Sectioning of an Olympus metallurgical objective lens from an Old PME microscope. The sectioning was carried out using a diamond wheel / low concentration with diameter 150mm and thickness 0.4mm precision diamond cutting wheel. Delicate cutting using a feed speed of 0.05mm/ second offered a stress free cut and kept the microscope component in tact and in place. The most difficult part of the cut is securing the lens, there is not so much to hold onto, but the standard vices of the Precicut 7000 worked really well.
I know some people were perturbed by this - that we could ruin an objective lens, but we are finding this type of work very interesting.
What should we do next?....what would you like to see?