2D functional analysis of automotive surfaces

An automotive manufacturer used MountainsMap® to study parameters associated with wear and lubrication.

Quality control of plastic graining on dashboard

A French car manufacturer performed quality control of automotive dashboard material (plastic). Measured data was checked to be in compliance with ISO 25178 parameters.

Contour analysis of an automotive component

In the automotive industry, engineers used MountainsMap® to check compliance of components with nominal form.

Functional analysis of lubrication zones on a motor cylinder

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. MountainsMap® software was used to provide advanced analysis of the volume of the zones studied.

Understanding how Neolithic objects were manufactured

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).

Solar cell pyramids – visualization of 3D surface topography

Pyramid-shaped solar cells are particularly effective for converting energy from the sun into usable energy without the problem of overheating. In a study on solar cell performance enhancement, industrial researchers used MountainsMap® to visualize surface topography in 3D and overlay a color image of solar cells on topography.

Characterization of metal & alloy defects

In today’s competitive environment, industrial manufacturers continue to invest heavily in tests aoming to improve metal coating performances. In this case study, scratches on a copper surface with tin deposits were measured by a 3D optical profiler.

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