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Polished steel tools – surface finish defect characterization

3D optical interferometric microscope + MountainsMap® Premium software

Input Data

  • Surface topography (x, y, z) of polished steel samples.
  • Results

  • Visualization and characterization of areas on polished steel surfaces with an appearance different from their surroundings, for example so-called milky spots.
  • Mountains® tools used

  • Motifs analysis.
  • MATLAB compatibility.
  • Local area mapping.

  • Images courtesy of University of Halmstad, Sweden

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    Surface Newsletter November 2014

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    3D Optical

    3D Optical Profilers

    3D Scanning

    3D Scanning Profilometers


    AFM (atomic force microscope)


    SEM (scanning electron microscope)


    Hyperspectal microscopes


    2D Profilometers

    Correlative Studies

    3D Optical Profiler + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM-IR (atomic force microscope with tunable pulsed infrared source)

    STM (scanning tunneling microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + fluorescence microscope

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