Your partner in materialography

In 1963, Erling Juul Nielson founded our company in Vipperod, Danmark, under the name of SCANDINAVIAN DIAMOND PRODUCTS – SCAN-DIA.

In a short time, he established a complete equipment and consumables portfolio for the field of metallography. An example of outstanding products remaining up to date today is the cold mounting system with internationally known products such as SCANDIPLAST and the SCANDIFORMS as well as the grinding and polishing machines of the SCANDIMATIC series. Erling Juul Nielson had the basic idea and was instrumental in the development towards a modern sophisticated diamond polishing system, which, in the 60s, replaced the until then commonly used alumina polishing procedure.

Encouraged by its performance, the company has extended beyond Denmark's borders. Hans Peter Tempelmann takes charge of the sole agencies for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He purchased the company in 1972 and transferred it to Hagen/Westphalia, where it settled under the name of SCAN-DIA Hans P. Tempelmann GmbH.

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Blankenagel manages the company. He entered the company in 1985 and has gained experience in the field of metallography ever since.

SCAN-DIA looks back on 50 years of company history.

Today, the company offers a balanced and customer-oriented portfolio of practical and functional equipment and consumables for the perfect preparation of metallographic and materialographic specimens.

From the company's beginning, SCAN-DIA was internationally represented on several continents and in numerous countries.

Development and manufacture of laboratory equipment and consumables for materialography

The company SCAN-DIA is synonymous with sustainable, economical, and innovative product development. We either develop in-house or in cooperation with our strong partners. In any case, decades of experience and knowledge contribute to a forward-looking product development. All products are tested in our in-house application laboratory. They are subject to regular quality controls.

The result: optimal products and materials for your company

The customer is at the centre of our activities

Individual advice
SCAN-DIA and its experienced employees are glad to assist you in making the best product choice. If necessary, we will prepare a metallographic specimen in our application laboratory in order to find the products that really match your needs. Every preparation step is documented in the laboratory report providing a sound basis for making the best product choice. An individual offer is created which will help you making the best choice.

Fast delivery from stock
SCAN-DIA has all products in stock in sufficient quantities. Generally, all orders are shipped within 24 hours by a parcel service.

SCAN-DIA manufactures according to your individual requirements

In addition to an extensive standard program, SCAN-DIA provides customized solutions whenever our standard program does not provide you with the right solution for your specific needs. In close cooperation with you, SCAN-DIA develops a concept which lives up to your requirements and which will take into account the experience and know-how of both your and our employees. The subsequent product manufacture takes place at our premises and/or in cooperation with qualified partners.


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