Businesses have spoken of the benefits of using electron microscopy at an event designed to showcase the cutting edge technology available to industry at the University of Plymouth.
The day, part of the Industrial Solutions 2018-20 series hosted by Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC), started with an introduction to the recent developments and the investment in new equipment within PEMC.
It also featured demonstrations of the state of the art focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), which brings 3D imaging and analysis at the nano-scale to the region.
Led by Dr Natasha Stephen, Director of PEMC, and Claire Pearce, Manager of the centre’s Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP), the event was attended by business managers, support providers and academics from the University.
Launched in February 2018, PMCP is funded by a £1.7m grant from the European Regional Development Fund and its aim is to enable more than 40 Devon businesses to collaborate with PEMC for free by mid-2020.
Claire Pearce said:
“We were delighted to have such a good turnout at our first Industrial Solutions event. Our speakers were to the point and engaging and really brought to life what access to the FIB-SEM has done for their businesses already.”