• microPREP™ PRO

    New vistas for failure analysis and sample preperation

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  • microPREP™ PRO

    Makes sample preparation
    as easy as pie

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  • microPREP PRO™

    Laser-based sample preparation and more

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Cutting

Specimen cut with the sample preparation system microPREP PRO

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

TEM specimen prepared with the sample preparation system microPREP PRO

3D-Analysis

Sample for 3D-Analysis made with sample preparation system microPREP PRO

Focused Ion Beam and Scanning Electron
Microscopy (FIB/SEM)

FIB/SEM specimen prepared with sample preparation system microPREP PRO

Laser-based sample preparation with microPREP™ PRO

microPREP™ PRO is 3D-Micromac‘s laser-based sample preparation system, that provides smart sample preparation processes for a variety of specimen preparation applications. With its integrated ultrashort pulsed laser source, it complements existing approaches to sample preparation such as ion beam processing, x-CT, and microscopic analysis of any kind.

microPREP™ PRO is suited to ablate metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and compound materials. It creates new vistas for material and process development as well as failure analysis.

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microPREP™ PRO laser-based sample preparation system
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Intuitive software

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High precision motion system

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Pre-defined workflows

Unique Workflows

We have developed sophisticated workflows to meet the specific requirements of cutting-edge analytical techniques. Therefore, microPREP™ is perfectly suited to complement your TEM, SEM/FIB cross sectional analysis, atom probe, X-ray tomography and micromechanical testing processes. In addtion, numerous patents ensure competitive advantages for our users compared to existing approaches in the field of sample preparation.

Laser Technology

At sufficient power, laser radiation is able to ablate all kinds of materials. Furthermore, lasers can be positioned very precisely on a given workpiece and straightforwardly focused using standard optical elements. By using ultra-short pulse lengths in the picosecond range, superficial surface heat influence from ablation is narrowed to depths of a few microns or less.

Flexibility

Our modular software design provides high flexibility for a broad range of microstructure diagnostic and failure analysis techniques. microPREP™ PRO allows to create complex 3D-shapes that enable comprehensive analysis of certain structures based on generic patterns or imported CAD-files.

Handling

With microPREP™ PRO samples are easy to handle and can be transferred to follow-up processes safely as microPREP™ PRO works with standard specimen stubs and mounts. On top of this, the integrated overview and high-resolution process cameras ensure sample preparation with micrometer precision. Also, features like the motorized stages together with the intuitive software enable users to execute preparation tasks conveniently and in very short time.

Clean Specimens

For good results in terms of specimen cleanliness and an optimal start for post-processing steps, microPREP™ PRO provides a compressed air system.
In addition to that, our machine can also be fitted with an optional CO₂ Snow Jet for even better cleaning performance. This contactless nonabrasive cleaning system removes debris broadly within seconds, so there are almost no particles left. Cleaning with the CO₂ Snow Jet means no chemical- or crosscontamination for the sample.

Highly Efficient

microPREP™ PRO reduces time-to-sample significantly. Moreover, microPREP™ PRO gurantees a higher utilization of other tools within the analysis chain while keeping the costs of ownership low.

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