Deben UK Limited are a precision engineering company based in the UK, specialising in the field of in-situ tensile testing, motion control and specimen cooling for microscopy applications.
Established in 1986 as Deben Research Limited and named after a Suffolk river, Deben now operate from a large modern facility near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, UK.
Main product groups are motor control systems, in-situ micro-tensile stages, Peltier heating & cooling stages, detectors for SEMs and electrostatic beam blankers. We also make custom and OEM versions of these products to specifically meet customer requirements.
In 2011 Deben joined the Judges Scientific plc group and in 2012 Deben acquired KE developments.
Deben also provide consultancy, design and prototype manufacturing services. Our in house facilities include SolidWorks and SolidEdge 3D CAD and COSMOS finite element analysis software, CNC machining, electronics design and manufacture and software design using Visual C++, Microsoft.net and DirectX. Utilising this experience we design and manufacture products for OEMs and end users in the UK and overseas.
In-situ Tensile & Compression stages for SEM, Optical Microscopy & AFM and XRD
MICROTEST three point bending and tensile/compression modules have been specifically designed to observe the high stress region of the sample within a SEM or under an optical microscope. Windows software sets drive parameters and displays the stress/strain curve live on the PC screen.
Deben have recently developed a new 2KN tensile stage with optional heating to 600°C specifically for use within an SEM with EBSD detector fitted. The stage has dual sample clamps allowing sample observation at 0° and 70° and can be fitted with optional heating/cooling jaws with temperature range up to 600°C.
The dual leadscrew stage has been designed to allow both transmitted and reflected illumination and can be fitted to an optical microscope, XRD system or Synchrotron. Supplied with feet the stage can stand vertically like a conventional tensile tester or with the feet removed it will sit flat on a bench or optical microscope stage.