ZEISS 3DSM
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ZEISS 3DSM

Analyze Topographical Samples in 3D

Your scanning electron microscope measures and analyzes all kinds of samples in 2D: to analyze the surfaces of samples in 3D, use 3DSM, the optional software package from ZEISS. Get topographical information by reconstructing a complete 3D model of your sample’s surface using the signals of backscatter detectors.

  • Perform 3D surface modeling with your SEM
  • Use 3DSM to reconstruct surface topographies
  • Switch to 3DSM Metrology to add quantification to your measurements
3D Surface Modelling

3D Surface Modelling

Use Your SEM to Reconstruct the Surfaces of Your Samples

Typical use cases are profile height measurements. They are usually performed by a profilometer or an AFM in an industry research or quality lab, e.g. for the fast assessment of machined surfaces or imprint processes. Both techniques lack the convenient localization of the ROIs that an SEM delivers. On request the measurement accuracy is adjusted for your instrument specifically by a calibration standard with defined step heights.

3DSM Metrology

3DSM Metrology

  • Upgrade your ZEISS FE-SEM with the optional package 3DSM Metrology to gain automatic measurements and documentation in compliance with ISO 25178, DIN and ASME and other standards for routine checks.
  • Analyze surfaces in 3D and generate complete measurement records.
  • Characterize surfaces and profiles including parameters such as step height, distance, nanometer scaled contour, roughness and waviness, particle and grain size.
  • Create completely traceable metrological reports.
3DSM

3DSM

  • Perform a 3D surface reconstruction of suitable samples examined with electron microscopes equipped aBSD (annular Backscatter), an AsB (Angular selective Backscatter, GeminiSEM Family only) or a BSD1 (EVO) detector.
  • Combine 3DSM with SmartSEM, the software that operates the SEM, for real-time or sequential 3D imaging or operate in stand-alone mode to visualize archived project files.
  • Benefit from real-time operation and reconstruction times < 2s with GeminiSEM; Sigma and EVO delivers the images sequentially.
  • The underlying “shape-from-shading” algorithm handles the reconstruction.
  • Perform basic measurements such as profile dimensions, and 2D and 3D roughness evaluations directly on the resulting 3D model – with just a few mouse clicks.
  • 3DSM now comes with a new GUI, oriented along the workflow steps: position, acquire and correct.
  • Benefit from new standard roughness values (Ra, Sa) and new filters for waviness and noise correction.

Applications

  • Ceramics surface reconstructed using 3DSM
  • Thread of a screw reconstructed using 3DSM
  • Imprint of a bullet reconstructed using 3DSM
  • Ceramics surface reconstructed using 3DSM

    Ceramics surface reconstructed using 3DSM

  • Thread of a screw reconstructed using 3DSM

    Thread of a screw reconstructed using 3DSM

  • Imprint of a bullet reconstructed using 3DSM

    Imprint of a bullet reconstructed using 3DSM

Downloads

    • 3DSM

      3D Surface Modelling

      Pages: 6
      File size: 426 KB
    • The Real Time 3DSM Solution for the ZEISS GeminiSEM Family

      Pages: 6
      File size: 2 MB

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