Allied Grinder/Polisher

Allied Grinder


The MetPrep1x Precision Grinding/Polishing machine is used for manual preparation of samples that are very delicate, requiring low RPM and torque. 


  • Variable platen speed 5-350 RPM (5 RPM increments) with five (5) adjustable preset buttons
  • 0.7 HP (535 W) Brushless DC motor provides constant high-torque output throughout the speed range
  • Clockwise/counterclockwise platen rotation
  • Either precision, standard or magnetic 8"/203 mm or 10"/254 mm platens may be used with any plain/adhesive backed or magnetic system disc

TEM Wedge Polisher

The MetPrep1x Grinder/Polisher is equipped with the TEM Wedge Tool. The Wedge tool is used to thin materials for TEM imaging. It is able to wedge radial or axial angles in the sample with the rear micrometer. 


  • Cross-sectioning and Pyrex paddles allow quick, easy removal for sample inspection and exact repositioning throughout the polishing procedure
  • Small Pyrex footprint reduces planarization time due to less surface area making contact with the abrasive

Kit Includes:

  • #15-1010 Cross-Sectioning Paddle w/3.1mm Removable SEM Adapter Pin
  • #15-1013 TEM/FIB Thinning Paddle w/Pyrex® Insert (x 2)
  • #15-1017 Heating/Mounting Stage
  • #69-40037 Delrin® Feet for #15-2218 Micrometer Head (Pk/3)
  • #71-10040 Hot Mounting Wax, Clear 50 Gram Stick
  • #71-40045 Loc-Tite 460T Sample Bonding Glue, 20 Gram Bottle
  • #69-40050 Glass Leveling Slides (Pk/5)
  • #71-10000 EpoxyBond 110 2-Part Adhesive, ½ oz. Kit
  • Storage Case

Location: RFM 1202
Manager: Dr. Joyce Anderson,, 10858-335-0906
Backup: Dr. Casey Smith,
Model: Allied High Tech MetPrep 1x Grinder/Polisher