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