System, method and apparatus for fiber sample preparation for image analysis
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The present invention is an apparatus, system and method for preparing samples for analysis including a mechanical fiber cutting apparatus. The mechanical fiber cutting apparatus has two or more cutter blades under the control of a blade moving mechanism. A fiber chamber is positioned to receive the one or more cut fibers created by the cutting action of the two or more cutter blades. The pressurized gas source connected to the fiber chamber transfers the one or more cut fibers into a sample preparation housing. The one or more cut fibers are distributed randomly onto a sample slide within the sample preparation housing.