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Analyze roughness and calculate surface texture parameters according to ISO 25178, ISO 4287, ISO 13565, ISO 21920 etc. and other national standards
Roughness and ISO parameters
Seperate roughness and waviness components of surfaces using the latest ISO 16610 advanced filtering techniques.
Access ISO parameters including:
Calculate & display ASME B46.1 2D and 3D parameters (USA), GB/T (China), DIN (Germany), JIS (Japan), NF (France), BSI (UK), UNE (Spain) and UNI (Italy) etc.
Perform functional analysis:
Prepare your measured data for analysis by removing outliers, local defects and noise.
Normalize surfaces and remove artifacts prior to analysis. Tools include:
Analyze surface geometry: calculate distances, areas, step heights, volumes and much more.
Perform fast and accurate analysis of surface geometry with tools for measuring:
Increase profilometer range. Use stitching to expand range of all axes (including Z) and overcome instrument limitations.
Extract and analyze regions of interest, then study them in the same way as complete measured surfaces.
Once a sub-surface or region of interest has been extracted it can be analyzed in exactly the same way as a full surface – parameters are calculated on the sub-surface only. This makes it possible, for example, to study the roughness, flatness and coplanarity of planes on MEMS and mechanical and electronic components.
Shell (freeform surface) analysis
Shell visualization and analysis:
Perform metrological analysis on shells:
Advanced contour analysis
Carry out advanced surface texture analysis:
Particle analysis and more
Fourier & wavelets analysis
Perform correlative analysis and colocalize data from any profiler or microscope, all with the same software.
Left: colocalization of an SEM image and an optical microscope image.
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All profile and areal measuring instruments
All profile and areal measuring instruments
Areal optical profilers producing topography maps together with an intensity image and/or a color image
Areal optical or contact stylus profilometers producing topography maps
2D contact or optical profilometers
Profile roughness and waviness analysis
Basic analysis of surface data
Stitching of images and surfaces, outlier removal & multifocus reconstruction
Support for file formats from optical profilers
Automotive parameters, advanced filters
Advanced analysis tools (particle analysis, thickness analysis, wear/deposit analysis etc.)
Exhaustive list of parameters for surface texture analysis
Support for time-series of surfaces and freeform surfaces (shells)
The following range of optional modules for advanced and specialized applications is available with the MountainsMap® range.
Freeform surface management, complex shape analysis, high quality 3D visualization
Multi-scale methods for analyzing geometric properties of surfaces and their scale derivatives (formerly in Sfrax software)
Assess functional performance with a full set of profile parameters developed by the automotive industry
Basic geometric dimensioning & tolerancing of contour profiles & horizontal contours extracted from images & surfaces
Advanced dimensioning and tolerancing, DXF CAD-compare, Gothic arch and other advanced functions
Analyze surface evolution with respect to time, temperature, magnetic field or another dimension
A comprehensive toolset for detecting and analyzing particles, pores, grains, islands etc. on structured surfaces
Advanced profile filtering, Fourier analysis, fractal analysis and statistical analysis of series of profiles
FFT-based texture analysis, advanced FFT filtering, multi-scale analysis by wavelets
Researchers at Purdue and Harvard universities explored fish scale surfaces in 3D using MountainsMap® software.
A comprehensive description of the surface of snow is crucial for understanding the tribological system between skis and snow. Felix Breitschädel, of the Norwegian Olympic Sports Center, tells us how a novel measurement device is changing our understanding of the surface of snow and constitutes a promising method for future research.
Researchers used 3D surface texture analysis to study the tooth surfaces of two wild chimpanzee populations from Western Africa to trace seasonal dietary variations and individual feeding habits in these animals.
A team of researchers at King’s College London worked on ways to improve the understanding of the erosive tooth wear process, and also investigated innovative techniques for clinicians to monitor and treat it.
Quartzite stone flakes were analyzed to better understand the use of archaeological artifacts by prehistoric men.
A group of researchers from the University of Ferrara, Italy, defined a general procedure to characterize surfaces and to evaluate their antimicrobial properties. Learn more about how they used Mountains® software in their study.
The profilometer manufacturer Nanovea conducted a study of different pharmaceutical tablets in order to study their surface roughness. With the use of a profilometer, they measured the average surface roughness of three different tablet surfaces. The data obtained was then analyzed with Nanovea’s Professional 3D software based on Mountains® technology.
Researchers at the Luleå University of Technology and Scania in Sweden, recently investigated how surface topography influences oil film formation in tribological interfaces pertinent to gears. The study was oriented towards the improvement of fuel economy and sustainability. Jonny Hansen, a member of the research team, explains how Mountains® software was used to help achieve results.
Advanced Research Specialist, 3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division
I have been a Mountains® user since 1999. The technical support staff at Digital Surf have been very helpful over all these years. They have adapted the software to read custom data formats as well as provided application-specific advice on the use of some of the advanced features, such as the motifs analysis. Whenever any issues were found, Digital Surf has always responded quickly and always fixed the problem.
Assistant professor, University of Tusla
Mountains® software is an exceptional tool for the analysis of surface characteristics on archaeological artifacts. I use this software for the quantification of wear traces on stone tools, allowing us to identify and improve our knowledge of prehistoric human activities. The software is user-friendly and Digital Surf has excellent customer support, making Mountains® a fundamental tool for my research.