Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Viewing Wires with a Microscope

Microscope World recently had a customer who needed to view wires with a microscope, and in particular they were interested in measuring the wire casing.

Using the National Optical DC5-420TH digital stereo microscope, these images were captured and measurements made with the included microscope software.

Wires captured at 10x magnification.

20x magnification.

30x magnification.

40x magnification.

The small white text box you see in each image notes the section that was measured, and how long it is. For this project the text boxes were kept small on purpose, but it should be noted that these can be made much larger for ease of reading. Additionally, the measurement feature allows you to measure not only lines, but area, diameter, etc. You can learn more about the software here.