10/07/2023 By admin Off

What is 5-Axis non-contact 3D Optical Profiler?

A 5-axis non-contact 3D optical profiler is a high-precision measurement instrument used to analyze and characterize the surface topography and dimensions of objects. It employs optical technology to capture three-dimensional data with sub-micron resolution.

The “5-axis” in the name refers to the instrument’s ability to move the sample and the measurement probe simultaneously in multiple directions. This movement provides flexibility in positioning the sample and allows for the measurement of complex shapes and features from different angles.

The “non-contact” aspect means that the profiler does not physically touch the surface being measured. Instead, it uses light-based methods, such as interferometry or confocal microscopy, to gather surface data without causing any damage or alteration to the object.

The profiler utilizes optics, typically including a microscope objective and a camera, to capture images of the sample surface. By analyzing the images, the system can reconstruct a detailed three-dimensional representation of the object’s topography. The captured data can be used to measure parameters such as surface roughness, step heights, form deviations, and feature dimensions.

The applications of a 5-axis non-contact 3D optical profiler are diverse and can be found in various industries, including manufacturing, materials science, microelectronics, medical devices, automotive, and more. It enables researchers, engineers, and quality control personnel to accurately measure and evaluate the surface characteristics of objects, aiding in product development, process optimization, and quality assurance.