The ability to non-destructively characterize a metal surface and understand its topography is a powerful tool for understanding many aspects of metal surface behavior in critical applications in research and in industrial labs, such as contact behavior between two materials.
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) facilitates quantitative measurements of topography parameters by obtaining detailed 3D maps of each surface. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), in addition, allows detailed assessments of the surface damage. Embedded grit, surface deformation, voids and crevices can all be made clearly visible. Combined with software solutions for multi-modal, correlative microscopy and for automation, these two microscopy techniques help to obtain detailed information about almost any surface feature in a rapid, precise and accurate way.
Download the application note to learn more about the assessment of metal surfaces:
- Grit Blasting Method
- 3D Profilometry
- Roughness Measurement
- Embedded Grit