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We provide both destructive and non-destructive testing sectors with a one-stop shop and bespoke service for metallurgical and materialographic sample preparation and analysis.
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  • CF250A 12" Manual &/or Automatic Abrasive Cutter

    The latest 12" Cut Off Machine from TopTech is the CF250A.

    The CF250A has been modified so that the cut off machine now incorporates Z axis cutting as well as our usual Y direction

    The lighting is now internal LED lighting and the sides have been made to allow through cutting options if required

    They have a cutting depth of 250mm in the Y direction and 200mm in the Z axis
    Standard traffic light indicators for observation
    Ventilation port as standard
    The magnetic cleaning spray gun stores in any location.cut-off machine

    They are supplied with an 80L recirculating tank on wheels, stored conveniently inside the cabinet with a superb
    viewing window to see the coolant levels.

    The machine is supplied with a T slot bed so that the correct vice arrangement can be selected
    Muliple vice options available please refer to the brochure

    Is programmed for auto-return at the end of the cut cycle.

    CF250A Brochure

    Or click here to see a video of the CF250A machine in action.

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  • Training Courses

    New for this year, Aptex are delighted to offer a range of training courses at our demonstration facility at the Venture Centre, The University of Warwick Science Park, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry. CV4 7EZ.

    We will be running a 2 Day course on Smarter Preparation - the fundamentals of metallography on 20th/21st June 2017 and 10th/11th October 2017

    The course will examine the thoery behind the world of metallography, question what we do and why we do it, and be supported by practical work in our laboratory. It will cover aspects of cutting, mounting, grinding & polishing. 

    A one day course on Smarter Looking - when we will examine the fundamentals of microscopy on 27th June 2017 & 24th October 2017

    This course will help in getting the best out of optical microscopy and an introduction into Imaging 


    A one day course on Smarter Sizing - when we will look at the use of Image Analysis, both manual and automated on 28th June 2017 & 25th October 2017

    This course continues the work on the Smarter Looking course and looks at what is possible with Image Analysis and how smarted sizing can improve consistency and throughput of analysis.

    The 2 day course costs £350+ VAT without accomodation and the 1 day courses £150 + VAT

    Courses will run subject to a minimum attendance 

    Cancellation of places within 14 days of the course will be subject to the full fee being payable

    Course details will be emailed on request

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  • "Lightning fast" USB 3.0 camera

    An existing Clemex Captiva imaging system user recently bought a second system with one of the new USB 3.0 superspeed digital cameras. At the installation and training session he was amazed.
    He described his new camera system as lightning fast compared to his old one.

    In fact, he is so impressed, he's planning to upgrade the other system to the new camera so that both systems will be operating on a par.

    For more about this amazingly powerful camera.

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