Deben UK

Deben is a precision engineering company which specialises in the field of tensile testing, motion control and specimen cooling for microscopy applications.

Established in 1986 and named after a Suffolk river, Deben now operates from a large modern business unit in Woolpit, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk.

Main product groups are motor control systems, micro-tensile stages, cooling stages, digital imaging for SEM & TEM and beam blanking equipment. We also make special one off versions of these products to meet specific customer requirements.Deben also provides consultancy, design and prototype manufacturing services. Our in house facilities include SolidWorks 3D CAD and COSMOS finite element analysis software, CNC machining, electronics design and manufacture and software design using Visual C++, and DirectX. Utilising this experience we manufacture products for OEMs and end users in the UK and overseas.


Deben UK Limited

Brickfields Business Park
Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk IP30 9QS. UK
Tel: +44 1359 244870
Fax: +44 1359 244 879

Gary Edwards

Managing Director

Gary Edwards (born 1966) studied electronics at Anglia Ruskin University while working for Lintech Instruments in Cambridge. 

In 1988 Gary joined Stan Davidson at Deben Research where together they developed the company with a range of products for the SEM accessory market. 

In 1996 Gary set up Deben UK to manufacture and market Deben Research products, growing the business from £600K turnover in 1996 to £2 million in 2010.