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Surface Wear Subtraction Using 3D Profilometry

In this application the Nanovea ST400 Profilometer is used to measure the surface wear of a golf ball before and after wearing of the surface with sandpaper. The two profile measurements were then combined through software surface subtraction to analyze wear volume loss. This feature is ideal for applications such as but not limited to: wear, corrosion and lubrication failure.

Surface Wear Subtraction Using 3D Profilometry

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:


• Nanoindentation hardness of optical fiber
• Nanoindentation compression of plant surface
• Nanoscratch of solar thin films
• Nanoscratch of optical fiber
• Microindentation hardness of tungsten carbide
• Micro Scratch of foil coating
• Macro Scratch of wood coating

3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of medical parts
• Roughness of films
• Texture consistency of molded plastic
• Finish of machined parts
• Depth & Area of micro scratches
• Topography & Form of spray coating
• Dimension of optical spheres


• Wear resistance of aluminum oxide coatings
• Wear testing tungsten carbide
• Wear testing chromium oxide
• Friction testing of catheter
• Friction testing of foaming liquid