Micropol™ Polisher For TEM & Metallography – Model MC3

Micropol™ polisher is a compact, versatile, electrically controlled, precise mechanical specimen grinder/polisher designed for planar grinding, dimpling, thinning and polishing of specimens in the fields of nanotechnology, semiconductors and material science. The parameters of polishing (speed, load, time, etc.) can be matched according to the properties of the specimen. High quality samples are prepared with minimal efforts by the operator.


  • Rugged, corrosion proof construction
  • Variable speed control for precision polishing
  • Quick change bayonet mount bowls
  • Timer for automatic operation
  • Extremely light load for fragile TEM Samples


While the Micropol™ MC3 is well suited for metallographic polishing, it has been specially designed for precision TEM polishing applications. Two types of specimen holders are provided with each unit that makes it ideal for the preparation of both planar and dimpled samples, respectively.


The arm of Micropol™ moves the specimen holder or the specimen itself in a semi-random geometric pattern gently pressing it to the bottom of a bowl containing suitable abrasive material. The abrasive material can be grinding paper or suspensions of polishing compound deposited on polishing cloth.


Power Supply 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption max. 85 W
Moving Speed of the Arm 30-60 scans/min, electronically adjustable
Load 0-5 N, mechanically adjustable
Timing 1-3600 sec, electronically adjustable
Maximum sample size about 10-15 mm in diameter
Moved mass max. 150 g
Dimensions 251 mm x 220 mm x 181 mm

System Configuration

  • Main Unit
  • Accessories shipped with the equipment
    • Flat plastic polishing bowls (4 pieces)
    • Spherical bowls for dimpling: Cu, Al, Plastic lining, Empty bowl (1 piece each)
    • Specimen holder for flat bowl (1 piece)
    • Specimen holder for spherical bowl (1 piece)
    • Thickness Measuring Kit
    • Starting Kit of Consumables (abrasive papers, polishing cloth, samples of abrasive diamond pastes and thermoplastic wax)

Consumables Necessary for Operation of MicroPol™ Polisher

  • Abrasive papers (in about 300-800 grit sizes)
  • Polishing cloth (e.g. PELLON type)
  • Abrasive diamond paste or abrasive suspensions (diamond, Al2O3, SiC) in grain sizes of 1 and 10 mm for polishing
  • Transparent thermoplastic wax solidifying below 135°C for fixing the specimen to the steel stub of specimen holder (e.g. mounting wax, dental wax, or similar)

Accessories Shipped with Equipment

1. MC-PBC Polishing Bowl "C"

Flat plastic bowl: plastic disc coated with Cu foil on both sides (4 pieces).

2. MC-PBE Polishing Bowl "E"

4 Spherical bowls for dimpling: Plastic lining, Empty, Cu lining and Al lining.

3. MC-LPC Loading piece

Locking of the bowl on the bayonet lock. Locking direction indicated by arrow.

4. Specimen Holder

MC-SHC Specimen Holder "c" and "E". Cross-section showing the sample holder rod and the correct position of the sample.

5. Thickness Measuring Kit
6. Starting Kit of Consumables

Contains all the consumables necessary for operation of MicroPol™ Polisher

  • Abrasive papers cut small discs in the size of the polishing bowls (in 320 and 800 grit sizes) - 2 pcs each
  • Polishing cloth (PELLON type) cut small disc in the size of the polishing bowls - 2 pcs
  • Samples of abrasive diamond pastes in grain sizes of 1 and 10 mm for polishing - 1 sample each
  • Sample piece of thermoplastic wax
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