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DiATOME® Diamond Knives Overview

Now available from Ted Pella, Inc.

DiATOME® Diamond trim tools

Available for sale in U.S.A. only


trim 45, trim 20 and trim 90

Precise trimming is mandatory for successful ultramicrotomy of biological and material samples. The trim series of diamond blades allow for quick and accurate trimming. Due to the extreme sharpness of our diamond blades, less mechanical damage occurs to the sample during trimming. Very shiny sample faces and precise sides are the result. The trim 45 produces pyramidal sides with an inclined angle of 45°, the trim 20 pyramidal sides with an inclined angle of 20°, and the trim 90 pyramidal sides with an inclined angle of 90°. Triangular holder.

The DiATOME® EM Trim Diamond Cutters are used exclusively in the Leica® EM TRIM and EM TRIM2 and are available in either 6 or 12mm diameter. These blades allow for parallel edges of the complete block which is mandatory for successful sectioning.

Handling & Use of DiATOME® Diamond Knives (500KB PDF)

Areas of Application

Room Temperature:

  • Epoxy or acrylate resin embedded biological samples
  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Nanoparticles in polymers
  • Non-embedded brittle samples

Cryo Temperatures:

  • Sucrose infiltrated and frozen hydrated biological samples
  • Soft polymers

The Trimming Procedure

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
For Sale in U.S.A. Only
R = Resharpen
123-TT-90 DiATOME® trim 90 each $1250.00
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123-TTR-90 DiATOME® trim 90, Resharpen each 500.00
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123-TT-45 DiATOME® trim 45 each 1250.00
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123-TTR-45 DiATOME® trim 45, Resharpen each 500.00
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123-TT-20 DiATOME® trim 20 each 1250.00
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123-TTR-20 DiATOME® trim 20, Resharpen each 500.00
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123-CTTR DiATOME® cryotrim, Angle 45°, Resharpen each 500.00
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123-CTT-20R DiATOME® cryotrim, Angle 20°, Resharpen each 500.00
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123-UTT-R DiATOME® ultratrim Dry, Room Temperature, 3.0mm, Resharpen each 600.00
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123-UTT-40-R DiATOME® ultratrim Dry, Room Temperature, 4.0mm, Resharpen each 600.00
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123-UWTT-R DiATOME® ultratrim Wet, Room Temperature each 600.00
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123-DUTB45-R DiATOME® ultratrim Angle 45°, Resharpen each 600.00
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123-UWTT-40-R DiATOME® ultratrim Wet, Room Temperature, 4.0mm, Resharpen each 600.00
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123-DEMT DiATOME® EM Trim Diamond Cutter, 6.0mm each 1295.00
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123-DEMT-R DiATOME® EM Trim Diamond Cutter, 6.0mm, Resharpen each 375.00
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123-DEMT-12 DiATOME® EM Trim Diamond Cutter, 12.0mm each 1350.00
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123-DEMT-12R DiATOME® EM Trim Diamond Cutter, 12.0mm, Resharpen each 450.00
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