Quality Magazine

3-D Laser Confocal Microscope

January 28, 2009

The VK-9700 color 3-D laser scanning confocal microscope combines the capabilities of scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and noncontact profilometry with the ease of use of a conventional microscope. The microscope has an 18,000X magnification, 0.001-micrometer precision and 3-D imaging. It performs a variety of noncontact 3-D measurements, including surface profile, roughness, 3-D and comparative measurements.

The 3-D display works with the virtual trackball method and the use of a computer mouse to control the viewing angle, lighting angle, zoom level and Z-axis height. Three-dimensional images can be illuminated with pseudo-light when displayed on the screen. Adjusting the angle of the light in accordance with an object shades microscopic irregularities on the surface of an object.

Keyence Corp. of America
(888) 539-3623 ext. 70703
www.digitalmicroscope.com/prd