Our four optical microscopes, capable of magnifications ranging from 6.5 X to 2000 X, are interfaced to high-resolution colour digital cameras that allow capture of digital images. Our Keyence VHX-6000 digital microscope offers the latest in image stacking, which gives a fully focussed image across a large depth of field, image stitching and a full package of image analysis and metrology options. Our Zeiss microscopes are interfaced with a Keyence VHX-950F which allows for a similar suite of image capture and analysis options. Further high magnification imaging solutions and metrology options are also available using our confocal laser scanning microscope.
Examining samples by optical microscopy aids us in determining which technique will be the most suitable if further analysis is required.
Keyence VHX-6000 Digital Microscope
Zeiss Axioplan Compound Microscope (interfaced with a Keyence VHX-950F)
Zeiss Discovery V8 Stereomicroscope (interfaced with a Keyence VHX-950F)
WILD M3Z Stereomicroscope (interfaced with Northern Eclipse Software v.8.0 and Camera)
Examples of Optical Micrographs:
- Imaging of cross-sections
- Imaging of microstructure from etched metallurgical cross-sections
- Film thicknesses
- Layer thicknesses of cross-sections
- Imaging of defects on surfaces