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|MountainsMap® Premium||MountainsMap® Expert||MountainsMap® Imaging Topography||MountainsMap® Topography||MountainsMap® Profile|
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
Suitable for areal optical or contact stylus profilometers producing topography maps
2D contact or optical profilometers
|Advanced analysis tools (Profilometry)|
|Automotive parameters, advanced filters|
|Basic analysis of surface data|
|Exhaustive list of parameters for surface texture analysis|
|Profile roughness and waviness analysis|
|Stitching of images and surfaces, outlier removal & multifocus reconstruction.|
|Support for file formats from optical profilers|
|Support for time-series of surfaces and freeform surfaces (shells).|
The following range of optional modules for advanced and specialized applications is available for MountainsMap® for Profilometry range.
Basic geometric dimensioning & tolerancing of contour profiles and horizontal contours extracted from images, surfaces etc.
A comprehensive toolset for detecting and analyzing particles, pores, grains, islands etc. on structured surfaces
Advanced profile filtering, fractal and Fourier analysis, statistical analysis of series of profiles
A group of researchers from the University of Ferrara, Italy, defined a general procedure to characterize new materials obtained by anodic oxidation. These types of surfaces, due to their nano-porous structure, act as reservoirs of silver ions which in turn confer antimicrobial properties to the surfaces.
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.
Researchers in tissue engineering & biophotonics at King’s College London (UK) seeking to attain better understanding of tooth enamel erosion recently applied its methods to bring to light micro-scale surface changes over time.
An automotive manufacturer used Mountains® software to study parameters associated with wear and lubrication.
A French car manufacturer performed quality control of automotive dashboard material (plastic). Measured data was checked to be in compliance with ISO 25178 parameters.
In the automotive industry, engineers used Mountains® to check compliance of components with nominal form.
Tools for measuring surface roughness were used to study stelae and a menhir from the Late Neolithic-Chalcolithic period (around 3000 BC) discovered during the excavation of a prehistoric settlement in the Serra del Mas Bonet in Catalonia (Spain).
Friction, core and lubrication zones of a motor cylinder were studied in order to investigate opportunities for improving fuel efficiency and thus reduce harmful emissions. Mountains® software was used to provide advanced analysis of the volume of the zones studied.
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.