Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Intestine under the Microscope

The Jejunum is the middle portion of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum and the ileum. It is partially responsible for absorbing nutrients into the bloodstream. It is lined with finger-like projections, that are called villi, that move nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the intestine into the bloodstream where they can be used by the entire body.

The images below were captured with the RB30 lab microscope using a high definition HD microscopy camera.

Microscope World image of the jejunum captured under the microscope at 40x.
Jejunum under the microscope at 40x.

Microscope World image of the small intestine captured at 100x under the microscope.
Jejunum under the microscope at 100x.

Microscope World image of the Jejunum (small intestine) under the microscope at 400x.
Jejunum under the microscope at 400x.

Contact Microscope World with questions about digital microscopy.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Images captured with HS2 High School Microscope

HS-2B Binocular Microscope
The Richter Optica HS2 is available as a monocular microscope (HS-2M) or as a binocular microscope (HS-2B). The microscope comes standard with 4x, 10x, and 40x Achromat objective lenses and an optional 100x lens is available on some models. This microscope is used most commonly in high schools.

The images below were all captured using the 40x achromat objective lens that comes on the HS-2 microscopes. A 3 megapixel microscope camera was used to capture the images.




Microscope World image of Tilia under the microscope at 400x.
2-Year Tilia captured at 400x with the HS2 High School Microscope

Microscope World image of monocot and dicot at 400x.
Monocot & Dicot captured at 400x with the HS2 High School Microscope

Microscope World image of plant cells captured at 400x magnification under a high school microscope.
Plant Cells captured at 400x with the HS2 High School Microscope

Contact Microscope World for more information on high school microscope options.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Microscope Service

Microscope World provides microscope service and microscope maintenance in Southern California. With over 30 years of technical experience, your microscope will be in good hands whether you need routine maintenance or need a specific problem fixed. You rely on your microscope to perform on a daily basis and if a problem should arise Microscope World understands the number one priority is to get your instrument back up and functioning properly in a timely manner.

  • Parts available for most microscope brands.
  • Volume discounting.
  • Over 30 years of technical experience.
  • Access to parts that are no longer supported by manufacturers.
  • Certified instrument calibrations.
  • Factory trained technicians.
Learn more about Microscope World's microscope servicing here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Textile Exam Microscope for Methods AATCC 20 and 20A

The Association of Textile, Apparel, and Materials Professionals has standards that are required for different test methods. There are several test methods that require the use of a microscope for examining textiles.
  • Test Method AATCC 20 is a qualitative fiber analysis test.
  • Test Method AATCC 20A is a quantitative fiber analysis test.
Microscope World has a specific microscope that meets test method AATCC 20 and AATCC 20A standards for textile examination.

Textile Exam Micrsocope for Method AATCC 20 and AATCC 20A
Textile Exam Microscope
The AATCC 20 and AATCC 20A textile examination microscope includes the following:
  • Polarizer and Analyzer
  • Gypsum Full λ Wave Plate
  • Mica 1/4 λ Wave Plate
  • Infinity Corrected Optics
  • Stress Free Plan Achromat 4x, 10x, 40x, 60x Objective Lenses
  • High Definition Camera with Image Capture to SD Card
  • 12" HD Monitor that Connects to Camera
  • Mechanical Stage
Learn more about the AATCC 20 and AATCC 20A textile exam microscope here.

Monday, February 27, 2017

New National Optical D-ELS-1 Stereo Microscope

Microscope World is excited to announce the new National Optical D-ELS-1 stereo microscope with 10x, 20x and 40x magnification.

National Optical D-ELS-1 stereo microscope with 10x, 20x and 40x magnification from Microscope World.
National Optical D-ELS-1 Stereo Microscope

This stereo microscope has three magnifications of 10x, 20x and 40x at an attractive low price. Dual LED top and bottom illumination can be controlled by the rheostat for each light. The microscope was designed for rugged use with locked-on parts and a carrying handle.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Liver Under the Microscope

The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly, protected by the ribs. The liver weighs about three pounds and is reddish-brown in color. If you were to touch the liver it would feel rubbery.

There are two large sections that make up the liver: the right and left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb and process food.

The liver's primary job is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it along to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions.

The images below are of a pig's liver and were captured under the RB30 biological microscope using the HDCAM4 high definition microscopy camera.

Microscope World image of a pig's liver under a biological microscope at 40x magnification.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 40x.

Microscope World image of a pig's liver captured under the microscope at 100x.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 100x.

Microscopy image of pig's liver captured by Microscope World at 400x magnification.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 400x.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Machinist Tool Kits

Microscope World now offers seven machinist tool kits for a variety of tasks including basic inspection, student and apprentice tool kits, depth measurement and routine inspection. Each machinist tool kit is manufactured by Mitutoyo and comes in a mahogany case.

Mitutoyo 64PKA080B basic inspection tool kit from Microscope World.
Basic Inspection Tool Kit
  • 6" Steel Rule
  • Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"



Mitutoyo 64PKA073B Digital Lite Tool Kit from Microscope World
Digital Lite Tool Kit
  • 6" Steel Rule
  • MyCal Lite Digimatic Caliper 0-6" / 0-150mm
  • Micrometer Lite 0-1" / 0-25.4mm



Mitutoyo 64PKA068A Machinist Caliper and Micrometer Tool Kit from Microscope WorldMachinist Caliper and Micrometer Tool Kit
  • Outisde Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"
  • 6" Flexible Rule






Mitutoyo 64PKA076B digimatic tool kit from Microscope World.
Digimatic Tool Kit
  • Digimatic Micrometer, Range 0-1" / 0-25.4mm
  • Digimatic Caliper with Absolute Encoder, Range 0-6" / 0-150mm


Mitutoyo 64PKA069A student machinist tool kit from Microscope World.
Student & Machinist Apprentice Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • 6" Full-Flexible Rule 
  • Test Indicator Set, Range 0.04"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"







Mitutoyo 64PKA070A depth measurement tool kit from Microscope World.
Depth Measurement Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Depth Micrometer with (6 pcs rods), Range 0-6"
  • Full Flexible Rule
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"




Mitutoyo 64PKA071B routine inspection tool kit from Microscope World.
Routine Inspection Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer Set (3pcs), Range 0-3"
  • Inside Micrometer (with 6 pcs rods)
  • Combination Set
  • Full-Flexible Rule
  • Test Indicator Set, Range 0.04"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"
  • Dial Indicator, Range 1.0"
  • Magnetic Stand