The equipment is an automated thin-section preparation machine manufactured in Denmark by Pelcon. It will enable the petrography team in the materials and structures business unit to produce thin sections for optical microscopy on-site rather than using third parties.
The team has received full training from Pelcon expert Annie Bisgaard. Since the training session, team members have been incorporating thin section manufacture into ongoing projects. They hope to offer thin section manufacture on a commercial level for other companies and individuals with petrographic requirements.