Herbert Selbach, the author of this website, is a German engineer with over 40 years experience in the machine tool industry. He has designed and built machines for production of surgical needles, small wire applications, and fiber optics. He is the founder of Selbach Machinery L.L.C. and started producing tungsten tips for micro-dissection needles in 1996.

Today, Selbach Machinery L.L.C., located in Wilmington, NC, USA, is the premier manufacturer of tungsten electrodes, pins, and needles for small wire applications.

The company’s experience with small tungsten wire has resulted in a range of clientele that not only service medical applications, but also aerospace, computer, and other scientific fields.