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Machine Shop Particles Through the Microscope

Machine Shop Particles

These are particles that are typical of a machine shop environment. This view includes resin from an abrasive disk, magnetite spheres, emery abrasive, abraded metal, natural minerals, tire wear, and slag.

Transmitted Circular Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


A machine shop is involved in the construction or assembly of metal and/or plastic or composit parts. The types of particles present often help indicate the type of work being done at that facility.

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