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iMicro Nanoindenter

The iMicro nanoindenter is made easy and affordable by offering repeatability, accuracy and precision at a price that puts nanoindentation capability into reach for any lab’s budget, from leading universities to high tech companies.

About the iMicro Nanoindenter

By offering the highest performing and most capable mechanical characterization microprobe on the market, at an affordable price, we offer our customers the capability to perform accurate testing on a wide range of materials, while remaining true to the principle of getting more for less.

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Ease of Use

Every element of the iMicro is designed to provide lab technicians and researchers with an easy-to-use tool for characterizing their materials and products. From its innovative magnetic sample loading system to its industry leading software, iMicro makes experiments simple and allows for mistake-free, high throughput mechanical testing that is required by today's leading labs. By eliminating the need for advanced test setup and complicated software exchanges, iMicro is perfect for the first time user looking to prove their product or the seasoned scientist trying to unlock the best data for their research, all while offering the best quality data available on the market. iMicro was built with the simple purpose of keeping world-class nanoindention simple.

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Repeatability, accuracy and precision at a price that puts nanoindentation capability into reach for any lab’s budget.

ACTUATOR SPECIFICATIONS

  • Displacement measurement: Capacitive Gauge
  • Displacement range: 80 microns
  • Displacement resolution (electronic): 0.04 nm
  • Typical noise : < 0.25 nm
  • Load Application: Electromagnetic
  • Maximum Load: 1000 mN
  • Load Resolution: 6 nN

CONTROLLER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Data Acquisition Rate: 100 khz
  • Closed Loop CPU Control Rate: 500 Hz
  • Dynamic Excitation Frequencies: 0.1 Hz -1 kHz

Great Return on Investment

For users in the industry, the important question is always, “how will my lab tools make me money?” iMicro answers the call by providing a device for characterizing both materials and products to give researchers the capability to control the quality, characteristics and performance of their products. Its cost effective design allows labs to stretch their budgets by eliminating the need to use third party contract laboratories to get the data they need while allowing for an unlimited number of test to be done in-house. This also eliminates the lengthy time delays of shipping samples and waiting for results.

High Performance

Researchers worried that an easy-to-use, affordable nanoindenter will just be a de-tuned tool can rest assured that iMicro is anything but. iMicro uses leading edge technology developed by the inventors of the nanoindenter and provides for world-class specifications and best-in-industry performance. With Data Acquisition Speeds of up to 100 kHz and industry leading 20 micro second time constants, iMicro not only gives you the best data but also the most data points per dynamic experiment. With 1000 mN of force and 80 microns of displacement, iMicro also offer the best possible range of experiments and applications.

Robust Design

Downtime is a killer and iMicro helps you avoid it. Built to be tough and forgiving, iMicro’s design will hold up for test after test, giving you the confidence to run your system like you run your lab: at maximum capacity. With an industrial aluminum gantry, capable high force actuator and reliable software, iMicro won’t let you down when your research needs require high accuracy experiments or long-term repeatability.

Flexible Applications

Whether you are a scientist in an industrial laboratory or a researcher in an academic environment, iMicro provides a wide range of applications including:

  • Thin films, coatings, and surface treatment
  • Metals, ceramics, and polymers
  • Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • MEMS

Multi-Purpose Instrument

With flexibility in mind, iMicro allows for a wide range of tests including, but not limited to:

  • Microhardness
  • Modulus & Hardness (Oliver & Pharr)
  • Frequency-specific experiments
  • Storage & Loss Modulus
  • Constant Strain Rate & Constant Loading Rate
  • Crack initiation & growth