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Metals Research

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of Royston

of Melbourn

A private company

1967 Awarded Queens Award for Industry[1]

1969 Produced Quantimet, image analyzing computer, which was used by Vokes for analyzing contaminants in lubricating oil to assess filter performance[2]

1971 Queens Award for technology for the crystal-pulling apparatus for gallium phosphide production and for the image analyzing computer[3]

1973 Declined an opportunity to acquire Cambridge Instrument Co

1975 Scientific and Medical Instruments was merged with a private company Metals Research and renamed Cambridge Instrument Co[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 21, 1967
  2. The Times, Nov 21, 1969
  3. The Times, Apr 21, 1971
  4. The Times, Dec 09, 1976