Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS™) The PIPS™ is a user-friendly precision ion polisher designed to produce high quality, TEM specimens with minimal effort. The PIPS™ is a dedicated low angle ion polishing unit with high milling rates. The standard milling angle is 4°.
Produces a clean polished cross section of almost any material at 90 degrees to the sample surface--ideal for measurement of multilayered structures. Useful for difficult-to-polish soft materials (Cu, Al, Au, solder, polymers) as well as difficult-to-cut hard materials (ceramic, glass, Si) and composites.