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Engineering sciences – cladding on heavy duty seals

3D Optical Profiler + SEM (scanning electron microscope) + MountainsMap® Premium software + SEM Extension module

Heavy duty seals are specifically engineered for use in extreme conditions.

To reduce wear, different types of cladding may be applied to the seal surface.

Researchers from the Uppsala University in Sweden studied wear on Stellite, a Cobalt-based family of materials that may be used for cladding.

Two Stellite surfaces were subjected to constant sliding contact, then measured using both a 3D optical profiler and a SEM (scanning electron microscope).

Results allowed imaging and quantification of features on the surface (in particular a chunk of Stellite some 25µ thick transferred from one surface to the other as a result of contact).

Input Data

  • Scan of surface topography (x,y,z)
  • 2 SEM images obtained at different tilt angles
  • MountainsMap® tools used

  • Stereoscopic reconstruction operator applied on 2 SEM images
  • Build series of surfaces operator (allowing visual comparison + creation of the animated view)
  • Step height study (for surface quantification)

  • Courtesy of J. Lind, Uppsala University

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