Stereo Microscopes, also called Dissecting Microscopes provide the user with an erect (upright and unreserved) stereoscopic (3-dimensional) image. This is particularly useful for biologists performing dissections, technicians repairing circuit boards, paleontologists cleaning and examining fossils, mud logging industry, botanist for examining plants, fabric, and textile analysis or anyone who needs to work with their hands on small objects.
Stereo microscopes are also good for examining objects unable to fit in a slide used by a compound microscope. Please view our Stereo Modular Microscopes for the aforementioned applications. Stereo Microscopes, also referred to as industrial microscopes, are used at magnifications from approx. 10x to 80x. However, with the proper microscope and accessories, magnifications approaching 400x can be achieved. For educational, industrial and simple hobby use, refer to Configured Stereo Microscopes. To customize and build a stereo microscopy system for industrial or advanced applications, refer to the Stereo Modular Microscopes. This type of system will allow one to customize stands and illumination systems for any type of application.