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Snow surfaces investigated in situ on ski friction

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.

Revealing diet from tooth wear surfaces in wild chimpanzees

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.

Intra-oral scanners for tooth erosion quantification

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.

Quantifying use-wear on quartzite stone tools

Quartzite stone flakes were analyzed to better understand the use of archaeological artifacts by prehistoric men.

Characterizing antimicrobial surface topography

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.

3D profilometry for quality control of pharmaceutical tablets

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.

Assessing the tribological interface of mechanical parts

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.

Detecting tooth enamel erosion

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.

2D functional analysis of automotive surfaces

An automotive manufacturer used Mountains® software 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 Mountains® to check compliance of components with nominal form.

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).