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Diamond knives for microtomy

The surfaces of the diamond knives are hydrophilic. This property allows an easy wetting of the cutting edge, even with a very low water level (important for sectioning Lowicryls and other hydrophilic embedding media, as well as for water sensitive samples).


Diamond knives for ultramicrotomes


Wire loop


Perfect Loop for Ultramicrotomy


Helpful in transferring your sections from the trough onto the grid without creases.

Thickness: .05mm

AFM-990 Precision Motorized Microtome


For Material Science Specimen Preparation


Designed for:

Atomic Force Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Optical Microscopy FTIR


Ideal for applications in:

Forensic Science
Quality Control
Materials Research



  • Prepare a flat sample face for surface probe or scanning microscopy or cut thin sections for transmission microscopy
  • Cuts a variety of materials for a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, coatings, and microelectronics
  • Motorized knife stage, 28mm maximum travel
  • Separate controller for hands-off operation
  • Optional cryo-attachment permits sectioning from ambient temperature to -140C
  • Motorized cutting stroke may be used manually or programmed for automatic trim
  • Feed totalizer, selectable for either total feed in microns or total number of sections



Retraction:  50 -60microns
Section Thickness Range:  0.25-30microns
Automatic Trim: Motorized, Programmable
Maximum Feed:  Motorized Knife Stage, 28mm
Section Counter: Digital LED display of number of sections with reset button
Feed Totalizer: Digital LED display of feed in microns
Stroke Motorized: or manual 15mm
Cutting Speed Range: 1-330mm/sec
Max. Specimen Size: 10mm


Delivered with:

  • Standard Microtome Package Type S Knife Holder for glass, diamond, and tungsten carbide knives.
  • Stereomicroscope with illumination systems, mounted on fully adjustable microscope pod
  • Specimen holders compatible with most commercial AFMs
  • Specimen orientation mount (formerly arc segment mount) with universal holder for round or flat plastic embedded specimens
  • Specimen backlight
  • Foot pedal


Dimension H: 279mm x W: 273mm x L: 457mm Weight 32kg (70lbs.)