We have experience with all sorts of makes, models and types of microscope and know that customers, companies, even countries have their preferences.
So when working with a customer we listen to your needs, likes and dislikes before recommending a microscope solution.
That said, we do tend to favour Olympus microscopes because we believe they have the best optics, the most robust frames, are trouble-free and will probably out-last any of us i.e. give years and years of reliable service. And in a destructive metallurgical testing lab that is saying something!
Olympus also have a superlative range of transmitted light microscopes ideal for biological testing.
All of the microscopes we design for you are specific to your requirements. Even if two labs are performing the same test they may choose differing microscopes for examining their samples. For example, in the UK, most metallurgical testing labs use upright compound microscopes, however on the Continent and in certain parts of the USA, they favour inverted microscopes for the same tasks. So where multi-nationals are replicating labs across the globe, we find specifications can vary substantially.
Fortunately Olympus microscopes are not dissimilar in design to Lego kits. We select the components you need to create the tailor-made microscope you want.