are used to view materials subjects, such as: metals, composites and plastics. The subjects are typically viewed at high magnifications ranging from 40X to 1000X. They all have reflected (top) light, which sends light through the objective onto the specimen.

The specimens need to be flat and reflective in order to see the image reflected back into the optics. Some microscopes also have transmitted light so that transparent subjects can be viewed.