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Connector Pin Inspection With 3D Profilometry

In this application, the Nanovea ST400 Profilometer is used to measure the full area of a connector surface and its pins. The application was chosen for its challenging features while highlighting the measurement options with Nanovea’s technique. There is an endless list surface parameters that can be automatically calculated after the surface scan. Here we will review a full 3D profile, flatness of the connector base, coplanarity of the pins and the roughness of a pin tip.

Connector Pin Inspection With 3D Profilometry

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

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Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation of micro features
• Nanoindentation fracture of nanocomposite
• Nanoindentation DMA of gel
• Nanoindentation DMA of steel
• Nano Wear of nano composite coatings
• Micro Scratch of coil coating
• Microindentation mapping of hard polymer
• Microindentation yield strength of micro rods

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness measurement of micro medical parts
• Roughness of peened surface
• Roughness of micro wire
• Roughness of mini turbine blade
• Step height of polymer structures
• Area of machined surface alteration

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Tribology:

• COF of implant surface
• COF of medical device
• Wear rate of pvc tubing
• Wear rate of polished aluminum
• Wear rate of iron aluminide

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation mapping of bone
• Nanoindentation DMA of polymer
• Nanoindentation compression of micro features
• Nano scratch of self healing coating
• Micro wear of prosthetic
• Microindentation mapping of ceramic
• Microindentation yield strength of composite

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Topography of micro parts
• Profile of composite panel
• Roughness of peened surface
• Roughness of dental implant
• Roughness of mini turbine blade
• Dimension of microspheres
• Coplanarity of surface steps

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Tribology:

• Friction testing of brake pad
• Friction testing of various lubricants
• Friction testing of medical device
• Wear resistance of polished hard wood
• Wear resistance of polished concrete
• Self lubricating composite wear and friction

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation mapping of polymer
• Mechanical properties of rock particles with nanoindentation
• Nanoindentation of wafers
• Nano scratch of coatings
• Micro scratch of coated wire
• Microindentation mapping of glass
• Microindentation yield strength of steel

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Topography of peened steel
• Profile of tooth mold
• Roughness of abrasive bit
• Texture flow botanical surface
• Flatness of micro part
• Coplanarity of micro features

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Tribology:

• Fricting testing of lubricated composite
• Friction testing of prosthetic surface
• Wear resistance of hard wire
• Wear resistance of heat treated steel

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation compression of micro features
• Nanoindentation stress vs strain thin films
• Nanoindentation yield strength of composite
• Nano scratch of coatings
• Nano scratch of microstrip
• Nano friction medical devise
• Microindentation fracture toughness glass

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Profile of mems
• Profile of small turbine blade
• Micro machined parts roughness measurement
• Roughness of implant
• Texture pattern of micro fabric
• Coplanarity of printed electronic
• Coplanarity of micro features

tribology-lab
Tribology:

• Friction testing of lubrication
• Friction testing of medical plastic
• Wear resistance of ceramic
• Wear resistance of composite

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nanoindentation oscillation of thin films
• Nanoindentation of peened surface
• Nano yield strength of mems
• Nano scratch of stent
• Nano scratch of microstrip
• Nano wear of implant
• Micro scratch of aluminum parts

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Profile of micro machined surface
• Profile of anodization surface
• Planarity of micro marks
• Roughness of peened surface
• Topography of wood surface
• Step height of micro channel
• Step height of printed electronics

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Tribology:
• Friction testing of silicon
• Ptfe coating wear friction testing
• 36hr wear rate of dlc coating
• Wear resistance of glass
• High temp wear resistance of graphite

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nano fracture of ceramic
• Nano scratch of microelectronic coating
• Nano scratch of medical coating
• Nano compression of micro feature
• Nano stress strain solar film
• Micro scratch of TiN coating
• Microindentation of concrete

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Texture patterns of fracture
• Flatness of flip chip
• Planarity of microelectronic
• Profile of dental samples
• Roughness of micro pitting
• Roughness of micro medical parts
• Step Height of solder paste

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Tribology:

• Coefficient of friction polyurethane coating
• Coefficient of friction medical plastic
• 24hr Wear resistance of coated glass
• Wear resistance of submerged implant
• chrome carbide coating wear resistance

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nano scratch of composite foil
• Nano scratch of composite samples
• Nano scratch of hard polymer
• Nano wear of implant
• Nanoindentaion of wafer samples
• Mechanical properties of laser welds with Nanoindentation
• Microindentation of rock

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of print rollers
• Roughness of micro cones
• Roughness of dental implants
• Topography of laser etched polymer
• Flatness of ceramic samples
• Height variations of micro bumps
• Coplanarity of tool bit surface
• Depth consistency of micro channels

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Tribology:

• Coefficient of friction powders
• Coefficient of friction gels
• Coefficient of friction grip samples
• Wear resistance of engine parts
• Wear resistance of hard fiber
• Wear resistance of hard glass composite

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:

mechanical-lab

Mechanical:

• Nano scratch of solar film
• Nano scratch of micro wires
• Nano wear of composite seals
• Nanoindentaion of wafer samples
• Nanoindentation of mineral particles
• Nano Compression of silicon
• Micro Fracture Toughness of carbon

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3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of thin clear plastic
• Roughness of o-ring
• Sandblasted steel texture measurement
• Dimension of micro component
• Topography of rock drill head
• Profile of micro features
• Step Height of thin films
• CoPlanarity of samtec connector

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Tribology:

• Coefficient of friction polished concrete
• Coefficient of friction elastomer
• Wear resistance of hard plastic casing
• Wear resistance of hard carbon coating
• Wear resistance of epoxy coating

The Release of the Jr25 True Portable Profilometer

Nov, 2010 (Irvine, CA) – The Nanovea Jr25, 3D Non Contact Portable Profilometer, is the first truly portable high performance Profilometer of its kind. With an optional battery pack and carrying case, the Jr25 provides measurement capability rarely available during field study. The Jr25 is designed to easily utilize leading edge optical pens using superior white light axial chromatism measurement. Nano through macro range can be obtained during measurement (Profile/Dimension, Roughness/Finish/Texture, Shape/Form/Topography, Flatness/Warpage, Volume Area, Step-Height/Depth/Thickness and others) on a wider range of geometries and materials than any other Profilometer and now with true portable capability. With a total weight less than 5.5 Kg, the operator can safely place the Jr25 onto the surface under inspection. The Jr25 has the ability to measure an area up to 25mm x 25mm, and depending on the optical pen a depth up to 27mm and resolution down to 5nm. Focusing of the surface is achieved manually with a smooth touch micrometer and 30 mm travel range. Surfaces of almost any type can be measured regardless of how reflective/no reflective, transparent/opaque, or specular/diffusive the material is. With a fully rotational, single axis, head the Jr25 has the ability to measure surfaces at difficult angles. Along with quick and ease of use, the Jr25 has been designed specifically for production environments where samples cannot be moved and open field studies. “The door has now been opened for our 3D Non Contact technique to reach environments untouched by this type of measurement ability; from the moon to the desert and everything in between. The field has truly become the lab with this type of measurement resource at your side.” – Craig Leising | Product Manager

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