Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Foam under the Microscope

Foam occasionally needs to be analyzed during the manufacturing process to ensure that the air bubbles in the foam are the appropriate distance apart. These images were captured by Microscope World for a customer that manufactures foam.

Foam captured with a 2mp microscope camera.
On the image of foam above notice the small black ruler imposed on the image. This ruler was created using the basic software that is included with the microscope camera.

Foam captured with a stereo microscope.
The image above was captured using a stereo microscope with transmitted light from beneath the stage. The image was captured with a 2mp microscope camera.