Comment sem4160 SNF 2011-12-01 10:37:29: Tools and cross section holders have been taken

James W. Conway jwc at
Thu Dec 1 15:31:15 PST 2011

SEM4160 Users:

Over the course of the last two weeks several of the Hitachi specific 
Allen keys use to secure mounts to the X-Y stage have been removed from 
the lab. This seems to be occurring during night and evening hours.

This morning it was reported that the bigger cross section block and 
several of the angle mounts are now also missing.   This cross section 
block was present in the Lab Tuesday evening.  Please return it to the 
lab, or let me know where it may have fallen or been relocated to, if 
you know its whereabouts.

Users are requested to not take any tools or materials from the Ebeam 
lab to other areas.  if you need mounts for any other SEM, please see me 
during office hours, I have a number of fixturing parts for Hitachi and 
other manufacturer's SEM's.

The 0.5 mm Allen keys are custom order parts through Hitachi and I 
hesitate to replace what may have been dropped under the floor or taken 
from the lab by a uncaring User.

James Conway
Ebeam Technology Group

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