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The finer point

Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal Microscope

Image provided by James Zhu, and Shiv Gopal Kapoor, Shiv Gopal Kapoor Lab and Chao-Trigger Machine Tool Systems Lab

Research funded by the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair in the UIUC MechSE department

This image shows the 3-dimensional structure of the tip of a tungsten carbide micro-drill that was labeled with a fluorescent dye. The laboratory that produced this image works to create and improve micro-tools that could be used for more efficient and precise manufacturing.