Business needs a microscope: The only places you’ll find a microscope are scientific laboratories, hospitals and research universities – right? Wrong! Sure, scientists in their white lab coats need to see molecular structures and microorganisms, but the modern commercial range means that any organisation or task requiring close inspection of objects too small for the naked eye is able to benefit, too – like precision manufacturing.
Business needs a microscope
The global microscope market is growing by more than 6% a year at present, because those involved with electronics, jewellery, education, agriculture, semiconductors, food & chemical manufacturing, the automotive industry and much, much more are finally able to get modern, impressive, lab-grade microscopes at a fraction of their former cost.
Struggling to see how your particular industry, organisation or daily business applications might benefit from a modern microscope? Here’s how:
- Quality control
While your medical or scientific expert might use their microscopes for diagnoses and research, the primary use across the commercial world is for quality control and assurance. Check for product quality in astonishing detail, carry out reliability testing with supreme clarity, and analyse product failures with such depth so that products can be vastly and swiftly improved.
Across the business and manufacturing world, it can be easy to overlook the critical issue of counterfeiting. From clothing to leather, electronics to jewellery, cash to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals to media and so much more besides, only a microscope can zoom in on every surface detail, indent, proprietary marking or unique characteristic with such precision and power to check for validity.
- Diagnostics & Research
Just like that stereotypical lab scientist or medical pathologist, there are plenty of industries in which detail beyond the grasp of the naked eye or more rudimentary magnification is useful for diagnostic and research purposes. No other technology can verify tiny solder joints, detect microscopic leakage and porosity, and contribute to better, faster, more reliable and more efficient design, innovation and manufacturing processes than microscopes.
Are you ready to choose a microscope?
If you’ve found a reason (or 5) to start browsing today’s exciting range of modern microscope products, here’s how to get started:
Traditional or specialist?: We all know what a traditional microscope looks like, but you’re probably much less familiar with today’s range of fully digital microscopes that are designed for widespread use across personal and commercial purposes. There are also plenty of exciting modern microscope-like products, including pen-like pocket microscopes, USB-powered ones, and incredibly innovative products for little more than $100.
Beyond magnification: You might think the magnification power of a microscope is the most important thing, but playing an equally or even more critical role are factors like resolution, image stability and light intensity.
Need picture/video capture?: Do you just need to zoom in on details on the fly, or will you require the ability to capture, display and preserve images of what you look at? Remember, the basic and advanced features of your microscope may affect the price in a very significant way, so make sure you don’t ‘under feature’ or ‘over feature’ the product you need.
Zoom in on the right microscope today
Hopefully, we’ve zoomed in on the subject of commercial microscopes with sufficient clarity that you’re ready to start browsing today’s vast and accessible range. If you need a little guidance in selecting and configuring the perfect microscope for your application, get in touch with our industry experts.