Olympus_GX53 inverted microscope with StreamOlympus says its new GX53 inverted metallurgical microscope features MIX observation for clear imaging of structures and surface features, an LED light source for true-to-life images with consistent colour temperature, and coded hardware enabling faster inspections and improved productivity.

The company states that GX53 also features the latest version of Stream image analysis software (v. 2.3) for improved observation and reporting capabilities. Inverted metallurgical microscopes observe samples from underneath, enabling the user to inspect thick or heavy samples without adjusting the orientation of the sample surface. It’s claimed this makes it a practical tool for viewing the microstructure of metals used in automotive and other manufactured metal components.