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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.
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.
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 Mountains® to visualize surface topography in 3D and overlay a color image of solar cells on topography.