Service, cleaning preventive maintenance and calibration of your microscope.:

Preventive maintenance per unit fixed rate:

  • Physicians grade microscope service and cleaning (compound) is $45.00/unit.
  • Clinical grade biomedical including phase, pol, teaching, fluorescent, pathology and dissecting microscope service and cleaning is $45.00/unit.
  • Research biomedical microscope service is $150/unit.
  • Metalligraph service is $150/unit
  • E.N.T. microscopes are $150/unit
  • Inverted microscopes such as the Nikon Biophot are $150/unit.
  • Roll or Engraving microscopes are $150/unit.
  • Surgical microscopes are $120/hr.
  • Measuring microscopes or Toolmakers microscopes are $150/unit
  • Centering microscopes are $150/unit.
  • Stereo microscopes (industrial) are $150/unit.
  • Comparators are $150/unit.
  • Gemscopes are $150/unit.
  • Colposcopes are $150/unit.
  • Lensmeters are $100/unit.
  • Radius Gage or Radius Scope are $150/unit.
  • Any optical instrument modified to do specialized tasks can be maintained for about $150/unit.

    Possible solutions for image shift before you call for microscope service.

    Possible solutions for double vision before you call for microscope service.


  • MMI has equipment for modifications associated with compound, stereo, metalligraphic, ENT, inverted, roll, surgical, measuring and centering microscopes etc. Included are comparators, colposcopes etc. This microscope service is $120/hour plus parts and materials.


  • Any calibrations must be started and concluded on the instrument as it is used- this instrument may have an encoded stage or photoelectric micrometers.
  • We can perform magnification calibrations as well. Reticles are considered to be a magnification calibration.
  • The charges for calibrations are usually included in cost of the preventive maintenance.
  • The nature of MMI calibration procedures requires the calibration be performed at your plant on the instrument and must take the synergy of the instrument- its components and the working environment of the instrument into account.
  • Stereo microscopes are the only exception to the in plant calibration requirement. Internal recheck of calibration on stereo microscopes is requested to validate MMI's calibration.
  • The sample size taken for encoders and pems is 6 taken 3 times per axis at 95% confidence. The certification shows the mean, upper and lower limits at 95% confidence along with the original readings (36 total).

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    Objective lens rebuilding:

  • MMI will rebuild objectives at our shop.
  • Biomedical objectives are rebuilt the most
  • 40x achromats are $70 ea. plus parts if required and available.
  • 50x thru 100x oil or dry are $70 ea. plus parts if required and available.
  • 40x thru 100x plan achromats are $70 ea. plus parts if required and available.
  • Please call for other types of objectives.
  • If MMI cannot rebuild your objective successfully- we will not charge for the rebuild.

    Part of microscope service is cleaning or rebuilding objectives!


  • MMI will mold, inject, burnout, cast and finish parts at $120 per hour.
  • Metal type is extra.


  • Travel is $22.00/Hr.
  • Lodging is $100.00/night


  • MMI has a labor rate of $120/Hr- This rate is used for major repair or special projects. If I quote you a fixed rate for service- that is the price charged.

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