Digital Microscopy

Our new Olympus DSX 1000 Digital Microscope provides high quality 2D- and 3D-imaging up to 7000x magnification. Hence, the instrument serves as an excellent tool for documentation, analysis, and measurements during failure investigations as well as for regular quality controls.

The 3D-function provides a great depth of field which in many respects makes this instrument similar, but even better than a conventional light microscope. Hence, digital microscopy is widely used for microstructural studies and coating measurements as it provides high quality imaging down to the μm range. The 3D-function also provides excellent topographical information from which various surface and volumetric related parameters can be calculated.

Typical applications:

  • Detailed 2D- and 3D imaging from 20x-7000x magnification
  • Coating thickness measurements
  • Microstructure and grain size measurements
  • Determining surface parameters such as Sa, Ra, Sz.
  • Area fraction of i.e. pores and corrosion pits
Digital Microscopy, corrosion pit
3D image of corrosion pit
Digital microscopy, cutting tool failure
Cutting tool failure
Digital microscopy, etched weld
Etched weld