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One of the critical applications of optical metrology in tooling is the dimensional characterization of cutting tools. Roughness measurements can also be used to predict how removed material will exit the tool in the aim of preventing clot formation or overheating. In addition, optical metrology can provide local measurements to help identify issues such as chipping or coating peeling, which indicate if a tool needs to be replaced or repaired. In this study, all these characterizations were managed using one, unique set-up: the Sensofar S neox Five Axis and SensoMap software powered by Mountains®.
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.
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.