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About Us

We pride ourselves on the value we provide to our customers which comes from:

Configuring innovative optical and digital imaging solutions, metallography and materials analysis tools and supplies,  mterology instruments from proven and reliable sources

Providing answers at first inquiry

Being a knowledge source to our customers

Giving timely and accurate information that allows our customers to make choices with confidence

Today we have a national footprint and are focused broadly on the Industrial, Scientific, and Education markets. Our headquarters in Fremont, CA. features a complete showroom, centralized stocking warehouse, and lab facilities for processing samples. We have 3 additional showrooms located in Portland, OR.  Nashua, NH. and Irvine, CA.

Our growth and success over tha past 32 years stems from longstanding loyal relationships built through tested and established service. We support some of the largest organizations in the world while continuing to help the smallest start-ups in the following industries:

Medical Devices


Materials Science


Scientific Labs & Institutions




We excited to offer superior service and support, innovative and economical solutions, unparalleled technical knowledge, and high quality products from established manufacturers such as:

Leica Microsystems





Leica Nano

Objective Imaging





Fiber Optic Technologies

Our showrooms allow customers an opportunity to physically work with the instrument before they buy, giving them complete confidence when implementing the system in their application. The ability to confirm an instrument will do the job expected is one of the key values our customers recognize as critically important.

Our goal is to be considered the most valued supplier to our customers and most valued partner to our suppliers.