President and Owner Tom Schmelzer began machining precision instrument parts in 1979 as an employee of Gatan. He has forty years of experience as a Pennsylvania-certified precision instrument maker and Journeyman Machinist / Precision Instrument Maker.

During his tenure at Gatan, he expanded his skill set. He no longer exclusively machined parts, but he also was a TEM Holder Service Engineer at Gatan's Munich, Germany branch, where he developed the TEM Sample Holder Service department from the ground up.

Beginning in 2002, Tom started TGS Technologies, a company dedicated to its customers' needs and providing quality service. In the years since then, the company has grown to service a variety of sample holders for a number of prestigious research institutions and laboratories, service on holders such as single tilt, double tilt, room temperature, cooling, heating and rotate holders.

To read more about what services we offer, visit our services page.

Skilled & Experienced

You are in good hands when you use TGS Technologies. Our extensive experience with precision instruments has led to great success repairing, modifying, and converting sample holders to fit your specifications. But we more than just a service company; we are a company that has your best interests in mind and will work with you to produce precision instruments that best suit your research.

At TGS Technologies, we believe that hard work and honesty are the building blocks of life and of business, We care about the service we provide and ensure that it is the highest quality. We extend that same care toward you, the customer. We understand that you need your sample holders serviced or modified, and we exist to provide that service and modification.

Value-driven business