POLYMERS & MATERIALS RESEARCH
POLYMERS & MATERIALS APPLICATIONS
We have received many requests for guidance on cutting polymers, resins, and other materials for research in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. As a result, we have developed our microtomes to be able to cut polymers and other hard materials, as well as matrices from biological materials for tissue engineering applications. Such applications include:
- Matrix & scaffolding sectioning for tissue bioengineering
- Polymer sectioning for mechanical and materials science engineering
- Paint defect analysis (injection molding with primers and paints) in the automotive industry
- Hard materials including bone for biology and histopathology research
COMMON PROBLEMS WITH SECTIONING POLYMERS & HARDER MATERIALS
MAKING BETTER POLYMER & MATERIALS SLICES
The quality of your experiments will depend on the quality of your tissue slices and network matrices. The Compresstome® vibrating microtome has been scientifically demonstrated to create superior sections for tissue engineering. How does the Compresstome® do this? Our vibrating microtome does so by:
- Stabilizing the specimen during the cutting process through 360-degree agarose embedding
- Utilizing a high-frequency vibrating mechanism to reduce trauma to the top surface of slices
- Reducing shearing by eliminating the Z-axis deflection of the cutting blade using our patented Auto Zero-Z® technology
We have designed our rotary microtomes to be able to cut through polymers, resins, and other hard materials. This allows engineers and scientists to study mechanical properties of these materials even at the nanoscale.
Rotary microtomes are routinely used for making paraffin-wax embedded tissue sections for histology and pathology. Because they are used for high volume sectioning, rotary microtomes need to be robust.
Precisionary Instruments offers a full line of high quality rotary microtomes for histopathology, research, and clinical purposes. Our microtomes give you reliable sections over a range of tissue slice thicknesses.