In 1942, Henry Boeckeler established “Boeckeler Instruments Company”. In affiliation with Arizona Tool and Die, Boeckeler Instruments went on to manufacture mechanical micrometer heads accurate to +/- 10 millionths of an inch, which were first used in repairing the exterior aluminum skins of WWII military aircraft. These remain the finest micrometer heads made in the world to this day.
The company entered the digital age in the 1960s with the introduction of digital micrometer heads and readouts and later reorganized under new ownership to become Boeckeler Instruments, Inc.
The company’s acquisition of Research and Manufacturing Company (RMC) at the turn of the millennium brought with it the ultramicrotome technology that RMC had purchased from E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co.
Today, Boeckeler Instruments’ solutions, under the RMC Boeckeler product line, continues the development of sample preparation equipment for electron microscopy and other high-resolution microscopy and has expanded to include automated tissue processors, glass knife makers, and a wide range of associated accessories used in both life sciences and materials research.