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Accurate s-parameter measurements in seconds improve production quality

From the production of aluminum alloys and corrosion-resistant refinery equipment to the creation of small custom-application screws, precision manufacturing reaches into every technology and industry. The tools, molds, and assemblies used to manufacture precision parts must be as accurate and defect-free as the parts themselves. Deformation caused by flawed processes, wear, thermal stress, or vibration must be constantly monitored and defects corrected swiftly. Bruker’s 3D optical microscopes robustly determine surface finish, critical angles, spacing, radii, and other dimensions to dramatically improve industrial manufacturing.

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Machined Metal and Precision-Machined Parts

As precision machining adopts ever more stringent surface finish specifications, the ability to visually qualify that a part has “a mirror finish with no burrs” or for the resident expert machinist to feel the exact right “matte texture” has become impossible. Noncontact 3D optical metrology gathers more quantitative information more quickly and more accurately than other methods to ensure machined metal meets exact requirements.

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Oil Transportation and Refining

Corrosion costs the oil industry billions of dollars annually. Bruker’s 3D optical microscopes allow engineers to clearly trace and document changes over time in oil transportation vessels, as well as characterize the influence of additives and other prevention techniques. The large field-of-view, high resolution, and accurate vertical data permits 3D analysis of hundreds of surface corrosion parameters, ultimately enabling the manufacture of better refining equipment.

Power and Cutting Tools

Changes in surface texture and dimensions can radically impact a tool’s function and longevity. 3D optical microscopes rapidly and accurately measure the widest range of surface factors, and can provide critical information on directionality and frequency of machining marks, locate and quantify defects, and generate hundreds of parameters that are difficult or impossible to obtain using two-dimensional techniques.

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